That good news! And interesting to know for other Pi3 users that one had better set the WiFi chip’s power management off for optimal results.
In my experience you preferably connect via SSH to a Linux machine by using its IP address. Using its hostname (i.e. ‘retropie’) doesn’t work as well. If your Linux machine (i.e. the Pi) is connected to a network then determine its IP address w/:
Then, in Windows, use Putty to connect to the Pi. When one uses Linux and a terminal do:
where 192.168.0.xxx is the Pi’s IP address. If all is well you will be asked for the Pi’s password which is “raspberry”. Dunno exactly haw that works in Windows/Putty.