Installed latest OSMC(18.5) on pi3 model B+. Bluetooth headset works fine as long as wireless is not enabled. Lot of stutter with tethering or wi-fi connection on 2.4 Ghz band. As model b+ supports 5 GHZ, is there a way to create the Tethering connection on 5 Ghz band so that it does not interfere with the 2.4 Ghz bluetooth band ?
How to switch to 5 Ghz band - both for wireless and tethering as the GUI does not provide the option ? I want to primarily use Bluetooth headset AND tethering (for connecting android phone to OSMC hotspot(via tethering) and using Kore/Yatse app on phone to control OSMC.
CLI commands to switch to 5 Ghz will be helpful.
Only 2.4Ghz is supported currently. This is to support as many devices as possible.
You might have success using hostapd, instead of the built-in tethering. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md That should allow you to specify the
Good suggestion. Will try this out and check if Bluetooth interference stops. However, this approach adds another layer of complex configuration and renders the in-built tethering redundant.
Request the developers to look at a parameter similar to hw_mode that can be tweaked in in-built tethering config files - that would be a straight forward solution.
Anyway, thanks for this approach - will try it out and hopefully it should resolve the BT interference problem.
Just thinking aloud and not sure if I am on the right track but would Wi-Fi Direct feature on 5Ghz be a possible work around ?
I don’t know how you’d configure that.