I use Windows 98, with 500mhz, a hard drive of 20G (with plenty of space), and 256K memory. I'm having an intermittent problem when using Internet Explorer. I connect using SBC DSL and am extremely impressed with the speed. However, too many times to count, I will click on a link (or type a URL in the address field) and nothing happens. No hour glass, no change of a cursor... nothing.
This has happened so many times that I now immediately go to Start | Run and type in the following command: ping yahoo.com. Immediately I see the old DOS window (blank). After about 20 to 30 seconds I finally see the results of my ping (replies).... then Internet Explorer will take me to my link or URL.
My Virus software is current. I have run AdWare, SpyBot, etc.... nothing detected. My cache is clean (which I know may slow things down, but not 20 to 30 seconds).
Suggestions? Is there a setting in IE that I should tinker with? Setting for the modem? I'm looking for suggestions.