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by Smokindog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Controller problems
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Controller problems

yes, remote, Vizio e241i-a1. But, it does turn the TV OFF, but not ON. Yes, presumably the remote has been "recently used" when it is on. :) What model ROKU?  Don't mean to be cruel but did you remove the protective film from the remote's IR blaster? :) Have you tried what I suggested?  S...
by Smokindog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: WiFi Channel selection

I tried resurrecting an old thread about WiFi connection preferences weeks ago and received no hits. I use Stick+ in most of my bedrooms.  I've got VERY GOOD WiFi coverage everywhere on multiple APs and multiple discrete channels.  I'm in an area where I have pretty much the entire spectrum to myse...
by Smokindog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: WiFi Channel selection

If your router allows the txpower to be set you could also try setting your 5ghz band a little higher than 2.4 to help band steering. I"m not looking for even more "work arounds" to solve the problem for the ROKU.  This post was a request to ROKU to resolve what appears to be a fault...
by Smokindog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: WiFi Channel selection

I saw your first post. All I'm saying is that there are many, many devices that work exactly like the Roku does. It remembers and reconnects to the same SSID. Hopefully it selects the best band (5 GHz usually). I don't consider it a "hack" to use different SSID names, at least for the two...
by Smokindog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Controller problems
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Controller problems

Just installed new Roku Streaming Stick. Everything is OK with the exception controller does not turn TV (Vizio) on. Browse, turn off workes. Went thru multiple instructions with tech.support, still no luck.Ideas? I'm going to presume you mean the remote when you say controller.  Which Vizio TV do ...
by Smokindog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: WiFi Channel selection

You are correct and that's why most modern adapters have a roaming aggressiveness setting to help it determine at what signal level it should seek a different connection.  If you notice I said I have the ROKU power down/up with the TV.  This isn't a one off occurrence.  It's a programmatic pattern....
by Smokindog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: WiFi Channel selection

Clients can be pretty clingy with AP's, once it chooses one it's generally reluctant to choose another even if it's stronger, I'd suggest resetting the network on the problem Rokus and reconnecting. You are correct and that's why most modern adapters have a roaming aggressiveness setting to help it...
by Smokindog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: WiFi Channel selection

Clients can be pretty clingy with AP's, once it chooses one it's generally reluctant to choose another even if it's stronger, I'd suggest resetting the network on the problem Rokus and reconnecting. You are correct and that's why most modern adapters have a roaming aggressiveness setting to help it...
by Smokindog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: WiFi Channel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 368

WiFi Channel selection

I tried resurrecting an old thread about WiFi connection preferences weeks ago and received no hits. I use Stick+ in most of my bedrooms.  I've got VERY GOOD WiFi coverage everywhere on multiple APs and multiple discrete channels.  I'm in an area where I have pretty much the entire spectrum to mysel...
by Smokindog
Thu May 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: ROKU Remote buttons
Replies: 1
Views: 204

ROKU Remote buttons

Let me begin by saying that I understand the marketing and the agreements and the cash that surround the specific buttons for specific product and services such as Netflix on the ROKU remotes. HOWEVER, on a remote with such limited functionality to begin with, PLEASE start to negotiate terms allowin...
by Smokindog
Mon May 20, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku Stick Freezing
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Roku Stick Freezing

Why would you buy an extender when you can get one for free from ROKU?  They arrive in just few days.

https://my.roku.com/hdmi
by Smokindog
Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku suddenly won't connect to network
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Roku suddenly won't connect to network

What are the model numbers of your ROKU devices and what make/model of WiFi Router do you have? If you have "Sticks", do you have the free HDMI extenders to get the device away from the possible interference from the TV? 6 feet is pretty close to the router.  I know most will say this is f...
by Smokindog
Fri May 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Force Stick+ to use 5G connection instead of 2.4G?
Replies: 6
Views: 3725

Re: Force Stick+ to use 5G connection instead of 2.4G?

@RokuTannerD Any chance someone at ROKU was paying attention and provided a way to give priority to one band or the other?  I just swapped out a Stick with a Stick+ and it seems to favor the 2.4GHz band.  Before we got down "that road", giving both bands the same SSID is a best practice an...
by Smokindog
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Streaming from plex sever buffering issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Streaming from plex sever buffering issues

Thanks for the lengthy reply It’s not a throughput issue. It was simply a matter of turning on ‘force direct’ on the Plex app on the stick or it would just transcode everything, even if it didn’t need it and the laptop the media server is running on wasn’t up to transcoding on the fly Did you see m...
by Smokindog
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Streaming from plex sever buffering issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: Streaming from plex sever buffering issues

I've reported this elsewhere...  I believe the ROKU Stick (3800) and to a lesser degree Stick+ (3810) have performance issues since the OS9 update.  Yes, separating your SSIDs will allow you to pick the frequency you connect with but that's about it.  It's not a "best practices" suggestion...