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IE 5 Connection Problems

By peek47 ·
IE 5's performance has degraded to a point now that it asks to retry the connection every time it is used and takes forever to connect, is this a result of installing the service pack ( sp 2 for IE 5.01)?. I'm on a DSL line always connected, I have yet to find support for this on microsoft site. Or is the software corrupt beyond repair?

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by Ann777 In reply to IE 5 Connection Problems

I recommend that you remove all files/folsers under Temporary Internet Files, as well as any *.TMP files and ~*.* files. Then install IE 5.5 and test.

Most slowdown problems relate to the fact that the drive is not regularly cleaned of old files and sometimes these files get corrupted. Cleaning does help.

Some of the problems might be related to wheather as well. I've had at least 10 different IP addresses on my DSL connection in the last two weeks. But there was at least one power fail during this time as well.

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by Ann777 In reply to IE 5 Connection Problems

typed weather wrong.

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by Stillatit In reply to IE 5 Connection Problems

In IE, go to tools/internet options/connections. Make sure you are NOT dialing anything (the never dial choice). Click on the LAN Settings button. Clear all the check boxes. If you know you are using a proxy, check the Proxy box and fill in the IP of the server.

Watch the title bar carefully as IE starts, and see if it is automatically checking for updates. If it does, this takes varying amounts of time depending on how busy that Microsoft site is. You may want to turn this off (or not).
If you DSL is using PPPOE, where it uses a user name and password, you may need to click on your login icon to establish a session before you start IE. This is WinPoet for some providers, there may be others.

Good luck.

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by peek47 In reply to IE 5 Connection Problems

Thank's for the help, it loads the web sites faster, but still tells me I'm not connected and to try again. One out of two is good enough. My home network was down, lost dsl, trying to fix IE was the last fix
needed to end a lousy weekend.

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