Just give us the option to set the channel for the remote, that's all I'm asking for. Ugh.
That was discussed in the "hands on" thread. Forward your router in to RokuMarkin and / RokuShawn. They are investigating it (last I heard, any updates) but it seems to be something we will have to live with.
The short version is that they assume you picked the best channel for your Roku so having the remote also use that channel is best. Most routers detect it and some go into neighbor friendly mode and limit speed and range because of it. It depends on, according to my research, a few factors such as if anything else is on the channel, how close the Roku is to the router with further being better than nearer, and how strict the firmware in the router is about adhering to the neighbor friendly clause mandated in the N specifications.
The device itself may not send much data so it isn't using the air space, hence speed in theory should not be affected. It's more in how the N standard determines neighboring wifi. Since the router doesn't know it's a direct connection and assumes it's a full on SSID it reacts as such. Hence the catch 22 and why in my opinion we need the ability to change the remotes channel.
The only solution I've found is to
1- first move the Roku further away
2- put it on a 5ghz channel with most everything else on 2.4
3- adjust the distance of the Roku until the signal is fair or good to it, if it's poor you will have problems and if it's excellent then the 5ghz channel will be slowed down. If the Roku is the ONLY device on the channel it doesn't matter but my desktop computer is also on 5 so I want the channel to be the full 300 that I paid for.