Concerned About Upgrading From Version 173


I’m using a Pi 3 B+ with a HifiBerry Digi+ Pro HAT in addition to two Pi 3 B+ displays. The displays use WiFi and are on version 217 and are working fine.

The Pi with the HAT is using a wired connection and is still on version 173. I have it set to use the stable channel and never reboot since I have its HDMI output connected to my AV Receiver and when it reboots the receiver will often switch to it. I know the HDMI output doesn’t do much for me but I like having it and will often use it to watch the Pi reboot.

It’s been some time since the Pi was rebooted and the screen is showing three i2S errors. I don’t know when they occurred or if they are serious but I thought I would mention them. Feedback is fd8e4eff8bd07001 in case you are interested.

My concern about upgrading to the current version has to do with my use of a wired network connection and the changes I’ve read about related to how Ropieee now limits the Pi 3 B+'s wired network connection to 100 Mb. The Pi is wired to an Orbi Satellite which has Gb Ethernet ports and I assume they will auto negotiate but I don’t know for sure.

If I upgrade and the Pi can’t make a wired connection what options would I have?

I was thinking I could re-flash but then I remembered that a new install starts out using the wired connection until you access the web interface and switch to wireless. All the available wired ports I have at the moment are on Orbi devices so if it fails on one I’m assuming it will fail on all.


I am curious too. :slight_smile:

Hi @anon97951896,

This functionality wrt the network interface is already in RoPieee since 160, predating your release.
So right now you also have that functionality. The only reason it popped up during the beta cycle was that someone had the device that took longer reconnecting so there needed to be some fine tuning.

Your unit right now is already running on 100MB.

Thanks @spockfish

Good to know autonegotiation worked as it should.

On version 218 now. One error displayed during boot:

( 34.556284 ) lan78xx 1-1.1.1:1.0 eth0: kevent 4 may have been dropped

Please note the number in parenthesis is in square brackets but could not type them on tablet keyboard. Let me know if you want feedback.


no, these are just regular messages from the kernel. nothing to be worried about.

Thanks … Tim