Win10, Core is on a i5-4670T CPU with 8 GB RAM PC , Roon Version 1.6 (build 416) stable (64bit)
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
The core machine is connected over WLAN to a FRITZ!Repeater 3000, the Fritz!Repeater 3000 is connected to a FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable router, Raspberry is connected over ethernet to the router.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Roon Bridge [ropiee] Version 1.0 (build 169) stable on a Raspberry with a HifiBerry Digi+ Pro, connected to a Benchmark DAC1 over Toslink.
Description Of Issue
For about half a year I run Roon so far without problems. For several days now Roon is constantly losing contact to the core and trying to reconnect to it. Sometimes it is able to reconnect to the core, sometimes not.
Today however, I was totally unable to use it. Roon stopped playing almost every title I selected. It played the title for 30 seconds and then jumped to the next title, played the next title for 30 seconds, then stopped playing and then jumped to the next title. This concerns playing local files and streaming.
It used to work without any problems and I didn’t change something in the settings.
Roon does lots of DNS lookups so a network slowdown may well affect it. One recommended change, if your setup allows it, is to change your router DNS entries To either cloudflare or Google. 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168
When roon is building up the information in your library it needs to address a lot of different providers including it’s own distributed infrastructure. To look up this information it knows the names of the services but needs to know the network address of the services. DNS servers are the service that does the translation “artists server = 22.214.171.124” as roon uses the DNS like it’s going out of business a fast DNS server can do wonders.
If you search the forum you can see a lot of users have solved various slow roon symptoms by changing their DNS entries.
If you go to https://126.96.36.199/dns/ Cloudflare have a lot of information.
The first place to start is your router’s set up page and if possible change the default DNS server.
If you can’t do that, as some routers won’t let you, change your roon server’s default DNS entry. https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-pcs-dns-settings-windows-10