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Roku Express 4k+ 3941X when purchase had Ethernet MAC, after update

I purchased a Roku Express 4K+ and it worked fine with wired ethernet adapter. 2 days ago the wired option was deleted by Roku. 

Why take it away?

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Re: Roku Express 4k+ 3941X when purchase had Ethernet MAC, after update


Roku didn't take the wired option from the Express 4k/4k+.  The MAC address of 00:00:00... just indicates that there is a loss of recognition of the MAC address from the ethernet adapter either at the Roku or at the router.  Without this recognition at the router, ethernet capability won't work.

Try unplugging the ethernet adapter and restarting both the router and the Roku device.  Then reinsert the ethernet adapter and see if you now have a MAC address.  Additionally, try unplugging/reinserting ethernet cable and perhaps trying another LAN port on the router.

If you still don't have a MAC address, try using the ethernet adapter on a laptop or your computer and see if this device sees it and recognizes a MAC address. (Often times, the adapter has its MAC printed on the adapter so you can compare these numbers).

Since this is an external ethernet adapter, could also be that it has simply failed.  If it is a software driver version capable ethernet adapter, see if you either spoof or assign it a new MAC address and then try again with the Roku and your other devices (laptop/computer).

It could be that the Roku 10.5 update caused an issue, but have to rule out the physical troubleshooting above first.

Feel free to post back with an update with the model number of the ethernet adapter.


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Re: Roku Express 4k+ 3941X when purchase had Ethernet MAC, after update

Thanks for the reply. I moved the Roku and its ethernet adapter to another location and it worked.

I say thanks for taking the time to help me and others in the Roku community

Ed Rios

Columbus, OH