ok, home with 2 sick kids today, two rukos and two lost remotes. any other way to run roku with the remote?
You can telnet to the Roku on port 8080 from the Command Prompt:
C:\Users\Name>telnet 192.168.1.xxx 8080
Hopefully, you know the IP address of the Roku. If not, you could access the settings of your router and view all the hosts on your network to get it.
If you have an iPhone, you can use the DVPRemote app. Again, you will need to know the IP address of the Roku DVP.