>>>>> "Vladimir" == Vladimir Berezniker <volchok@stripped> writes:
Vladimir> Ping works just fine, and it definitely does not try to access it
Vladimir> dial-up. I played around with my network settings and was able to speed it
> up, but
Vladimir> still I have about 5 second delay for each MySQL request. Interestingly
> enough on
Vladimir> rare occasions it works instantly but that happens very rarely. As a result
> it is
Vladimir> very difficult to write PHP scripts that access database, because it take so
> long to
Vladimir> execute even one query.
Vladimir> Vladimir Berezniker
Do you connect to localhost or 'hostname' ?
Another problem may be that your DNS resolving is slow.
Try creating the following \windows\hosts file:
and try connecting to 'localhost'
Does this help?