Guys, not sure to understand your point here in saying Naim is doing all perectly fine and the rest of the world is doing crap…
I’m just saying there is obviously a LOT to improve in the Wifi implementation of Naim (both device and especially the App).
I’m not holding those cheap chinese device in esteem at all, on the contrary, I’m saying even such crappy devices work perfectly on my network and didn’t need any router trick to do so (among other non crappy devices).
I’ve installed the Naim App on my 2 mains devices : an Ipad and a Samsung S8 and on both devices the experience was terrible (especially on Android ) and I wouldn’t consider those devices as cheap chinese models (although Apple is half chinese actually ). In both cases the App was nearly able to find the Muso (let’s say it was able to find it 1 out 20 or 30 times).
Facing all those issues I also tried the Andoird App on a Sony Experia and got excatly the same terrible experience (again not a chineese cheap device).
The only way to get it working properly (whaterver the device) was to change the router default configuration (separate the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks, fix the Muso IP and disable channel balancing, so basically coming back to a VERY basic Wifi set-up). In this environement the App finds the Muso nearly 100% of the time.
As for my Wifi environement/quality, it is good enough to get my Samsung boradcasting HD content on my LG smartTV via DLNA so definitvely neither signal strength/quality nor bandwidth issue here. Also, as stated alrteady, even the Muso was correctly camped on Wifi with good enough condition to broadcast Radio flawlessly but for some reasons the Naim App was constantly failing to find the Muso on the network until I re-configured the router as described above.
You can still claim it is solely the fault of my ISP, Samsung, Sony, Apple and the rest of the Andoird world all together (probabely a conspiration fighting against proper implementation of 802.11x), my hunch/bet is, Naim is doing something wrong here (or something not resilient enough if you prefer).