I have a 43" Sanyo ROKU TV which has been connected to my WiFi at home and has worked perfectly since I bought it a year ago.
Two days ago, my internet dropped (it happens Rogers - Canada) and although every other device (except one Amazon Echo) connected seamlessly once the internet was backup, the ROKU TV did not. It has always reconnected previously.
The Amazon Echo was re set up no problem. The TV not so much. The remote was lost a month after purchase (six kids and my wife babysits 4 more). We all have the ROKU app on our phones/tablets/ipods so the lost remote has never been an issue until now.
When I turn the TV on with the manual button on the side, the screen says 'not connected' on the top right. The ROKU app on my phone can't find the device (as the TV is not connected to the WiFi).
How can I force the TV to connect to the WiFi without the remote?
The SSID and password for the WiFi has not changed in four years.
I have tried the whole 'mobile hotspot' trick from a google search but the issue isn't with the WiFi at home. It is fine. I have tried just unplugging the tv and letting it sit for a few hours, hoping it might automatically reconnect when powered back on, but no luck.
"How can I force the TV to connect to the WiFi without the remote?" You can't. Yes, it should have reconnected if the SSID and password hadn't changed. But since it didn't, the only way to reconnect it is with a Roku remote. Most all of the TVs support an IR remote, so you might be able to get a generic IR remote that lists Roku code support. Or borrow someone else's Roku remote.
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Thanks for the reply but the Roku accessory page link does not work. It just goes to the Canada main page at https://www.roku.com/en-ca/ by default. (I mentioned in my original post that I am in Canada). The Canadian website does not seem to have an accessory page. Is there another link? Thanks again.
"RokuTannerD" wrote: My apologies—an oversight on my part.
No, we do not currently offer an Accessories store in Canada. You'll want to contact your TV manufacturer in that case.
I followed the link you provided, switched over to the Sanyo Canada version, and selected their accessories page. It is the official supplier for Sanyo in North America. As long as your North America only includes the continental 48 US States. Does anyone know where to buy a replacement remote for a Sanyo Roku TV Remote (for tv FW43R48FC) in Canada? Best Buy/The Source/Walmart do not carry them. Thanks.
This is stupid. It's a **bleep** scam that I have this expensive SMART T.V. and can't use it when the remote is lost. The only option is to buy another remote?! That's not only ridiculous but shameful on element. There should be a way I can use my T.V. without the stupid remote.