OK, I've got some more info on this. The difference seems to be which player is the default for the files I am trying to access on the protected web page. The links happen to be to .MP3 files. If the default .MP3 player in the browser is Windows Media Player, it prompts me for userid/pw every time I click a link to a file. If the default is QuickTime for playing .MP3 files in Internet Explorer, I do not get prompted for a userid/pw.
However, with Windows Media Player, the file begins playing immediately after I enter the userid/pw (i.e. streaming). With QuickTime it seems it has to download the entire file before it starts playing.
So I guess I am asking if anyone knows how to adjust the Windows Media Player/Internet Explorer options so I don't get prompted for every link OR does anyone know how to tell QuickTime to stream the files instead of downloading the whole file before starting to play?
Thanks again folks ............ Rob