Archos Media Center for Gen9 has problems streaming smb and uPnP shares.
Wifi signal drops. Router reboots.
AMC works pretty well when streaming to my Gen7 Archos 5 IT.
Wifi signal does not drop. Router does not reboot.
Archos please work this bug out.
I compromised by buying the 8 GB because I thought streaming from home network would be perfect.
Today I made a change in my router settings and wifi seems very stable now.
I made WAN IP static (not LAN IP on G9). I just used the last DHCP IP (eg. x.x.x.x) that I got from the cable modem and changed the Default Gateway to x.x.x.1 .
The router still gives out DHCP addresses.
Streaming smb shares now works over very long periods.
I even paused for about an hour and it was still connected when I got back to it.
My other devices including my older Archos 5 Internet Tablet worked well with the WAN IP DHCP setting.
I do not know why the router was failing whenever the G9 got connected.
The Archos 101 G9 has the latest (4.0.6 Test4) firmware which is the most stable. Archos G9 has not crashed once after installing on May 22 .
GPS also works well.
I do not have flash installed. Will install later.
I really hope the experience stays that way.
ps. From today I will always have to remember WAN IP may need to change after a power failure, or reset of the cable modem.
I no longer have WiFi drops.
SMB streaming works quite well.
AMC UPnP streaming of video does not work with G9 (audio streaming works). I get an error before file starts playing. "Cannot play video. File is damaged or incomplete"
BubbleUPnP with BSPlayer works quite well.
AMC still works pretty well when streaming to my Gen7 Archos 5 IT.