How is the working Node2i connected? Are you sure that your laptop is using the wired connection? Does the laptop auto-disable the wireless connection when a wire is detected? If not, please disable the wireless connection manually and try again.
Additional Troubleshooting: If you’ve confirmed everything above, and you’ve already restarted both the laptop and the 218, please let us know the following information below:
A single ATT uverse modem and wireless router in one unit. Roku streaming stick and bluesound node both connect to WiFi no issues. Bluesound node on WiFi shows up in Roon immediately. Doesn’t matter if laptop is wired or WiFi…bluesound always shows up.
Thank you for your work to make sure your network operates as it should and providing the informations about your setup.
Where does it show up? I cite @Carl here from another thread:
With the 218 connected to the LAN and powered up, Roon should automatically find and identify the 218, it will then be displayed as an available device in the audio settings. Once that happens, select and enable it so it can be used as a Roon zone.
Please report back if that does work for you or not. If not, I’m out of ideas and you have to wait for others to chime in.
Thanks for contacting us regarding this issue. Can I please ask you to provide a screenshot of your Roon Settings -> Audio Tab and also a screenshot of your WebUI configuration for the 218? You can use these instructions to upload screenshots to this community website.
It looks like oyu have your Static Ethernet gateway configured to 192.168.1.1 but Ethernet config is detecting 192.168.1.254 as your gateway IP. Can you please confirm what your actual gateway IP is?
The easiest way to do this would be by opening Command Prompt and typing in ipconfig as a command. Please post a screenshot of this info, specifically the areas which it mentions “Default Gateway” and if it shows up in multiple places provide screenshots of the multiple locations.