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New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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The new Streambar doesn't have an Ethernet port.  Is there any way to use the streambar with a wired ethernet connection or is a wireless-only connection required?

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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts and inquiries.

When you are looking for a USB to Fast Ethernet adapter that is compatible with your Roku Streambar or Roku Smart Soundbar, use the following guidelines to narrow your search.
  • Speed: Look for an adapter that supports 10/100 Mbps speeds. Adapters that support 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds will not work.
  • Chipset: Find an adapter that has an AX8817X or SMSC95XX chipset. This information is typically available with the manufacturer specifications.
The third-party adapters below have been tested and verified with the USB port on your Roku Streambar or Roku Smart Soundbar. 
Then, set your Soundbar to use the Wired network connection.
  1. Press the Home button on your Streambar or soundbar remote.
  2. Scroll up or down and select Settings.
  3. Select Network, followed by Set up connection.
  4. Select Wired.

Hope this helps!


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator

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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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Sorry but it is wireless only. 

 

Edmund
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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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USB to Ethernet adapters are available. Different specifications.

Can such adapter be used on Streambar? What specification should it have for maximum compatibility.

What will be limitations and handicap of such a set up?

Thank you.

Arvind

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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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It won't work with such adapter, the only way to get internet into the roku soundbar and streambar is by wifi.

Edmund
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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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The specs on the website for the streambar state an adapter can be used, but does not give specifics.

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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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I am thinking of buying the streamer but still dost know what Ethernet to use adapters are compatible

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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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Tech Specs
Networking
802.11ac dual-band, MIMO wireless
Wired Ethernet requires USB adaptor (sold separately)
The website still states it works with a usb to ethernet but no information of compatible addapters. 
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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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I picked up an Ethernet adapter from Amazon - it did not work.  Hope that I will be alerted here if someone has found one that does!

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I found that a Ethernet adapter - usb to Ethernet - is needed.  Apparently available from ROKU but no one can seem to find one....

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Re: New Roku Streambar - wired ethernet port?

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One internet review gives a link to amazon so i just ordered one from ebay for £3 but still don't know if it is compatible with the streambar.   

TRENDnet USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for MacBook, TU2-ET100, ChromeBook, Windows 8.1 and Earlier, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets, ASIX AX88772A Chipset

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