Creating Roon bridge on Raspberry Pi

(David Booth) #1

Hi all,
I’m a newby who’s been running Roon for some time now without any real problems. I’m not sure if anyone can help me here but I’ve been trying to set up Roon on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with an IQaudIO hat. My intention is to have a separate location for headphone listening away from my main system. Assembly was easy but my problems started when I started to try and get the necessary software installed on a Micro SD Card. IQaudIO have a download on their site which I’ve etched onto the SD Card, but the problem is getting the thing to talk to my WiFi. I’ve tried without any success both on my iMac at home and my PC at the Office and I’m now on the point of returning the whole setup. Does anyone know if it is possible to get a pre-configured card that I just punch my WiFi details into? I can’t think of where else to go with this as I’ve exhausted Google searches.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

(Michael) #2

I’ve tried this (with a different DAC hat) using Ropieee and it worked fine. Ropieee has a web interface that you need to access, initially with a wired ethernet connection) to tell it which hat you’re using and to enable the wifi.

But sorry, I’m not familiar with IQaudiO.

(ipeverywhere) #3

Proper image from here: https://iqaudio.co.uk/blog/roon-wifi-what-s-going-on-n8
“Raspbian allows for users to edit the /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf file and then at Pi startup, the file is moved to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and your WiFi settings are configured allowing a connection to our home WiFi router to be established. Then the IQaudIO device showing us as a playback node on the Roon network.”

According to that site previous images did not copy the file correctly on start-up.

How to edit the /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf file:

Man page for that file (if you need more details): https://linux.die.net/man/5/wpa_supplicant.conf

Can you put your Pi on a hardwired ethernet and get to it via ssh? That would allow you to verify that your spa_supplicant.conf file in /boot is actually being copied to /etc/wpa_supplicant directory after boot.

(Harry ten Berge) #4

RoPieee both supports WiFi and IQaudIO. You only need a wired connection for the first setup, after which you can configure WiFi and the IQaudIO from it’s webpage. Have a look over here:

Feel free to try it out and let me know if you need any help.

Regards Harry

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(JohnV) #5

Ropieee is the answer to your problems.

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(Leo Ayzenshtat) #6

Since Roon works with the squeezebox interface (Logitech media device) cant you also install PiCorePlayer which has a GUI interface and Roon should be able to play to that with no problems.