I have a Rooted Android phone, running WIFI tether. I can connect multiple computers to it and everything is fine, they see it as a router and connect with no problem. However, I bought a Roku and tried to connect to the same device. The Roku does see the router that is the phone. But it fails to connect to it every time. wont get past the first connecting to local network portion of the connection. There has to be something simple going on with it, but I cant figure it out. I'd love to be using the Roku right now. Ideas?
What model android phone? Some of the earlier android phones only support adhoc mode wireless tether. I don't think the roku supports adhoc( only infrastructure mode).
Either way, I'm not sure what kinda quality you will get streaming over your phones data connection. Even if you can get a consistent stream, you may hit data caps quickly ( depending on your provider of course)
"noteworks" wrote: It's a rooted HTC hero. I can pull speeds quick enough for Netflix, havent had a cap issue yet, so far anyway.
HTC hero is an older phone so my guess is that it doesn't support infrastructure mode (ad-hoc only). As I said before, I don't think the roku supports connecting using ad-hoc wireless. You may be able to tell by looking at your computers that are connected. They may note that the phone is in ad-hoc mode. I don't know what it says in windows, but on a mac, it will list the phone as a "device" to indicate ad-hoc mode.
It is possible that if you upgrade the phone to a custom rom you may get infrastructure mode. It is also possibly a limitation of your hardware. You'd have to google it further to determine if it is even possible.