Thanks for your reply, please see answers below
Do you use built-in wifi or an adapter - USB or PCMCIA?
Via the built in wireless in the laptop
Is your wifi management software provided by a third party or do you use Windows' built-in wifi management software?
What happens when you try to open IE early? Does the program refuse to load at all,
or just show a blank page?
Yes it will not load, you just get the spinning blue circle thing, and then as soon as the wireless connection shows “connected” IE will load up
However Firefox will load up and browse the internet fine
Any error messages?
No error messages
Does the situation improve if you disable wifi and connect with a cable?
I have yet to do this test, as I thought I had a cable but will get one ASAP and report back – my laptop model is FUJITSU SIEMENS ESPRIMO Mobile V5515 V1.07