Disable "Loading Data" splash screen

When I first load the vera portal in my browser there is a “Loading Data” screen which does something on the internet and then goes away. I lose my internet connection frustratingly often and like to go into vera to turn the modem off/on since i have it on a z-wave plug. The problem is that the “Loading Data” screen can take several minutes to error out(since there is no internet connection) at which point I can then access the UI. Is there any way to work around this. I am on UI5.

Also, for what its worth I understand the need to fight spam but the tests to register and post on these forums are infuriating.