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by IBMMuseum
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku MAC Address Convention for Wired/Wireless?
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: Roku MAC Address Convention for Wired/Wireless?

Why is this relevant? I guess it isn't. All weekend I antagonized over whether I should have posted after your reply. Sorry for taking the time of reading through what I had written and responding. See, otherwise when a thread doesn't get any responses, it just sinks to the bottom where you don't n...
by IBMMuseum
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku MAC Address Convention for Wired/Wireless?
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Roku MAC Address Convention for Wired/Wireless?

For as far back and as many Rokus as I have, the last character of the MAC address seems to have a convention of an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, A, C, or E hexadecimal) denoting the wired Ethernet connection, and odd digits (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, B, D, or F hexadecimal) are a wireless connection (with the a...
by IBMMuseum
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Turn your streamer remote into a universal remote
Replies: 25
Views: 8721

Re: Turn your streamer remote into a universal remote

A couple comments. Very applicable to this discussion area, the "Sideclick" for Roku covers the headphone plug of the Roku 3 remote (the connection can't be extended, as the extension cable would switch off non-headphone audio). Not applicable to this forum (or any of the devices with a &q...
by IBMMuseum
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: A plug, but a hit, from TWiT TV...
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: A plug, but a hit, from TWiT TV...

...That's why I'd like to see the clip. It was live at the point I posted, maybe they will air it as "Previously Recorded" today. The topic was on new display technology (4K), with Scott making the comment that add-on players couldn't use the full capabilities. I was on my way out, posted...
by IBMMuseum
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: A plug, but a hit, from TWiT TV...
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

A plug, but a hit, from TWiT TV...

Wow, Leo Laporte (with Scott Wilkinson connected through Skype) of TWiT just said "Roku is awesome", but reported that his Streaming Stick crashes to the point of being non-functional (Scott concurred, noting similar issues, and followed with the statement "Don't get a Streaming Stick...
by IBMMuseum
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku website problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Re: Roku website problem

Much thanks! I see the Roku website works fine with Firefox. Any comments from Roku about Chrome browser support? Is the Chrome browser not supported by the Roku website admin(s)? I can use the Roku website with Chome (on OSX and iOS) with zero problems. Correct, I should have been more wordy to sa...
by IBMMuseum
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku website problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Re: Roku website problem

mikebdoss wrote:
thetick wrote:
...I'm using Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 m on Windows 7...


This kind of thing is usually a temporary problem. Did it fix itself?


It's also an issue described (as rarely happening over the last few releases) on the Chrome discussion forum...
by IBMMuseum
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazon Fire Stick
Replies: 241
Views: 65484

Re: Amazon Fire Stick

...you are somewhat incorrect about "8A per port" - that Anker is 40W = 5V x 8A DC total. Maybe it can give 8A to 1 port but only if others are not connected. Second, FTV circuitry might be checking it has a more "powerful" adapter at 5.1V, the way iPad and others check. Althoug...
by IBMMuseum
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazon Fire Stick
Replies: 241
Views: 65484

Re: Amazon Fire Stick

I'm somewhat surprised that this thread has remained open for so long: With the remote the Amazon FireTV Stick places closer to Roku than the Chromecast (that is my evaluation/opinion in owning all three). All have their supporters (and detractors), and do some areas (even overlapping) well (insuffi...
by IBMMuseum
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazon Fire Stick
Replies: 241
Views: 65484

Re: Amazon Fire Stick

My initial experience with the FireTV Stick has gone badly as well. I attempted to power it with my Anker USB charger, which makes it complain on boot-up that there is "insufficient power" (the Anker can source up to 8 amps per port, at 5VDC), and I should use the OEM supply instead (updat...
by IBMMuseum
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: find roku app url
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: find roku app url

You can use wireshark on a PC to monitor all the network traffic on your local network. In order to see the Roku's network traffic with wireshark your PC's wireless controller needs promiscuous mode enabled in the driver which will require PC admin access. It's not for the average PC user as wiresh...
by IBMMuseum
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku's that support netflix profiles
Replies: 37
Views: 39114

Re: Roku's that support netflix profiles

Is there an updated list of devices that 'Netflix Profiles' is supported on? I could have sworn that they were going to bring that to the Roku 2XS in Q1 of 2014, and it never arrived... *EDIT* Never mind...found the Netflix link: https://help.netflix.com/article/en/node/10421?ba=GSButtonClick&q...
by IBMMuseum
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Setting a Static IP address on a Roku3
Replies: 7
Views: 18566

Re: Setting a Static IP address on a Roku3

I am the network admin. I have complete access to my firewall. It's very easy to set up an address object up on my firewall IF I have a way to set a ROKU3 to have a static ip address in it's settings. Then I can give it complete access to anything on the internet. I can also reserve a ip address if...
by IBMMuseum
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Setting a Static IP address on a Roku3
Replies: 7
Views: 18566

Re: Setting a Static IP address on a Roku3

Depending on the network size and complexity, IP addresses could be assigned from a DHCP server. Again, most of the different flavors can do a reserved IP address. But by asking the question, it sounds like there isn't the required access needed for that equipment. Blocking "some stuff" or...
by IBMMuseum
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Firefox roku channel?
Replies: 49
Views: 32873

Re: Firefox roku channel?

Firefox Beta 34 for Android adds tab casting (Chrome desktop / Chrome OS with a Chromecast users are familiar with this long-term, although Google hasn't added it to the Android browser version) for Chromecast (Roku isn't supported yet), it's buggy and only gives me a white screen...