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clh42
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Direct Roku wifi password, part 2

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I did see this old post on this similar topic but it did not address my specific issue.

I do understand full well what the DIRECT-roku wi-fi network is intended for, i.e., for setup, and that is exactly what I need it for.

I'm traveling and brought my Roku but forgot the remote.  I have the remote app on my phone but that doesn't work until the phone and Roku are on the same network.

Is there any way to determine the DIRECT-roku wifi password without being able to pull up the settings on the Roku, since I don't have the remote?  Or any other workaround for this?  Or am I just screwed?

 

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Jhanna
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Re: Direct Roku wifi password, part 2

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Have to be on same network and you can’t change the tv till it is. What I have done on the past is turn on your phone hotspot and rename it the same as your home wi-fi, same goes for password you should be able to connect your tv then and be able to change it. Hope this helps.

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clh42
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Re: Direct Roku wifi password, part 2

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BRILLIANT! Thank you!! I carry a small travel router to link everything while traveling so I just set its SSID & pw back to normal home ones and it worked like a charm!  I had kept my travel router as a different SSID just so it would never conflict if I did try to run it at home, but I think I'll just let it keep the same SSID & pw as home from now on so I don't have to reconfigure my phone and the roku wi-fi every time.

Thanks again!

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Jhanna
Level 7

Re: Direct Roku wifi password, part 2

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Have to be on same network and you can’t change the tv till it is. What I have done on the past is turn on your phone hotspot and rename it the same as your home wi-fi, same goes for password you should be able to connect your tv then and be able to change it. Hope this helps.

clh42
Level 7

Re: Direct Roku wifi password, part 2

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BRILLIANT! Thank you!! I carry a small travel router to link everything while traveling so I just set its SSID & pw back to normal home ones and it worked like a charm!  I had kept my travel router as a different SSID just so it would never conflict if I did try to run it at home, but I think I'll just let it keep the same SSID & pw as home from now on so I don't have to reconfigure my phone and the roku wi-fi every time.

Thanks again!