Cannot connect to Core in the initial setup

Roon Core Machine

Core - Cambridge 851N

Networking Gear & Setup Details

Netgear Orbi Mini Router RBR40; on WiFi

Connected Audio Devices

No devices connected yet

Library Size

Music library of 200 GB

Description of Issue

Cannot find the 851N in the initial setup.

Hi @Kenneth_Choi and welcome to the forum.

The Roon Ready Cambridge 851N is just an output device Roon can use to play to, it’s not a Roon Core. You need a Roon Core and an active subscription to use Roon with your 851N. Read also:

From the above especially the section: What do I do now?

Subscription - Yes I am already a Roon subscriber.

I have downloaded Roon software on my Mac Book Air.

Does it mean that I have to use the Mac as the core?

It looks like that then to me.

I’m sorry for the late reply here, @Kenneth_Choi

The Cambridge 851N is a Roon Ready device, but it is not a Roon Core. You’ll need to use a Core machine in order to use Roon. Your MacBook should work for you, but if you have any other questions please let us know! I’d also recommend taking a look at our Help Center.

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