We have TWO Roku basic streamer units - nothing fancy.
Roku A lives in the man cave about 6 feet from the wireless router.
Roku B lives in the family room – same floor, farther from router, but still well within normal range – the laptop in the family room consistently shows a “good” connection.
They BOTH worked fine. Connected, showed good strength, worked. Until a couple days ago.
Roku B (family room) couldn’t see ANY networks – there are at least a dozen local wifi networks in the neighborhood. Reset it. Restarted it. Kept trying to connect. Nothing.
Swapped cables with Roku A (mancave). Nothing. No networks seen.
Pulled Roku A from the man cave and connected it in the family room. Worked perfectly. Saw a bunch of networks, said the signal strength was “good”.
Moved Roku B from family room to the man cave and connected it. It saw ONLY our network, connected fine and said the signal strength was “fair”.
SO, currently, I’ve SWITCHED the two Rokus, and both are functioning.
It worked for a month, now it’ll only work when it’s right next to the wifi router. Is this thing dying or is this normal?
OTHER bizarre problem. Roku B in the family room was connected to the 60” TV in the family room. Auto resolution found 1080 P and it was HAPPY…
Roku A, which is the one that is NOW connected to the 60” TV WILL NOT work at 1080P. Noise, static, constant flickering. I had to manually force it to go to 720P in order to get it to work.
How come one Roku (the one that USED to be on the big TV before it refused to connect to the network) worked FINE at 1080 and the other one doesn’t?
Is this unusual or are BOTH these things POS that need to be swapped out?