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Toneybrown07
Level 7

Roku Express poor signal strength

Started having issues with my Roku Express 3910x.  Haven't had problems with it until the last couple of weeks.  Get buffering and poor video quality.  Checking the wireless connection it says I have a poor signal strength.  I've used 3 routers, the lastest being and Archer 7 router that is maybe 20 feet away from the Roku.  Still poor signal strength.  If I set up a range extender right next to the Roku I can get 3 bars of strength.  Only thing I haven't tried is a factory reset.  I may just have to do it to see if it works.  This device is not very old........

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Toneybrown07
Level 7

Re: Roku Express poor signal strength

Still looking for a fix for this Roku device.  Now even the wireless extender within 3 feet of the device is having connection issues.  Buffering and pixelated video.  Is there some sort of warranty for these devices or should I just buy another Amazon Firestick and toss this in the trash?

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Dougb85
Level 7

Re: Roku Express poor signal strength

I'm having similar issues.   Bought a new extended range router for $250.00 and installed an extender about 20 feet away and I still get a poor signal strength and lose connectivity frequently.   All of my other devices have 4 bars from the same distance to the wifi equipment.  I even switched out my express to a different one (same model), same problem.   I'm thinking the express has reception issues. I want to buy an upgraded model to see if it makes a difference,  but they have been sold out locally.  I'll keep you posted. 

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Toneybrown07
Level 7

Re: Roku Express poor signal strength

I cut my loses and bought a Firestick 4k.  Best $30 I ever spent.  Better remote and no connection issues.

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IndySteve2020
Level 7

Re: Roku Express poor signal strength

Started having the problem this week.  All of a sudden it won't seen any wifi networks even though there are several showing on all other devices.  I even brought it out and connected it to the TV in the living room, which is close to the modem.  The wireless network shows, but only shows a dot for the signal strength.  Won't even show the first bar.

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z06monkey
Level 7

Re: Roku Express poor signal strength

I have just started having the same problem with one of my Roku Premiere (3920EU) devices.  Perfect yesterday (and for the previous year), and this morning all reception is "poor" or not at all.  My other Roku Premiere in a different room is receiving a strong signal as normal. 

 I'm guessing the internal wifi chip has gone bye-bye and that there isn't going to be an easy fix?

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