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kaisrmaulo5
Level 7

How do I connect the Roku to a wireless network that doesn't have internet

I have a private network that I like to keep off the internet (basically, the internet is used through a different router in the house and it becomes bogged down every now and then when a lot of people use it) so I have my own wireless router on a closed network from the internet. My problem is that I want to connect the roku device to this wireless router but it won't let me do it unless it has an internet connection. Is there a way to connect to a wireless router that isn't connected to the internet, or how can I trick the roku into thinking it's connected to the internet. I have some local content that is being interrupted by internet activity on the main router so I want to use my own router.

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: How do I connect the Roku to a wireless network that doesn't have internet

I dont understand the point of connecting without the net.

The Roku cant pair with your account nor can you stream.

Roku's are cloud based products.

What would you expect to do just connecting to a LAN?

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How do I connect the Roku to a wireless network that doesn't have internet


@boogernose wrote:

I dont understand the point of connecting without the net.

The Roku cant pair with your account nor can you stream.

Roku's are cloud based products.

What would you expect to do just connecting to a LAN?


People wanting to stream their own content that resides on their local net have no need for an internet connection.

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