Re: Delay starting IE7 caused by loads of RAS book entries
"ShaneUK20" <ShaneUK20@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi Robert
> Thanks for the cross post. You are correct it is Vista. My IE is set to
> never dial a connection but they do appear in the list of available dial ups.
> I'm guessing IE does something to populate that list every time it is opened.
More significantly, IE assumes that you already have an Internet connection
if it needs one.
> If I move the file to the desktop and open it from there it works and IE7 is
> quick. Which is the same as opening it with rasphone.exe. Unfortunately you
> don't get all of the functionality this way. For example you cannot delete an
I can't remember what the old NT4 UI was for this, which was the last time
I used it, but FWIW I just checked my XP's rasphone.exe -? help and found
it has an -r option which would do that. ; ) Otherwise the XP Network
Connections tool seems easier to use. I can enter that from my Start menu:
Connect To > Show all connections. IIRC that is not a default even in XP
and I had to use Start menu customization to add it. Again, I have never
seen Vista so I don't know what your options are analogously with it.
> Once again thanks for the reply and I'll keep looking for an explanation.
You might like to try what I'm doing to solve a related problem with my
PPPoE DSL connection. As with your case IE is set to Never dial.
But my OE and WLMail accounts are all configured to use the PPPoE
connection explicitly (instead of getting "Any Connection"--typically the
(non-Internet connected) Local Area Connection that they would both
otherwise try with resulting timeouts, delays or other undesirable symptoms
as the OS tries to figure out how to connect to the Internet dynamically.
So, when I know I haven't been connected for a while I just use Ctrl-M
in either mail reader to check my E-mail. If necessary the PPPoE login
is done, the Internet connection is established and things work smoothly.
And after that IE can connect cleanly too. I suppose IE would work just
as well if I configured it for Always dial instead too but I haven't tried that.