Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1327 from 2003/2/24
But I can't surf the web with OWB. No matter what address I enter I get "Can't resolve host name."
What do you have in the "Host and DNS" settings on the network settings? Do you have something defined to primary and/or secondary domain name servers?
Can you ping 188.8.131.52 from the shell? Can you ping www.google.com?
I don't know if the connection quality would cause that kind of behaviour if it's not about the settings... but maybe you could try to improve that by changing the used channel.
Wireless channel used by the router can make a big difference. I had the "auto" setting in my router and the connection was just horrible sometimes, but sometimes it worked like a charm. I came to conclusion that it was mostly because of the used channel. Even though the auto setting should pick the least crowded channel, it doesn't seem to be the best option in practise always.
In my experience it's better to use some theoretically fast fixed channel, no matter how much there's traffic already. Channels 1,6, and 11 are such channels, but then, it was said somewhere in several occasions that channels over 10 (or so, can't remember exactly) are problematic with Apple hardware, so I'd pick between the channels 1 and 6 which to use.
I've now had channel 1 fixed in use from router settings for months, and my PB connection has been much better since. My better half also asked me that have I done something for the network, because her PS3 seemed to work much snappier. I haven't done any tests with it, but maybe it also got better and not only MorphOS machines :)