Recently I have made some physical changes to my home network. Moved the WiFi router to a more central position to get better coverage, but that meant also my main media player running Xbian could no longer be connected via Ethernet cable, but had to switch to WLAN.
Well wireless adapter on Pi3 is ok for basic stuff, but it does not have good antenna to achieve better network quality or it could run at least 150Mbits which I required. Continue reading “Use two wireless network interfaces on Raspberry Pi 3”
Even though in my mid May post I said I will not go into future endeavors with low cost devices this one I have ordered long time ago (April 2016) and it was delayed with shipping.
Pine64 looked interesting and promising since they raised $1.7M on Kickstarter offered 3 different variants for affordable price.
Allwinner is awful with their open source support so you will not be using this device for your next media center since Kodi will not work, but since it has 2GB RAM and 1Gb Ethernet it seems perfect fit for a small home server. Continue reading “Pine64 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 10/100/1000 MB Ethernet port unpacking and quick review”
Recently I bought two Raspberry Pi 3 devices, one for my RetroPie gaming center and one for my Kodi / Xbian always-on media-center.
Retropie with version 3.6 came out of the box with Raspberry Pi 3 support, so it was an easy to replace old unit with new one.
Xbian needs new kernel package (4.4.4+) to support Raspberry Pi 3. There are two ways to get your Xbian to support your new device: Continue reading “Upgrade Xbian installation to support Raspberry Pi 3”
After switching ISP providers I have replaced my trusty TP-LINK 1043ND running OpenWrt with Cisco EPC3928S which also has Gigabit Ethernet ports and 300Mbit WiFi I noticed problems with my RTL8152 based USB->Ethernet adapter which I was using with my gk802 device. Continue reading “Force 100Mbit ethernet speed on RTL-8152 USB ethernet adapter”