A reboot of the network and core used to sort this sort of thing out in the past, but it’s a little more persistent since 970.
Core running on a NUC (hard-wired to network) streaming to various devices (BlueSound NODE over RAAT and B&W Zeppelin over AirPlay) over Google WiFi mesh network - both types of device experience the issues.
Sky router with Google WiFi (roon core wired into an unmanaged switch connected to main Google Wifi point and all roon endpoints running off wifi)
Connected Audio Devices
BlueSound NODE (latest iteration)
B&W Zeppelin x 2
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
Since build 970 I have frequent “Waiting for your roon core” messages, generally these come in batches; restoring the Google WiFi network makes no appreciable difference. When the remote (in my usual case, the roon app on macOS) regains its connection it takes a little longer for it to reestablish connectivity with the BlueSound NODE.
This comes after years of stable operation in this configuration.
Over the weekend I had no end of issues with one of the Zeppelin’s in another roon - many many intermittent dropouts.
If anyone can help point me in the direction of the logs so I can try and determine if this is (as suspected) as WiFi issue it’d be good before I invest in an alternative to Google WiFi (without redecorating much of the house, wired ethernet to all the endpoints is not really possible, so I’m thinking of a mesh system with powerline backhaul).
Do the Google router logs show any additional information regarding throughput when the issues occur? These sound like general network connectivity issues.
Have you tried powering them all down and starting back up fresh? Maybe this issue happens when switching between the access points and one of the other ones needs a reboot.
Powerline has gotten better in recent years, but it sometimes introduces other issues, so I would be cautious with them. The best option still remains a direct Ethernet run and multiple access points, while devices that support Ethernet are connected with Ethernet.