Does anyone know how far away the original SD Roku player can be from my wireless router?
Brand new out of the box unit will not connect to the wireless. It sees the wireless device, even connects to the wireless, but then I get the cannot connect to local network. I tried everything I could find on the internet and it still did not work. Guess I will return to Amazon for a refund. It should be plug and play. My router is even on the recommended list. Guess I will wait until a better unit comes out, maybe google tv?
I've just ordered a second Roku XD-S box. The principal use is for a visually-impaired person in my household to view Netflix content on a second set(an older analog model) just about 20 feet from the first Roku box connected to an HDTV. I am not interested in viewing a different program on the second box/TV set, just the same program on both displays simultaneously. I have a DSL Extreme 3.0MB connection and a dual-band DLink router, all of which works very well. Exactly how should this second Roku box be properly connected to do this, and is separate registration needed for the second box under these circumstances? What's the best way to get this all connected? Would appreciate some expert advice in this forum. This appears to be a type of networking(?)
thanks for all the hard work and info, it gives me a place to start. One question, in your humble opinion, do I really need Roku if I plan on keeping at least basic cable and can download netflix with an internet connection and a router? What is the benefit specifically of Roku? I am apparently the uninformed consumer, which is not usually the spot I'm in!