Hi Nick, Yes I have already done that successfully. I have emailed Sagemcom asking about the router and multicasting so I will give them a chance to respond. I don’t have a switch but surely I could just connect the PC straight to the Ultra with an ethernet cable ?
I’m no expert on networks, but, to plug the laptop directly into the ID41 using a network cable I think you need to ensure they are set with fixed IP on the same subnet. You won’t be calling the DHCP addresses from the router. Others may be able to advise more specifically.
For the low cost and relative simplicity I would just try something like this (assuming it is a simple/dumb switch).
This will help rule out the router as a source of the problem.
I would agree with Nick, I’ve never known this approach. The normal way would be to go through an unmanaged switch and as Nick says its relatively cheap. I thought you had already tried this but you must have meant that you had made a direct connection?
Hello @John_Forster, my apologies for the delay here. I have passed this thread over to our device team for a look, could you please reproduce the issue one more time and reply here with a timestamp when you do? I’d like to get diagnostics over to the team as well, thanks!
Just checked again and nothing has changed. On the plus side I am still able to checkout Roon with Tidal in terms of functionality using my PC/Roon Core as the audio device ! My main reason for wanting to move to Roon though is to achieve sonic improvements as I won’t then be using my Bluesound to convert the digital stream to optical and then to the Ultra,but via ethernet from the core straight into the Ultra via the ID 41 card. Meridian advised me I may see an improvement ???
I think we might be getting closer. I found v37 of the loader from the meridian website and when I ran it it didn’t find the Ultra on the network(despite it being visible when logged into the router). The release notes state that one is best to use a dumb switch since main routers can block multicasting. This has already been suggested as a potential problem & I have a switch on order. So we will see what happens when it arrives.
Great stuff, I remember going through the process of directly connecting a Meridian MS600 to a PC, as Nick described above, to resolve a similar problem some time ago. It hasn’t missed a beat since and I wish you the same when you’re up and running!