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Roku 3 connected to wifi during setup, now it wont

Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:08 am

My Roku 3 connected easily to my wifi during the initial set up. Then it downloaded an update and restarted. Now when I try to enter the wifi password, it won't connect and I get an error.

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Re: Roku 3 connected to wifi during setup, now it wont

Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:53 am

I got it to work. Not sure what the exact thing was that worked for me, but here was the sequence of events:

1. Initially opened the box, hooked it up per instructions, logged into my wifi successfuly, and the unit downloaded an update. At that point, everything went to heck. Couldn't connect to my wifi after that. Here's what happened next:
2. Powered unit off and on. No help.
3. Powered router off an on. No help.
4. Went to the secret wifi screen, and disabled pings. No help.
5. Turned unit off and back on. No help.
6. Reset the Roku. No help.
7. Logged into my Actiontec router, saw that the router acknowledged that the Roku was there on the network, but it was listed as inactive.
8. On a whim (because I wanted to do it anyway, and I was signed into the router) I changed the wifi password.
9. Shut off TV, then Roku, then the router. Made breakfast and coffee.
10. Turned on the router. Checked to make sure I could log into wifi with my phone and laptops.
11. Turned on roku and TV. Went through the setup. Now it works.

I think it was the smell of bacon that did it.
 
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Re: Roku 3 connected to wifi during setup, now it wont

Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:24 am

Bacon cures anything. There's nothing that cannot be made better with bacon.
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Re: Roku 3 connected to wifi during setup, now it wont

Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:43 am

I'd bet it was this sequence. Rebooting everything in that order can fix a lot of network problems.
9. Shut off TV, then Roku, then the router.
10. Turned on the router.
11. Turned on roku and TV.
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Re: Roku 3 connected to wifi during setup, now it wont

Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:28 am

kc8pql wrote:
I'd bet it was this sequence. Rebooting everything in that order can fix a lot of network problems.
9. Shut off TV, then Roku, then the router.
10. Turned on the router.
11. Turned on roku and TV.

I'd add the modem into that mix as well, shut off last and (of course) turned on first. The TV not so much though for network problems...

Changing the wifi password may or may not have helped as well. It's possible there were incompatible characters in it somewhere.
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