B&W Formation Flex no longer shows up as wired connection

Roon Core Machine

Windows 11 Pro on ThinkPad T490
Intel(R) Core™ i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz 1.99 GHz

Networking Gear & Setup Details

Archer AX6000 v1.0 / Firmware 1.2.4 Build 20210719 rel.12163(5553) (latest)

Connected Audio Devices

B&W Formation Flex w/ software version 2.4 (latest)
Wired connection to Formation Flex

Number of Tracks in Library


Description of Issue

Since the Roon update, the Formation Flex only shows up in Settings Audio via Airplay. The Flex previously showed up as both an Airplay device and a wired device. The wired device has disappeared.


  • Via airplay I am getting drop outs, even with my tracks stored locally
  • The Formation Flex does show up as a wired connection to the router
  • I’ve tried:
  1. Restarting the Roon application
  2. Rebooting the router
  3. Rebooting the computer
  4. Turning of my firewall / virus protection
  5. Searched the knowledge base and this support community area

Here is what I see in Settings → Audio:

Note that is the Flex’s WiFi connection. is the wired address.

I have not used that device, but do you need to tell it to use wifi or ethernet?
I can run either or with my sonos. Took me a moment to figure that out. It was a setting in the app

Thanks, Paul. The Formation Flex does not have a wired/ethernet switch.

I did solve the problem by factory resetting both speakers and re-running the B&W setup. They now show up as wired in Roon. It was an issue with the speakers and not Roon.

I am now a happy camper.

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