How do I know my devices are on the same subnet/IP range?

How do I know my devices are on the same subnet/IP range?

What is a subnet?

A subnet is a subnetwork, meaning a network within a network! We won't go into the nitty-gritty technical aspects, but ultimately this means that a network is divided into multiple smaller networks on different IP ranges. Roon requires all devices to be on the same IP range, so any devices used by Roon can't be on a different subnet than the Core. This includes remotes and endpoints. 

How can tell if my devices are on the same IP range? 

First, you need to determine the IP address of your devices. If you need help with this, please see the section below! 


An IP range will be something like 192.168.1.x, and 'x' changes for each device on the network. For example, your Core machine might be 192.168.1.4. If this is the case, you'll need your remotes and endpoints to also start with 192.168.1. If those first 3 sets of numbers are different, then they're on a different subnet!

Examples

Core IP

Remote IP

Endpoint IP

Result

192.168.1.4

192.168.1.7

192.168.1.12

Great! All devices are on the same IP range. 

192.168.1.4

192.168.3.7

192.168.3.12

This will not work because the remote and endpoint are on a different IP range than the Core. 

How do I find the IP addresses of my devices?

There are a number of ways to find the IP addresses for your devices. You can check your router's UI, or use an app like Fing that scans the network. For OS-specific instructions, please choose the relevant option below: 

For other devices, please refer to your product manual. 

If my devices are on different subnets, how do I fix it? 

This will depend on the configuration of your network. Sometimes this can be set this way purposefully. If this is the case, it is best to consult with your IT admin for your network. 

Most commonly, though, this issue stems from multiple routers operating on the network. If you are using multiple routers, make sure that you're using one primary router and the rest are set to "Bridge" mode. Consult your router's manual for instructions on doing so. 



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