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RPI4 keeps losing wifi connection

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I’m using the MATE version of Stellarmate.
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I’m considering chucking the RPI in the bin and buying a mini pc, putting Ubuntu on it and installing KStars/EKOS myself. It will be a much more powerful machine with decent wifi.
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Not really. I have a mini-PC (2 years old by now, though) and I have several Pi4s. The mini-PC works OK, but it has only 4 GB. Overall, the Pi4s are the better performers. Faster and use less power.

Except for that wifi problem I have no issue with them. And at <$90 for the 8GB version including an excellent heat sink with fan, I am a big fan of the Pi4 (pun fully intended).
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The one I’m looking at is from ASUS. It has a core i7, 16gb RAM and 802.11ac wifi. Can’t see how this can be worse than the RPI. Yes it’s more expensive (AUD400) but ‘should’’ perform better than the PI?
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That is definitely a powerful machine! It will draw quite a bit more juice than the Pi4, though, I would imagine, so if you are running on battery that is something to consider. Other than that, I am sure you are going to be very happy with it. And installing Kstars and Ubuntu on it would be a breeze as well.
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Yeah it’s probably way over-powered but I figure go big or go home. :)

I only image from home so I’m always connected to mains power. I can keep the PI and use it if I do remote imaging but that unlikely at this stage.
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The Pi4 is a great computer! Don't ditch it. Use it as a server, for instance. I am using an older Pi3 as a 4096 bit encrypted VPN server that allows me full access to my home network from anywhere.
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