Yesterday I managed to successfully boot my Orange Pi i96 to which I connected initially over SSH. I then realized that the WiFi constantly drops and has a really bad performance. It only has a rate of 10MBit/s. Though the bit rate is more than enough for an SSH connection, the connection still constantly drops, so there has to be something wrong with the WiFi.
The problem has nothing to do with my network settings or my router or whatever else, it has definitely something to do with the Orange Pi.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"" Nickname:"" NWID:off/any Mode:Managed Frequency:2.472 GHz Access Point: Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=1 dBm Sensitivity=1/0 Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-26 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-26 dBm says it all. Every other device works well, but this device just constantly drops the connection. Is there a way to improve the quality, maybe by replacing the WiFi-antenna or is the chip just that much garbage?