Ok, I took a halfer to try to get this thing working. I have a Netgear N150 WPN824N router. Currently, all that is sharing the bandwidth is a netbook, a laptop recently broke, and my nook. And those are off when not in use. There were more this past week, home for the holidays. I've done the hard reset. On the router I've done the disable the firewalls, change to channel 6, and I can't find the video setting in my router to change to 1080p. All I can find is a drop down box under present settings that has 54Mbps, 65 Mbps, and Up to 150 Mbps. Ok, that said, my computer is connected by an ethernet cord to a Time Warner Motorola box that is connected to a cable axle in the wall. My bedroom TV is connected to a Time warner box -- Explorer 4250 HDC -- which is connected by what looks like a sort of component setup. A Sunstream HD logo bops around at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds whenever I watch cable TV. So now I'm wondering is this a media streamer? Yep, just read, it is. And if so, can I connect the Roku HMDI cord to the explorer? There is a HDMI source on the back of the Explorer. Here's the explorer specs: http://media2.comcast.net/anon.comcasto ... Manual.pdf
Ok, I'm giving this a few more hours. I am going to have someone help me get it off the wall and try setting up with the composite wiring. The only question I have is how am I going to get the router to not reject this as it has been doing? As I mentioned I tried turning off the security to the router; didn't work. I put Roku in the reservation. Although I named the device for what it is Roku 2xd, and put in the correct MAC address, then clicked add ..... on this router it will not take unless I add an IP address......(instructions said to use my IP with a different number at the end)..... it still shows up as unknown device, un-named. My router won't let me add any thing unless there is also an IP address. Unfortunately, although Roku initially showed up as streaming in the network map of my network, after I followed advice by unhooking, resetting, etc., the device no longer shows up. Its being rejected all over the place.
Ok, that said I really can not handle long phone calls with CS persons who have accents. I misunderstand, misinterpret, just have a very hard time following because I am hearing impaired. My experience with outsourced CS persons has been "Mammm, I can help you". Whenever I explain my situation and ask if they could please transfer me to someone I can comfortably speak with, I hear that response over and over again no matter how many times I plead.