Running the latest version of Roon Bridge on two different iMac systems. Core is on a Nucleus at version 1.4 with Bridge at build 141.
When I choose About Roon I see all of this and both Roon Bridge instances are shown with their correct IP addresses. However, only one of the IP addresses show up under Networked.
If I attempt to play on the one listed after the System Output is enabled the play button quickly reverts to stop.
If I wait some time and try again I get the iMac listed to play.
If on the iPad Roon App (where I manage everything) I disable System Output and go back into settings for Audio the same iMac is listed. However, if I kill the Roon app on the iPad and restart it I now see the other iMac IP address listed.
If I then enable System Output on this iMac, as I had done previously the iPad app shows that it is “enabling” via the icon in the center of the screen but never returns with any completion (seems to happen for either of the iMacs whenever listed).
While that is going on if I tap save settings this seems to have an effect on the screen behind, likely noting some change. If I tap away to see the Networked screen the Zone Name is now listed for System Output but the IP address has changed to the other iMac!
However, if I wait long enough the Networked section changes to show the other iMac. However, even if I think things are enabled and attempt to play any albums, Roon starts at the first song and quickly moves from song to song until it clears the queue. Bizarre!
I’m baffled. The one system is Ethernet connected to a switch which is wired into a WiFi access point that is finally wired into my cable modem. The other system is wired into another WiFi access point which is on the same network but is WiFi connected. This is a mesh network. The Nucleus is similarly wired through a switch into another WiFi access point that is also in this mesh network.
The only way I can get anything to work without issue is to disable Roon Bridge on one of the iMacs. I’m beginning to wonder if Roon’s networking is not working correctly with the mesh standards or the implementation is incorrect for either Roon or my Eero network of WiFi access points.
Please advise. I’ve also always had problems with the Roon IOS app losing connection to the Core both with the Nucleus and prior MacMini, which is why I’m thinking this is a networking issue.
Update: installed Roon Bridge on another laptop in the same network and it immediately revealed itself in the list of Network devices. That clearly suggests a problem with the iMac I’ve where I’ve removed Roon. Certainly would be great if I could track down the problem somehow.
And just put my old MacMini into service, installed Roon Bridge, and it too is seen by Roon’s Network device list.
So, the question remains: why is the suspect iMac not functioning correctly? Certainly would like to fix this.