Unfortunately no, the modem/router is too far away from my hifi setup to cable, the former being upstairs and the latter downstair, that was primarily done in the early days to separate the noisy side of equipment from the sensitive’s ones (and now I’ve put a streamer in my hifi rack, go figure!).
Just to be clear though, this is only an issue during the initial wakeup/LDS connection stage, once that’s sorted it performs brilliantly and I’ve yet to experience any kind of drop-outs during actual playing, and I’ve played the Aries Mini for 6 to 7 hours at a time, not one hiccup in all that streaming which is very good in deed in my book.
I did notice when first setting everything up that the wireless 5Ghz option did show slightly less bar strength than 2Ghz (hard to gauge just from the icons) so initially chose the latter for it’s distance carrying abilities, but because this startup connection issue has been happening from day one I later switched to 5Ghz because I intended to start streaming flac and thought the better speed an advantage in such cases.
Saying that I’ve never had issues before with 5Ghz reaching all parts of the house largely due (I believe) to how it’s built, it has no solid internal walls and plan area is not that large due to the fact it’s a typical uk semi, the wireless signal just doesn’t have that far to travel no mater where devices are located.
I realise when dealing with issues of this nature it’s not always straight forward when trying to point the finger but because closing and reopening LDS appears to sort this out (most of the time anyhow) I can’t help thinking the app has a lot to do with it, as to why it’s happening to some and not all, could that just be down to how bugs work and what makes them so hard to resolve sometimes.
I’m going to continue playing around a little, when I have time will switch back to 2Ghz to see if it makes any difference now I’ve settled down with the system (didn’t before but who knows) and might even try deleting LDS off iPad mini 2 to start again. Will also continue to watch the other discussion regarding this issue for any further pointers.
I suppose all setups can have issues and as this one goes it’s not too bad, after all the main streaming part is faultless and that’s probably what really counts, it’s just I read a lot before jumping and getting an Auralic streamer, not just because of the great hardware and sound quality, but because reports said software was generally very good and glitch free.