I wanted to use my Roku XDS in a hotel that offered free (wired and wireless) internet. The hotel had a log-in screen in which you had to enter a username and password to gain access to the internet. I followed the directions for MAC address spoofing found in this thread http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=18341&p=103301&hilit=spoof#p103301
Once I did that, I went to the Roku player settings and selected the wired connection option, and saw that the Roku was reporting that it was connected to the internet. However, the Roku could not stream content (MLBTV, Netflix). Is there another level of filtering that would prevent a Roku that reports it has access to the internet from being able to stream content?
I ended up using my travel router, and with the hotel's internet first going through the travel router, the Roku was then able to stream content. But I am curious as to why the Roku couldn't stream when it showed it had internet access. Thanks in advance for any ideas on this.