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kenrea
Level 7

Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G?

I get a lot of Buffering.  When I setup Roku Express Model 3930x, it only displays 2.4G.

Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G, or do I have to buy another model?

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andyross
Level 15

Re: Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G?

Express models are typically 2.4GHz only. You typically need to upgrade to an Ultra for 5GHz support.

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G?


@andyross wrote:

Express models are typically 2.4GHz only. You typically need to upgrade to an Ultra for 5GHz support.


Not just the Ultra.

Roku models Express, Express+, Premiere, and Premiere+ are budget models that cannot connect to the 5 GHz wifi band, only to the 2.4 GHz band.  All the rest of the current models have dual band wifi that sees and connects to both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

See this Wikipedia chart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roku#Feature_comparison
Anything listed as dual band supports to 5 GHz wifi.

Before giving up on your Express, if you have access to your wifi router's settings, experiment with changing the 2.4 GHz channel your wifi is using.  You may be able to find a channel with less congestion that allows greater throughput.  You can also find apps for a mobile phone that will show you the various channels and their traffic to help you pick a less used one.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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kenrea
Level 7

Re: Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G?

Andy,

 

Thanks for the Reply. 

Roku doesn't list 2.4G or 5G under the Specifications for the Products.

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kenrea
Level 7

Re: Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G?

Makaiguy,

Thanks for the Reply. 

I didn't know I could change the Router Channels.  I'll check into that.

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Does Roku Express Model 3930x support 5G?


@kenrea wrote:

Andy,

 

Thanks for the Reply. 

Roku doesn't list 2.4G or 5G under the Specifications for the Products.


https://www.roku.com/products/compare

Click up to 3 models to compare.  Scroll down and click "Specifications".

Scroll down further to "Wireless + connectivity".  If it does not say "dual-band" it is single-band and only supports 2.4 GHz.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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