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Mandi_Renee
Level 7

Gifted a Roku 2 with no remote can’t get it connected to my WiFi?

One of my neighbors gifted me her Roku 2 that she no longer used but lost the remote. I can’t get it to connect to my WiFi. I already have a Roku TV and the Roku app on my phone but can’t get anything to get the Roku 2 to connect! I’m not very tech savvy so I have no idea how to get it up and running!! I have it connected to my TV and it shows the main Roku page but I can’t connect it to my WiFi.......HELP PLEASE!!!!

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renojim
Level 21

Re: Gifted a Roku 2 with no remote can’t get it connected to my WiFi?

Sorry, but you need a remote.  Your Roku TV remote won't work.  Go to any big box store and pick up a cheap universal remote that supports Roku.  Once you have it set up you can use the app as a remote, but not before.

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Gifted a Roku 2 with no remote can’t get it connected to my WiFi?

Nothing can be done without a working remote. Your roku tv uses a different code set then stand alone roku like roku 2. You just need a cheap universal remote with roku code.

Edmund
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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: Gifted a Roku 2 with no remote can’t get it connected to my WiFi?

Be aware that "Roku 2" models are old technology and you will be limited somewhat. The last Roku with "2" in its name was released in 2015. They all still work but only the model 2720 (2013) and the 4210 (2015) are still receiving updates. Many of the newer channels were written for the capabilities of newer models and won't run on older ones, or may run without some features that were added to later versions of the channel apps. Plus the current models, even the budget Express (1080 max) and Premiere (up to 4K) models respond much more quickly than the older ones.
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