Hi RoadRanger and eri3k,
I first tried my Linksys WRT54GS V4 and then my Dlink DI-624 Rev C. The DLink I switched to the D-Link because I wanted to try another router. The firmware is at 2.43DDM (2005). The latest on the DLink site is 276 (2006), but I can't upgrade to it. It is rejected. I must have a slightly different version, which makes sense since the label says rev C3, but the website only talks about C. Still, I think these facts might be a distraction, since this thing supposedly is using straightforward stuff and it failed on both routers.
Also, I went to the Dlink because has Static DHCP, which I used to make sure I could open the Roku's ports without affecting a couple other PCs that are on the network.
I tried several different movies over several hours today (both routers) and some with the Linksys last night.
I always get my queue of movies displayed with pictures. When I hit play I get "retrieving [the title]" but after about a minute or so the unit reboots. If the indicator visually shows you the buffer filling, then I never see that. It remains empty until reboot.
I did try to update the software. It was already at the latest version (1.01 build 229) at least it claimed there were no updates.
I'll try the debugging command, but I wanted to get back to you since I'm sick as a dog and can't sleep anyway (sure would be nice to have some Roku movies to look at!
I'll try "instant watch" on a PC and get back to you. In the interim, I'm sure open to suggestions!