I have multiple Pis running MusicBox, all on RC7 now. The hard-wired ones are mostly fine, but every one using WiFi, whether built in or a USB adapter, drops off the network periodically. As a test I had my network automatically reboot at 3am and that causes them all to drop and they don’t reconnect until I reboot the pi, even though the network is only down for a minute or two. Even without having the network reboot nightly the WiFi Pi’s all eventually drop off, it’s like they won’t reconnect after WiFi is dropped. What am I missing?
Am I the only one having issues with this? Perhaps it’s more an issue with the router? Other devices are fine, I feel that it’s the Pi not reconnecting after it drops momentarily.
Seeing the same here on my Pi 3. My router runs 24/7, and no other devices have issues.
The Pi Musicbox drops off the wi-fi every night. No issues if connected via ethernet.
Well I’m glad I’m not alone, just wish I knew what would fix it.
Have exactly the same - definitely not router. Kodi on Pi3 runs via WiFi in 5 cm next to Musicbox for forever - never had any issues.
Wifi on musicbox connects initially, but then drops in few minutes.
Hopefully someone can figure this out, love the concept but not really wanting to have to hard-wire them all.
Have any of you been able to do anything to prevent this? Getting tired of rebooting each one that’s wireless any day I want to actually use it.
If you can logon to your RPi and type sudo iwconfig from the command prompt you should see
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:“lrffw”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 08:02:8E:EF:3F:31
Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s Tx-Power=31 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=60/70 Signal level=-50 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:6 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
and you want to ensure Power Management is off. If not type iwconfig power off to ensure it is.
Power Management is indeed off, was really hoping that was the answer. This is truly driving me crazy.