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Powering a wireless adaptor off Roku?

Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:08 pm

probably a stupid Q but...

I have the Roku HD unit that has some occassional reception issues since it is a fair distance from my router. I also have a USB wireless adaptor (Linksys wireless-G) from an older PC.

My thought was to use the adaptor to add some signal gain to the Roku - but of course the adaptor is USB and the Roku only has an ethernet jack on the back. So if I were to use an Ethernet-to-USB connector, would the Adaptor be able to get power from this? I assume the adaptor was pulling power from USB as well as sending the signal through it.

Any USB/Ethernet gurus out there that can field this one?

Tnx much

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