Alright, well I'm not entirely sure how to go about figuring out what is causing this exactly. I've been looking around various other forums where people had this problem, and from what I can tell is that most everyone is using a laptop and an intel ipw3945 wireless card. My knowledge of kernel level operations is somewhat limited, does anyone know if it is possible that the wireless card is causing this? It usually happens when I'm doing something over the Internet, or trying to connect to a WAN.
I just found this thread: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99279
it seems they have a very similar problem, plus they seem to be on track for a fix.