Why is the WiFi dongle blinking like mad when playing Spotify through Airplay? Is this right?
- Volumio version
- name of the wifi dongle
and what do you mean with “like mad” ?
While I do agree there’s a lot of information missing, there might be some basic info that might help you.
From what I understand, Airplay keeps streaming the audio from client to the Volumio device, therefore keeping a data-stream for almost as long as it is playing. Dont expect it to just send a few bytes back and forth and be done.
Not sure what you mean by “blinking like mad” but I think this is just normal behaviour of your dongel handling data transmission.
Device: Pi-DAC (i2s)
EdiMax WiFi dongle
When I play from my NAS, the dongle blinks occasionally. When I play from Spotify with Airplay from my laptop to Volumio, the dongle blinks continuously (‘like mad’ - sorry for my english ). I suspect this have to do with the probable fact that Spotify streams from the internet via the modem, then sends back through the modem to de Pi - lot more trafic!