Was this for internal LAN use only or did you have port forwarding on your router to the old ip address of your Pi zero so you could access it from outside?
What web server were you running - can you post the config for it?
Well done for all your efforts so farBooting diskless application engines looks feasible. There's more to be done to achieve booting a full diskless Raspbian.
This is the bit I don't know about - it might be that the standard VNC server does not show the "real" desktopand it should work with local keyboard and mouse.
Was a genuine post meant in a positive manner to help YOU get the best answers to your problemIf you stick to using standard mA instead of your "units", it will help others understand your posts a bit better
If you stick to using standard mA instead of your "units", it will help others understand your posts a bit betterAnd the current draw does not exceed 3 units
It really, really is the prime suspect.Thank you But if you read my previous post - it is not the suspect.
Occam's Razor means that its your wireless dongle that is suspectMost of the boards died (I have killed 3 of them this way) when I was connecting the HP wireless dongle
Never do this if you expect support - it gets you a bleedin edge kernelExecuted rpi-update
A homebrewed Pi setup is almost certainly NOT going to be more reliable than a commercial productHowever, I got the idea to make coms with raspberry PI.
AFAIK using names to find access your pi on a windows network is still broken (very unreliable) following a windows update back in spring so its not an option at the momentPlease search for mDNS, Zeroconf, avahi and / or Bonjour on this forum