wanderingcowgirl wrote:Is a WiFi setup or a router necessary for successful use of the Roku box? My new box arrived Tuesday. Immediately, the 3-minute setup time became 3 hours.
Reading the forums, I kept my DSL cord in the Roku box while I used dial-up to enter the confirmation code. Bingo! I was able to watch one Netflix movie on television.
Last night, I turned on the Roku box and could not connect with Netflix. The "accessing your instant queue" ran for 15 minutes and continued to spin even after I disconnected the DSL cord.
I reset the Roku box - no luck.
I attempted to reset the facotry setup so that I could obtain another Netflix link code to enter on my dialup computer whle the Roku box was connected by DSL.
I never could get a new code. Also, the television display stated that the DSL connection was dead which was not true.
Nowhere in the Roku ads was it stated that a router or WiFi was required for Roku success. If I had known, I would not have to endure the hassle of returning the box.
If you have any ideas - if you know how to make the Roku box work with DSL wired and no router and no WiFi, I would appreciate your comments.
mommom wrote:If you are using the same phone line for dialup and DSL at the same time,I think that could be a problem.I have a dedicated DSL line that is only DSL,no phone ,and have no problems,its better than cable. But I cannot imagine how the DSL and dial up could work at the same time.
wanderingcowgirl wrote:My wired DSL modem (ISP: Earthlink) does not allow two devices to access the Internet simultaneously. Therefore, I had to use dial-up to access the Netflix-Roku activation site.
You'll get the same kind of time-saving benefit downloading music or software, doing online research or shopping, and more. You'll also have a much better experience watching online video and playing online games. Plus, you'll be able to do things like set up a home network to share one high-speed connection on all your computers use Internet-powered home phone services like Vonage or Skype to save money.
mommom wrote:Had no idea you could use dial up and Dsl at the same time!!Told you I am a clueless granny!!
I still think she will need to get a connection to get a new code,am I correct?
Is there a chance her IP is throttling the srvice to the point she cannot connect? I went through that with my cable company,that is why I have DSL now,but some Dsl companies do the same.Perhaps the one movie she watched alerted them to her usage,could 1 movie have put OP over her "cap" for the month?
My Earthlink aDSL speed is up to 1.5Mbps, incoming. It clocked at 1.3Mbps when I tested it. It is sufficient to yield 3 of 4 "circles" on the Netflix video image quality indicator.
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