I have a very bizarre issue happening.
I changed my router from TP-Link Archer C2 to Netgear R7000P AC2300.
My Box is a Mini m8s - Amlogic S905 chipset connected with a wired connection (100Mbit).
I have my shares on my Windows 10 server using SMB (client is using the server's name and not IP). Server is also connected with cable (1Gbit)
Everything was working fine until I changed my router 2 days ago. Now the local network streams from the server take time before starting and stutter when they start. They constantly stop for buffering.
I measured the speed with iperf3 and it measuer as 80-90Mbit which is fine.
I also have a Serviio DLNA. I tried playing the same files using Serviio DLNA instead of SMB and they work flawlessly.
I tried re-adding the shared folders but this didn't work.
I contacted NetGear to see what they suggest, but they were not helpful.
I connected the server and media box to the old router only and it worked without an issue immediately.
So I am at a loss here. I am not sure what may be causing this. Any suggestions will be helpful.
Is it something in the router's configuration that may be causing this or is it the SMB protocol that is acting out because of the new router?
The only thing I can think of that I have not yet tried is creating a completely new SMB share on the computer and adding it to Kodi.