I was having trouble getting Node 2i connected on wifi when it just dropped off of the Roon device menu. Ultimately had to do factory reset.
It's back, connected to Roon via wifi, but it stutters. Every 3 to 5 seconds, a split second cutout. I have experimented with a number of other things to diagnose. Here's what I get.
Switched Roon zones to a 5-speaker Sonos system in the same room, connected to the same subnet working off the same Google mesh point. No stutter. Switched the Roon zone to an iPad, no stutter. Airplayed from the iPad to the Node which feeds into a Cambridge Audio integrated amp. No stutter. Airplay direct to the Cambridge integrated amp. No stutter.
Stutter isolated system wide to the Node.
The wifi mesh device that is closest to the Node is--no exaggeration--2 inches from the Node.
Wifi system is routed as follows: Arris SB8200 modem. Does not have its own wifi router. Arris ethernet out to the WAN port on a Google mesh H2D. Two other Google mesh devices (that do NOT have RS45 ports) in home. H2D LAN out to unmanaged 8 port switch. Intel NUC (where the Roon Core resides) hardwired to the switch. Thus, I believe the NUC and the Node 2i are on the same subnet.
I've been told on the Roon forum that the Node's wifi capabilities are not very good, known problem, etc. I am being told to buy another Google mesh device with RS45 ports, or a Raspberry Pi, then hardwiring the Node to that. (For various reasons I can't hardwire the router to the Node. Too far away. Gotta run outside, and snow prevents ladder use right now.)
Before I spend another $125-$200 to buy a workaround for a problem with the Node, which, for $500, should have perfectly good wifi ability, I thought I'd check here first.
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