Roon with Linksys Velop nodes

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Velop parent node hardwired to internet; Output from Velop to a TP-Link 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch. The Velop parent has wireless connection to second node, which is close to the MacBook.

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
QNAP NAS and Linn Klimax DS.

Description Of Issue
I am trying to decide if I need to use Nucleus to solve problems with dropouts when using Roon.

My problem is that playback, especially when using Tidal, is intermittent with many dropouts. Sometimes it just stops playing.

Thanks for your help.

If your core is not using LAN connection you are going to probably struggle with WIFI especially if your streaming to and from the Core via internet

Hello @Mark_Blumberg,

The easiest way to determine if your wireless network is causing the audio dropouts would be to connect the MacBook to the ethernet switch using an ethernet adapter. As long as the switch is functioning correctly, local traffic between the Linn device and your Roon Core should never leave the switch.


Many thanks. The direct connection worked.
If I got the Nucleus, I could then control it using my MacBook over WIFI with my current set-up, correct?

Hello @Mark_Blumberg,

Yes, this is correct. You can run Roon as a Remote on your Nucleus and have the Mac act as just the remote control in this scenario.

If you wish to take a look over more Nucleus general information, we have our Nucleus Manual available online as well.

All the blue links above are click-able but if you have any further questions just let us know, thanks!

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