I have recently starting playing around with my new raspberry pi 3B+, trying to set it up as a media streaming box.
I'm having an issue with the built in wifi appearing to stall every minute or two, causing the currently streaming video or download to stop/stutter for a few seconds before recovering.
This issue only happens with the RPi, I have half a dozen other devices on the same wifi network that will transfer data completely fine.
I've been googling around and have not been able to find a solution to this.
I have tried disabling the 5G wifi on my router to see if it was just that frequency after reading that it may be an issue with DFS, but this showed no difference.
I've tried disabling power management to the wifi, although I've since read that power management is disabled by default and it may just be a bug that causes iwconfig to show it as enabled.
Unfortunately an ethernet connection isn't practical for me to test right now, so I don't know for sure that this isn't a more general issue with the RPi.
I'm fairly new to raspberry pi and Linux in general so any advice into how to debug this would be greatly appreciated
Current setup is:
Raspberry Pi 3B+ running latest Raspbian installed from NOOBs that came with the starter kit.
HDMI running to tv.
Bluetooth xbox one s controller connected. (required disabling ertm)
Installed xpadneo to have controller work and running QJoyPad to allow controller to emulate mouse input.
No major changes to OS behaviour other than a .desktop script to launch steamlink and a python script that checks if steamlink is running and disables QJoyPad if it is (polls every 10 seconds).