I agree, it should be totally transparent. Wireless settings on HD1000 setup menu should not come into the equation as this is only for USB based WiFi adaptors. Correct me if I'm wrong here....
No, that's exactly what I was getting at. Wasn't sure if you have messed with the wireless settings, potentially causing an issue.
Is it possible that it's getting an IP address and just not displaying it on screen? Does the router have an admin screen that shows issued IPs? You could also try a network scanner (like http://www.softperfect.com/products/networkscanner/
) to see if the Roku is there. If I'm just babbling about stuff you've already tried, feel free to ignore me, but I seem to remember before I assigned a static IP to my Roku, at least one occassion when the IP was not updated in the UI when it did indeed have an IP address.