I bought a new Roku XD player, and when I tried to connect to my Netgear Wireless-N (WNR2000) router
I could not get the Roku to connect to the wireless network.
The following would happen:
(1) Upon scan, I could see a list of available networks, and I could select my network SSID.
(2) When trying to connect to the wireless network, I would get "can't connect to your local network" error messages.
I fiddled for nearly 4 hours trying to get it to work, and stumbled across the following solution:
(1) Log into the Netgear Wireless-N (WNR2000) router ( http://192.168.1.1
(2) Change these two Wireless Settings: OLD SETTINGS WHICH DID NOT WORK
Mode: Up to 300 MBPS
NEW SETTINGS WHICH WORKED
Mode: Up to 145 MBPS
*NOTHING* else worked, i.e. disabling firewall, etc.
I needed *BOTH* these settings changed at the same time, otherwise things would not work.
Can someone at Roku shed some light why this is a problem? I have managed to connect multiple laptops
and smart phones to my wireless network with the old settings on the Netgear, without problem.....only the Roku complained.
I have latest software/firmware on both the Roku XD and the Netgear router.
This was *very, very* difficult to debug, and I am an engineer who works in a networking company. For the average consumer, they will
most likely give up, and return the unit. With the upcoming holiday season, it would be nice
if Roku could fix the problem, because a lot of average consumers will want to buy the Roku players and just
plug them in and use them without problem.