dunky wrote:I moved it to a TV that is right next to the router and it worked fine wirelessly and allowed me to hook my roku to my account and to netflix, but as soon as I moved it back to my bedroom it will not work. It gives me the "cannot connect to your local network"
How far away can a Roku XD be from a router? I was wanting this one for my bedroom, which is approximately 15' away from the router through one wall. I haven't had any issues with any of my other electronics (Macbook, Asus Netbook, iPod) getting a wireless signal at the same distance and they always have as many bars as are available.
I'm not sure if it matters, but my internet speeds are approximately 25 MB/sec download and 5 MB/sec upload in my bedroom using my Macbook.
mkiker2089 wrote:Can't "connect" is different from can't "find". Where exactly is it failing? From what you've said it sounds like it's finding and doing the initial connection but fails at the point where it gets an IP. Why distance would affect this is beyond me but it's a starting point. Changing the wireless channel may help if it's interference. I also suspect a flaw in the Roku that makes it less able to deal with dynamic channels since tech has recently added the "channel 6" mantra to their scripts. This is new and is strangely more prevalent on boxes outputting 720p than either SD oe ED.
You last post points directly to the channel 6 flaw. try channel 6 and get back to use before anything else.
mkiker2089 wrote:Just to add that the RCA forces it to output SD where as with HDMI you probably set it to 720p. That's a known software bug. Hopefully channel 6 will fix it.
dunky wrote:Thank you to everyone for helping, I've just decided to return it and purchase a different product.
kumasuki wrote:Could you at least try switching to the 1080p display to see if that works - we could use come corroboration on this as a viable workaround.
dunky wrote:It is working now that I switched it to the 1080p display type, but it has about 4" of black on each side of the screen.