Roku player or Roku TV allows to stream audio and video from the internet. For this to work, you Should Connect Roku Device to internet. On all latest Roku streaming devices, you can connect wirelessly, and on also hard wired on compatible devices.
Connect Roku Device To Internet Wireless vs. Wired
Power on your Roku device for the first time and you see the guided setup will begin automatically. This process will help you connect to home network and the internet, configure preferences and settings, and activate your Roku device.
Before you begin, figure out if your Roku device connects through the wireless or wired connection.
For a wireless connection, you need to know your wireless network and the password or network key, you use to access it. These details are the same as what you use when connecting your computer or smartphone to the internet at your home.
If you are using a wired network, connect one end of a network cable to the Ethernet port on your compatible Roku device, and the other end to your router.
How To Connect Roku Device To Internet While You Set It Up
While you set it up, you will choose to do the following
- Choose Wired or Wireless.
If you select Wired, your Roku device will connect to your home network and the internet. If you select Wireless, continue to the next step.
- Choose your wireless network from the list of available networks. If you do not see your home network, select Scan again to see all networks.
- Enter the password you use to access your wireless network. If you want to see the password as you type, choose Show password. This can help prevent entering the wrong password.
- Remember, passwords are case-sensitive. Use the shift button on the on-screen keyboard to enter a capital letter. Once you have entered your password and selected Connect, your Roku streaming device will connect to your home network and the internet.
After your Roku device connects to internet, the latest available software for the device will download and installed, and your Roku device will restart.
If you cannot make a connection, learn what to do if your Roku device cannot access your home network or the internet.
Connect Later Or Update Network Settings
If a connection to your home network and the internet was not successful during Guided Setup or your network has changed and you need to modify the connection, go to the Settings menu on your Roku device, and follow the given instructions below:
- Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
- Scroll up or down and select Settings.
- Select Network.
- You might see available networks, which might be from your neighborhood. So, before you connect to the network, make sure you connect to the right one.
- Select Set up connection.
- Select Wired or Wireless.
- The Wired option will not appear on Roku devices without an Ethernet port, except, when a compatible third-party USB to Fast Ethernet adapter connects to a Roku Stream bar.
- If you select Wired, your Roku device will connect to your network and the internet. If you select Wireless, continue to the next step.
- Choose your wireless network from the list of available networks. If you do not see your network, select Scan again to see all networks. After you select your network, enter the password.
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