Ropieee waiting for ntp synchronization --> 4,5 minutes boot time --> how to speed up boot time?

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

Windows 10 64 bit NUC i7 24 gig RAM, version 1.7 build 667

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Orbi RBR50 router, hardwired to Roon endpoint

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

Raspberry pi 4 with hifiberry DIGI + pro and Ropieee latest stable build Roon bridge 1.7 build 571

Description Of Issue

Booting Ropieee hangs on: waiting for ntp synchronization. Only after 4,5 minutes this synchronization is succesful and Roon endpoint becomes available.

It used to boot in about 1 minute but for several months the boot time has gone up to 4,5 minutes and today I found out waiting for ntp synchronization is causing it.

What can I do to speed up boot time?

Hi @E_Richters,

Were there any changes to the network around the time this started happening?

If you switch to using Google or Cloudflare DNS is there any change?

Hi Dylan, thank you for your reply.

Restarting my router, main switch and cable modem did the trick: Ropieee now syncs with the external NTP server within 20 seconds.

If the problem comes back often I’ll try your DNS server suggestion.


Hello @E_Richters, and thanks for the update. Let us know if the issue returns!

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