I just built my first dream streamer based on raspberry pi 3 b + Hifiberry Digi.
However, I have a big problem. Installs volumio according to the instructions on the site. I configure everything nicely, connect to wifi etc. However, after turning it off and connecting it again, it does not want to load http: //volumio.local and the volumio application on the phone does not find the device. Reinstalling the system and configuration works, then again when I connect the raspberry pi to my system, I can’t connect to it again, after turning Raspberry off. Sometimes it appears as a hotspot for a while. What am I doing wrong?
Edit: When im connecting hdmi cable then WebUi and app instantly starts and everything looking ok, but then im trying to play something in Spotify using Spotify Connect and it is so laggy. Waiting for song for about 2-3 minutes, and its stops… and then i can’t Connect to the volumio again… what is going on guys?! AirPlay wont work too… im thinking that my investment in Raspberry pi streaming was big mistake…
Edit 2: changing wifi connection from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz solved issue. Everything is slow still but it is working now. Weird. I have many wifi devices in same płace and zero problems (old streamer) etc. So it is bad wifi in Raspberry pi problem? Why it cant handle 2.4 GHz? For example on the same desk i have ps4 and playing heavy games online with 2.4ghz. Its looks like volumio software have problems (newest version)
better way is to use the ip of your device volumio.local is not always working.
if wifi isn’t working for you could try a wired version so add a utp cable.
in some versions wifi will switch off after reboot and try a static ip
the pi3 b shares the usb and wan connection pi4 doesnt
( please always post the volumio version and dont use the (newest version) one week later it’s it isn’t any more )
and please post your Send Log or bug report, you can reach that with http://volumio.local/dev or http:// < your ip > /dev
I have static IP, i try connecting thru IP (same), i dont have possibility to connecting thru ethernet (router is in other płace in the home). I tried to download other version of volumio but there is no other version (than newest) on the page
For now Raspberry Pi is in 5 GHz network, other devices in 2.4 GHz and everything working, but Spotify in volumio app loading about 15 seconds. So there is for sure problem with the software. I think i will try moode audio.
But for now one is for sure: In my router i Creat two wifi connections 5ghz and 2.4 GHz. On 2.4 GHz volumio showing speed 60mb/s and after restart i cant even open UI. When switching to 5ghz, speed in volumio app showing 180 Mb/s and then everything works (Ui, Spotify Connect etc). So it looks like 2.4 GHz in my room is too slow for volumio and that was the whole problem.
(In fact my internet connection is static 30 Mb/s So i dont where volumio finds this 180 or even 60 Mb/s).
But guys… On my tv i streaming 4K movies with that 2.4ghz, and on ps4 i playing online games in the same room. And this is only a small audio streamer Why its need So much internet?
I can only reffer to my experiences, but since I also stumbled upon the problem mentioned byt the OP, a piece of advice: change your connection to cable (LAN). It solved my issues.
I have no idea why Volumio operates over wifi in an unstable manner. I did everything to make it work (I’m more than qualified to do pro networking stuff), but I abandoned the wifi altogether.
LAN works very well on the other hand.
the pi’s have a little antenne build onboard that’s why if there are many things that use wifi they could give a weak signal a cable doesn’t have that problem. if your handy you could make it a external antenne
That’s not the case in case of Raspis. I have a couple of them which I use for different projects and I can assure you that: 1) the connection stability with Raspis is very good, 2) range is poor.
There’s something else going on with how Volumio is configured by default that generates problems with wifi on Raspis, it’s not common knowledge, therefore plenty of people report wifi issues like that on the forum.
I’d like the Volumio team to talk about it more openly.
I’d like the OP to be aware that it’s not his fault in any way.
I’ve experienced the problem myself and abandoned wifi option despite having enough knowledge of both networking and Linux. Maybe in the future I’ll try external USB wifi dongles I could recommend with Volumio.
Your advice, though, is a very good heuristic to apply by default.