Hi team... whiffy glitches. Does anybody else suffer from this ailment?
I recently graduated from Mac 9x to OS10.3.9 (designated ‘Pangolin’ I think) running on an iBook 500MHz PowerPC G3 with 384MB SDRAM on board. Memory: 5.5gb free / 3.8gb in use.
The problem: I can’t get WIFI to run continuously. With a new Cisco Wireless-G Linksys ADSL gateway (WAG54G-EU) everything works just fine when cabled straight into a USB slot.
But... with the wireless D-Link (DWL-122) and a signal 75% to 95% of full strength, Skype and Safari connect smoothly and work beautifully.... for a while... but within 5 minutes it all goes pear shaped. First partial paralysis then full paralysis. Connections slow, then sever, even though the signal remains constant. It’s like driving through deep mud.
Take Skype out of the loop and things run OK for longer, maybe 20 mins then everything slows, I eventually lose all net connections and have to restart.
If live radio is streaming (Glasto’s on!) it all ends in a loop when the dreaded glitch hits.
From info in earlier postings 10X is not really supposed to need defraggin but I downloaded Omni DiscSweeper and Onyx anyway and couldn’t find anything I even understood, much less dared to delete except non-Roman fonts. (Plus old stuff still clinging to system 9x which isn’t partitioned, but that shouldn’t matter?).
What else should I look into?
The long term reason I’m trying to put together a solid WIFI (pronounced whiffy here) connection method is so I can find some way to remain e-connected when nowhere near anything other than a portable GRPS phone and a few 12 volt (truck-type) batteries.