I'm curious why the latest Wiim Mini firmware suggests using 126.96.36.199 as preferred DNS server. For example, does the Mini use DoT when it uses this server?
My router was set to use DoT and I had lots of dropout problems, so I had to disable DoT on my router.
When the new WiiM app came supporting 188.8.131.52 I enabled it and am now able to keep DoT on my router.
Yes dropout every 1 or 2 hours with router DoT on.
My router now is set to DoT but the WiiM streamer alone (nothing else on my network) just runs on 184.108.40.206
So I don't look at it as lowering router security, if I am able to run in DoT.
If one device runs on Google DNS, that's not a big deal for me. And no connection issues.
If you are not doing DoT and having WiFi issues I would recommend:
Limited channel width to 20 MHz.
5GHz obviously preferred if you can.
What model router?
Yes it can but depends what WiiM have enabled - likely not DoT.
But if you are not running at DoT anyway, then not something for you to worry about.
You should try to enable 8.8.8. in WiiM Home and those things I mentioned above.
Ah ok, once every few days could be anything and very minor. Nothing to worry about.