interruptions during upload to nas

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    Bjørn Ulvik

    Hi Alain, it could be a "broadcast storm" making your network unstable.
    Check your router/switch settings.

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    Alain DW

    Hey Bjørn,

    Wish that I could, but the router is an ISP issue and not many customer settings are allowed on that.

    Fact is, no other connected device seems to suffer from this.

    No problem if you do maintenance on the nas during shutdown of the hifi.

    BTW, never heard of a "broadcast storm" before, thanks for the suggestion, will look into it.

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    Seppi Evans

    There is something seriously amiss with your network, look for a multicast option on your router.

    I would then start by swapping out the NAS network cable to router along with power cycle of the router. Next would probably be a factory reset of said router before throwing it in the bin, in the UK only one ISP (Zen Internet) supply a router fit for purpose. I suppose you could get a replacement from your ISP?

    Testing further you could connect your Bluesound device via Ethernet (just to test) use headphones to saving moving too much kit and repeat the test. This way you will be sure it’s WiFi related.

     

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    Alain DW

    Hello Seppi,

    Multicast is default on this Proximus box. Wifi = 802.11b/g/n, no /ac. Supports vdsl2 network (for digital tv over copper). 2.4 & 5.0 GHz. Could be worse, could also be better but hey, "a given horse"....

    NAS is homemade with Raspberry pi4 + openmediavault, connected over wifi so no cables, very strong signal close to router, very stable link with laptop as monitor during events.

    The interrupted stream was internetradio, while uploading to the NAS, so in my opinion it looks like a traffic jam in the router, although the load was not so important. Could be a buffer underrun due to cheap memory in the router. I wonder how they get digital TV through this box (there used to be some complaints about the quality).

    As I mentioned, other connected devices (laptop, tablet, phone) don't seem to suffer but maybe are not so critical compared to a player being online. 

    Anyway no big deal, I could connect the NAS directly over Ethernet but I'm thinking about building my Pi4 further to include routing and use the ISP box as AP only.

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    Seppi Evans

    Hi Alain,  did not realise your NAS was WiFi. Yes, do wire it to the routers as from experience the WiFi in a Raspberry Pi is not great and personally use either an external dongle or Ethernet.

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