Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
ethernet to Lumin D2 then currently running Roon Core on a mac book over wi fi back to Lumin
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Lumin D2 ethernet to internet and wi fi to my Roon core
Description Of Issue
I would like to dedicate an older mac book pro to install Roon Core with an ethernet cable to my streamer. My question is regarding using a second mac book pro just as an interface with the software. Can I do this or do I need to use a tablet for the user interface instead. Trying to understand if you can have Roon without the core on a second mac book if that makes sense.
Thank you. Just to clarify, if I am moving Roon Core from mac book 1 to mac book 2, under Settings, General, I would then “Disconnect” the mac book 1 from running core, install core on mac book 2 and but still be able to use Roon just as control software on mac book 1.
Hi Dylan, thank for following up. When I logged out of Roon Core on my existing mac book, I was still unable to install Roon Core on the mac book where I was trying to move it to. I continued to get the message saying I could only have one core. Maybe it takes some time to recognize I’ve logged out? There was an option to deauthorize my existing mac book but that did not feel right since I still want to use it to control the software. So, I got nervous and aborted.
If you have two Cores and one license, you have to de-authorize one to use the other and vice versa.
This is normal and non destructive, but be aware that using one core changes are not applied to the other.
To be able to move between one and the other without fragmenting, you need to backup and restore every time.
Hi @gerard_bodell – Unauthorize is what you’ll want to choose here. The MacBook is authorized as the Core currently, so unauthorizing will allow the new machine to be the Core. You can still use that other MacBook as a remote even after unauthorized.