I have just made my first Raspberry pi based endpoint, but am having some troubles connecting to it. Here’s the rundown of my trial and error for context:
So last night I assembled it, flashed the card with Raspbian (in order to set up the onboard wifi), then flashed the card with Ropieee as per the “Beginner’s Guide”. Plugged it in to my DAC, found the endpoint in Roon - Perfect! Everything playing loud and clear, wirelessly, from my Macbook being used as a core. This morning, same story. Played several albums in a row, over the wifi, no problem.
So I know at the very least, I configured the Pi’s onboard wifi correctly, because of these successful tests. Later this evening, however, Ropieee cannot be found in Roon, despite several reboots of both the Pi itself, and the Roon core. Hours later, still no luck.
Fine. I decide to reflash the card entirely. A complete flash of Raspbian again, setup the wifi, a complete reflash of RopieeeXL (I went with XL this time just to see if it would make a difference). Set it back up, still cannot be found in Roon, despite it showing RopieeeXL as “online” when scanning my network for devices with the Fing app. When I tried wiring the Pi to my router (which is far away from my soundsystem) via ethernet, it showed up in Roon, but it’s useless to me there.
I’m confused as to how this endpoint could work for the past two days, quite reliably, and though nothing has changed, it’s just vanished from the network. I understand that everything works better if it can be wired in via ethernet, but where I live, it’s simply not possible to run cable from the router into my sound room. Plus, I feel that kind of defeats the purpose of the portability of these Pi-based units, no?
This is my first endpoint ever, I finally got Roon’s awesome software away from my laptop and onto my sound system, but now I’m just feeling pretty discouraged. Just wondering if I am missing something here and what else I can do to troubleshoot? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Here is my configuration:
Macbook Pro 2018 as Roon Core. All software up to date.
Playing only native files from local library.
Latest Roon Build 571
Raspberry Pi 3 B+
with Allo DigiOne HAT
running Ropieee XL
connected to Schiit Modi 3 DAC
via USB (I don’t have the proper cables to use the DigiOne’s spdif to the DAC yet)
In the Ropieee GUI, I do have the USB DAC connection selected. Also the wireless is enabled, with the correct Network and password.