Noris: I am bringing this up as I have found a completely unexpected result in an experiment I did regarding the issues this thread touched on.
To repeat, when using the ethernet cable hookup option with Roon to my Bluesound Node 2i (with all latest updates for both) I have had no issues whatsoever. Runs flawlessly.
If I decide to use wifi to transmit the signal to the Bluesound Node 2i Roon has issues; tracks are slow to load (if at all) and dropouts are common.
Since I contacted you last on this I have used the ethernet option exclusively and to no issues; I decided if that worked so be it.
However, earlier this week I decided to try an experiment to see if the wifi would work again.
Roon using wifi with the Bluesound was even worse. On many albums, the tracks would skip down the line as the Roon would try to play them and the error message would come up and the next track would try. I never remember it being this bad.
We recently changed our wifi network from the “old” network to the “new” network about 8 months ago. We use the cable company router AND the Apple Time Capsule simultaneously. Both are transmitting the same wifi network with no ills. I mainly want the Time Capsule for the backup hard drive for my music.
I got the idea to try and disable the wifi on the Time Capsule (as you had mentioned that could be an issue) and to some avail (no thanks to Apple…the wait on the phone was over an hour to ask) I found the way to disable the wifi transmission from the Time Capsule. Still bad performance with Roon. So with only the one router transmitting wifi still the wifi capability of the Bluesound using Roon was very poor. Again, using the Bluesound app for music playing was without issue; either using the ethernet or wifi. So it is definitely a Roon/Bluesound/wifi issue.
Everything else in the house; TVs, iPhones etc no change with the disable of the wifi from the Time Capsule.
I decided as “what the hell” to change the wifi network on the Time Capsule back to the “old” wifi network and then go into the Bluesound app and change the wifi network to the same…the “old” one.
Roon works just fine with the “old” network". The old network was not a 5G (2.4 I think) but there are no track delays or skipping or whatever. The network connection has dropped off once, but compared to the “new” wifi network (which is 5G) the old one works just fine.
When I got Roon new I was using the “old” wifi network and setup Roon with this network in place. I have tried to go into Roon to see if there is a setting or whatever that I can change to get Roon to recognize the “new” network…I can do so with the Bluesound Node 2i but I recall a drop screen when setting up Roon that allowed for such. I cannot find it now.
I am wondering if there is a way to “reinstall” Roon or go back to the initial settings and change the original wifi network Roon works with…I have tried with Bluesound to no issue (that is how I got it to work with the “old” network).
Could it be Roon doesn’t like the 5G networks? I can’t see the other systems (TV/phones etc) being an issue…they weren’t before and had no trouble switching over to the “new” network.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Obviously if it works as it does now I am going to use it (since the Roon/Bluesound is the only thing using the “old” wifi network) but should it happen the Time Capsule craps out I would be back to using the one wifi network the “new” one and getting Roon to work with the “new” network would be a priority.
Got me baffled for sure.