Is there a doc or thread here on advice for optimal network switch settings?
I have some static issues with Roon and certain hi-res files that I believe might be solved by more optimal switch parameters.
Did a quick search, but did not find anything. But then again, my search skills don’t always seem to be up to snuff
What kind of switch do you have? To my understanding, Jumbo frames are a no no with roon. I heard that some Layer 3 Switches can be problematic with Roon, And to be exact some L3 Switch block multicast by default which is needed by Roon.
I have a number of “managed” Pakedge or Luxull switched in the potential signal path.
A little while ago, I had a problem (lots of static) playing any hi-res files to a NAD M32. All equipment is contained in my office. Core running on my iMac, a local 8-port Pakedge switch and the M32 also connected to that same swtich. playing anything higher than 48kHz sampling rate intoduced a lot of static into the mix.
Not really knowing what I was doing, I went into the configuration pages of the switch and turned on “Flow Control” for the port that my iMac (and Core) were on. This solved the problem immediately.
Now, I just realized that I have a Bluesound Vault2 that is having the same symptoms when playing anything of 176kHz or higher. This time the chain is longer:
I see. Well I have a L3 switch my self but I have everything disable except for a few vlans that I have in place even than does vlan do no forward to each other so pretty much a dumb down L3 to L2 switch.
In my experience you shouldn’t have to enable flow control. Looks like something is causing major traffic in your switch, You should investigate that…