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Left town without remote; how to set up 3800 stick without remote

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To save space in my suitcase I did not bring the remote control for my Roku stick 3800 with me. I was planning to use the mobile app on my cell phone, which works fine at home. Now I find out that I cannot access anything without this remote control. Is there some way for me to use the Roku while I am away from home?

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Re: Left town without remote; how to set up 3800 stick without remote

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If you could change the network name and passcode to match the one at home, perhaps then you could get the phone to work, if not, no you differently need a remote. Are there walmart or best buy near by, they sell wifi voice remote rc-al7r separately there.

Edmund

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Re: Left town without remote; how to set up 3800 stick without remote

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If you could change the network name and passcode to match the one at home, perhaps then you could get the phone to work, if not, no you differently need a remote. Are there walmart or best buy near by, they sell wifi voice remote rc-al7r separately there.

Edmund

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Re: Left town without remote; how to set up 3800 stick without remote

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Is there anyway to connect to the device to establish a network connection either through the rokus ssid or plugging it into my labtop via usb or hdmi

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Re: Left town without remote; how to set up 3800 stick without remote

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@Eatmass wrote:

Is there anyway to connect to the device to establish a network connection either through the rokus ssid or plugging it into my labtop via usb or hdmi


Plugging in the HDMI into a TV just shows the Roku menu on the screen but it shows as not being connected. Without the remote I don't see any way of being able to connect. The Roku stick also has a tiny USB port but I believe this would only work to power the device, not connect to it.  It has its own SSID but there is no password that I can find to be able to access it. I think they use that SSID to connect the remote control to the wireless network. 

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Re: Left town without remote; how to set up 3800 stick without remote

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@Tivoburkee wrote:

If you could change the network name and passcode to match the one at home, perhaps then you could get the phone to work, if not, no you differently need a remote. Are there walmart or best buy near by, they sell wifi voice remote rc-al7r separately there.


I'm staying at an Airbnb, so I don't think the host is going to let me change the network name and password. Good idea though!

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