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StellarMade 5Ghz wifi - Pi vs Barbone

1 month 3 weeks ago
Jantje
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StellarMade 5Ghz wifi - Pi vs Barbone #43373
I use SM on a Raspberry Pi 3B + and 5Ghz wifi.
StellarMate is fully installed on the Pi.
The WIFI speeds of this 5 Ghz wifi are very disappointing with the RPI - it fluctuates between 25 Mbps and 44 Mbps.
Have tested this via "speed test cli"

I use SM on a Raspberry Pi 3B + and 5Ghz wifi.
StellarMate is fully installed on the Pi.
The WIFI speeds of this 5 Ghz wifi with the RPI is very disappointing, it fluctuates between 25 Mbps to 44 Mbps.
I tested this via "speedtest cli" in the terminal.
Via the LAN cable this is Around 18O Mbps, but it is definitely not an option for me.

troubleshoot
StellarMate is connected via VNC to my iMac and worked well the first time.
After 14 days it was another clear night and I connected SM RPI via VNC and it worked, but every time I opened a window another window that minimized stood up.
example if I got up "Ekos window" and wanted to open "mound control window" minimized the Ekos window.

question 1: Does this have to do with the 5Ghz WIFI speed or can the processor not follow?

I have been thinking about an RPI 4, but read reviews that it is still not 100% stable with SM.
Question 2: If you could convince me that the RPI works great with SM. Can I install the version I own from SM PI 3B + on the PI 4 or is this not possible?

Question 3: If I buy a barebone what is the minimum that you need to run the following programs smoothly.
Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Kstars / ekos v3.3.6

parts that are connected to the Telescope
Skywatcher HEQ5
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI290MM

I am not a computer specialist, so keep the answers simple

Skywatcher Apo 80/600 EvoStar ED - Skywatcher HEQ-5 Pro SynScan GoTo - ZWO ASI294MC Pro - ( Nikon D500)

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1 month 3 weeks ago
kaydubbed
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StellarMade 5Ghz wifi - Pi vs Barbone #43380
Whether or not the build you are using utilizes the 5ghz band, the biggest issue with the Pi4 is that the I ternal intennas are small, have low power, and don't operate in MIMO. If the Pi is in a case it only gets worse.

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