When i click on my Alcatel connection, I get logged in quickly. Then I click on IE6 and have to wait 4/5 minutes until my home page loads. In the bottom left corner of IE6 i get the message searching for click here (home page), but nothing happens for 4/5 mins. I have changed my home page, but this makes no difference. I am using Windows XP Home. Any suggestions please?? Once the home page is there, surfing continues at normal speed, until I disconnect and then reconnect later, when the problem starts again.
Something not quite right there, but not sure what it is. Clicking on your link, the homepage loads instantly using IE6.
When I have logged on through my Alcatel connection, I click on the IE6 Icon and my home page loads in less than 2 seconds, I don't think that changing your homepage will improve the speed of loading though.
Just before the initial connection became this slow, I used a Mesh recovery disk for something else. This resulted in me losing the network connection altogether. I rang Freeserve Broadband Help Desk and a software expert took me through a large numer of setting changes and managed to get my dial up networking connection back. I reckon there is something wrong with the set-up, somewhere. Any ideas???
My problem is only the initial connection. After the home page loads everthing works very fast. During the initial few minutes of inactivity, the little pc's on the task bar are blank (i.e. not communicating)
Have you tried disconnecting your dial-up modem? If this solves the problem then we will know its the dial-up that is causing the problem. It appears that IE6 is looking for a dial-up before the Broadband connection.