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Will ROku work without wireless?

Postby frdnicholas » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:41 am

I live in an older home, that cannot receive wireless anything: internet, etc. Will a Roku work to stream TV without the ability to get wireless? Is there some configuration ( router) or something else I would need in order to receive television stations or other streaming media just by attaching to my television? It's also an older television, not a flat screen or plasma. It does receive digital signals using an antennae and converter box.
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Re: Will ROku work without wireless?

Postby kc8pql » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:17 am

The Roku must be connected to the internet through a router, either wireless or by an Ethernet cable (requires the Roku2 XS model). You will also need a composite connection to your older TV (red, white and yellow connections like a DVD player).
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Re: Will ROku work without wireless?

Postby knuckle » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:17 am

Hi------

Roku requires an Internet connection to work --some models will do wired or wireless (the roku 1 xd the roku 2 xs etc) others like the LT are wireless only but all of them require a connection to a high speed Internet connection to get the content.

at my house I have a router which broadcasts the high speed connection all over the house through a router but I know folk who use wires to carry the signal to the roku (if they have the right model) and it works good for them too.

soo you posted on your puter--how is it connected to the net and what kind of service do you have?
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Re: Will ROku work without wireless?

Postby knuckle » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:19 am

kc out drew me again -- :)
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Re: Will ROku work without wireless?

Postby frdnicholas » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:28 am

We have hi speed internet using a modem plugged into the phone connection. It is in a different room from the television. Thank you, by the way for your response. The router that sends the signal all through the house, is it plugged into something? My technical knowledge is limited. Could we conceivable plug a router into our modem that would enable the Roku to pick up internet streaming in the next room where the TV is?
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Re: Will ROku work without wireless?

Postby knuckle » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:36 am

yes the router plugs into the modem then depending on what model it is will distribute the signal---mine has 4 wired ports so my puter is hooked up via wired connection then my laptops and rokus use the broadcast stream in different rooms --- I have a older linksys "G" router which are quite inexpensive (10 bucks on e-bay and second hand shops--I found mine in a dumpster) or you can get the newer "N" type routers this thread covers some of the better ones and how they perform with roku ---

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=17032

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