Order/timing of startup programs
Posted on 2004-04-20
I have an iBook G4 1 GHz running OS X 10.3 and recently installed MSN Messenger for Mac and Virex from the .Mac service. I have an Airport Extreme card for wireless networking with an older but perfectly functional Linksys 802.11b gateway router. Intenet access is though Earthlink DSL.
On startup both Virex and MSN Messenger try to connect to the Internet before my Airport Extreme sets up a connection through the Linksys. The result is that both report errors - Virex because it can't update and MSN Messenger because it can't contact the server. I can tell both apps to retry almost immediately and they work fine - the connection is there moments after they fail. Is there some way to adjust the timing of startup applications so that the network connection is established before Virex and MSN Messenger attempt to connect?