MacPro7,1, 16 Core 3.2GHz CPU, 32GB RAM
TPLink Archer 4000 v3.0 WiFi with dedicated wireless network to Roon (Mytek & Roon server)
Mytek Brooklyn Bridge via Wifi
The Mytek shows 95-100% signal quality on it’s WiFi meter.
N/A for this issue
About 7-10k total tracks on my server.
When streaming internet radio, I have periods throughout the day when the connection is dropped, often within seconds. At other times it will play for hours with no interruption. Same goes for playing from the library, which might be slightly more understandable from a bandwidth perspective.
This behavior has continued despite updating the server hardware, the internet and router (they’re literally all sitting beside each other), assigned to their own dedicated wifi channel, and irregardless of the paltry bandwidth requirements this needs. It seems wholly a Roon problem, I can stream all day long from a web browser.
It’s existed as long as I’ve had Roon, I’ve brought it up before, but the issue has never really gone away.
Streaming radio is one of my preferred ways of discovering new music (especially college stations), so while the Roon interface and metadata is a fantastic resource, it’s only one of many approaches I use to find new material.
The only other option is that the Mytek is somehow flawed. Anyone else seeing problems with theirs? MControl and Qobuz/Tidal/own libary all seem to work fine, no issues like this one, no hiccups, dropped connections or anything. I can play all day long.
Roon looks nice and offers some compelling features thanks to the rich metadata and artist/track information, but performs far worse than the alternatives on the exact same hardware and configuration. I do like it, but sometimes wonder what I’m paying for when I end up just giving up on it after incidents like this. Especially as competitors add the same metadata themselves and improve their offerings.