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Ab9999
Level 7

Hardwiring internet

I want to hardwire my internet instead of using wireless on the new onn. roku tv and I bought the adapter so my Ethernet can plug into the USB port but the tv doesn’t have an option to use wired connection. How can I get the tv to use the wired connection instead of wireless? 

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Hardwiring internet

Not sure if every TV is capable/recognizes the USB to LAN ethernet adapter feature.  Have not used it before on a RokuTV, but you are supposed to be able to just plug it in, do a system restart and if it is going to work should be recognized when system boots back up.

SETTINGS....SYSTEM....POWER....SYSTEM RESTART

 

then let TV Reboot.....

 

SETTINGS....NETWORK....SET UP CONNECTION

 

Try steps above since you already have the adaptor.  Maybe it just failed to recognize or you didnt do system restart.  Or maybe the ONN is lacking the feature.

A lot of people knowledgeable in this forum so maybe they will be able to offer you better advice.

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CookieisQueen
Level 7

Re: Hardwiring internet........

Did you ever get this working?  Is there a specific adapter you need?

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Hardwiring internet........

onn is Walmart's own brand and they usually specify stripped down versions where things they deem as nonessential are not included.

Does this model not have an Ethernet port you can connect to directly without having to use an adapter?

An Ethernet-to-USB adaptor will only work if the TV's USB port explicitly supports an Ethernet function.   Many/most don't.  If the tv has no Ethernet port, it seems unlikely that they'd have a USB port that supports Ethernet.   This sounds like a question that should be referred to onn.

Support for current onn Roku TV models: https://onntvsupport.com/roku-tv

Support for past onn Roku TV models:https://onntvsupport.com/past-models

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: Hardwiring internet........

@CookieisQueen 

If you are trying to get a USB ethernet adapter for a Roku TV, try and get USB 2.0>Ethernet adapter based on the ASIX AX88772 chipset.

These may or may not work (depends on Roku TV brand/model/chipset).

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Ethernet-Network-Adapter-Chromebook/dp/B00484IEJS

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MYT481C

However, if you are trying to get a USB ethernet adapter for an Express 4K/4K+, try a USB ethernet adapter with power:

https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Ethernet-Adapter-All-New-Chromecast/dp/B01N1X28F1

(I use this one for several different devices:  Roku Express 4K+, FS4K, TS4K, O4KSB, etc)

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CookieisQueen
Level 7

Re: Hardwiring internet........

I just wanted to respond and let everyone know - it worked!!  This was after chatting with the Onn tv roku support people, who allegedly talked to engineering and said it would not work.

I purchased a USB 2.0 to Ethernet adapter from Amazon - link below.  This model Onn tv does not have a built-in ethernet port, just USB.
 
1. The dorm connection will not work in the initial stage of activation through wired connection. Connect Roku Onn tv to a mobile hotspot to activate.
 
2. Once the Roku TV is activated you can get the new wired MAC address by navigating to:
Home> Settings> Network> About
I needed the adapter MAC address to register it with the university IT group.  It has to be the MAC address of the new WIRED Ethernet adapter - not the wireless adapter.
 
3. Once registered with the university (assuming most ppl can skip this step), the Onn Roku TV worked on the wired connection and allowed me to download apps and log in to them. 
 
Here is the USB to Ethernet adapter I purchased - it needs to be USB v2 NOT v3
USB 2.0 to Ethernet Fast... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00484IEJS...
 
Hope this helps!
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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: Hardwiring internet........

@CookieisQueen 

Good that the first model I recommended worked for you, and thanks for posting back so that others can see a working solution.

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