IE hangs every now and then



use an ADSL connection (via a dialup) and have no connection problems with
other programs such as MSN messenger
When I double click IE to open it, nothing much happens for about 10
seconds. The My CPU Processing LED does not even light up and the hourglass
does not appear. 10 seconds later IE opens up and the webpage downloads
normally so I know I don't have a connection problem. My browsing is fine,
but every now and then when it loads a page the whole system will hang (mouse
is still able to move) for about another 30 seconds before I can do anything

Earlier on when I mentioned about the long loading time for IE, I realised
it has something to do with my dialup because the moment I disconnect the
ADSL dialup, all the 'pending' windows then I have opened will open suddenly.

My guess for this problem is as follows: When I open IE, the computer is
waiting for something to happen (from the dialup side). This does not happen
until about 30 seconds later. (When the IE window opens up, all the other
'pending' windows will open up too). And this 'waiting' only happens when
certain actions are performed (e.g. when I open a new window, and about half
of the time when a new page loads.)

I hope you guys could help me find a solution to this along these lines.

BTW, this problem only occurs with my ADSL dialup and on THIS computer.
There aren't too much stuff being installed on this system as I just did a
format a week ago. I have another computer at home with a different ADSL
dialup modem. I tried installing that modem on this computer but the same
problem happens. Both modems work fine on the other computer.
Lastly, when I use my school's LAN (Ethernet) connection, IE works perfectly


I read the FAQ, but I don't know how to access the Control Panel > TCPIP
settings. I don't see them?

Jon Kennedy

If you are using XP - go to Start...Settings...Control Panel...Network
Connections...right click your network connection, click Properties...on the
General tab, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to highlight it, click

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