I just got a shiny new Pi 3, and downloaded the most recent OSMC image yesterday. Everything boots up fine. I connected my Pi to my wireless, everything looks ok.
Here’s where things go rough. I have a Windows 7 Home PC with media on it, which I want to wirelessly stream to the Pi which is in another room and connected to my TV. I enabled UPnP, which lets me find on the Pi the Documents\Videos (or Images, Music etc.) folder of the PC. I was also able to setup a Samba connection to the PC and find a test shared folder; in addition I installed the SMB server add-on and am able to access the Pi from the PC.
However, I can’t seem to stream a video on the Pi. The connection seems flaky - sometimes it just searches for a bit and then says something to the effect of “I can’t play this”, sometimes it starts playing but then the playback slows and ends up crashing, and sometimes it seems to play just fine!
In addition, I tried transfering files from the PC to the Pi and I’m getting speeds of around 300 kb/s. I download stuff from the internet at 2.5 Mb/s reliably…
I probably have multiple issues simultaneously here but I’m rather new at home networking so any pointers would help. I read something about power management issues but I seem to understand this should be fixed by now. Any ideas?
Some additional info: the wireless signal is 2.4 GHz 802.11n. There’s a router, an extender (thick walls here…) and the PC connected to the extender, while the Pi is connected directly to the router (everything wirelessly). There are also smartphones and tablets but none were doing anything while I was experiencing the issues above.