It is quite easy to connect your Roku streaming player to Netgear Router to access Wi-Fi by using username & Password. Before we indulge in learning the process first let’s understand both of these individually.
Roku Streaming Player
Roku streaming player is known for its high definition streaming of audio and video from the internet. This streaming player is actually a series of Roku products including wireless speakers, T.V sticks, and mobile apps.
The Company claims many of these as budget buys. It’s the easiest and convenient way to stream and enjoy whatever entertainment; you love to grab from the internet
Netgear Wi-Fi routers are known as the world’s leading wireless routers. These are the top rated, fast and quite affordable device to make your home a totally wire-free internet zone. With the Netgear WI-Fi router. you can get multiple devices connected to your home network and can enjoy steady and strong signals throughout the house.
Enough, about the introduction of the device. Hope you have got a brief understanding of what, Why and How of these 2 products.
Now coming back to our main topic, here in this article we will be explaining on, how you can get your Roku connected to the Netgear Wi-Fi router so that you can access the internet to stream all you want from the internet.
Well, another thing to mention here is, many Roku devices do come with Ethernet port option. That makes another opportunity for you to get connected to the internet through the Ethernet cable.
Here you will learn how to use the Wi-Fi connectivity system for Roku and Netgear router connectivity.
The surprising fact about Roku is that it’s enough compatible with Netgear Wi-Fi routers and provides a cognizant operational analog between the features of Roku and Netgear router.
Following just check up the quick and easy guide to connect Roku with Netgear Wi-Fi router:
- Power on the Netgear router.
- Power on the Roku Device.
- Make sure your remote is working and is paired well, to pass on the commands.
- Start with choosing the language. This is the first thing you need to select before proceeding for any settings in Roku.
- Now you need to connect to your home network when asked you need to choose between “Wired and “wireless” options.
- Here you will opt for “Wireless” option (In case, you are using Ethernet port then obviously you will choose the “Wired” option.)
- Next, you will see a list of available networks in the range, choose your network name.
- To get connected to your network you need to then type in your Network’s username and password.
- Make sure you typed correct spelling of the login credentials.
- You will get to see, 3 green tick marks that indicate; you are going well.
- A code will be displayed on the screen; you need to enter this code to activate your Roku.
- Launch your browser and got to “roku.com/link”, here you need to enter that displayed code.
- In case you already have a Roku account, just use that account to complete the process.
- If you do not have a Roku account, then you need to create a new one and can proceed to finish up the process.
- Follow on-screen instruction, if any.
- Finally, you will get to see “You are done!” message on your screen.
Here you go, your Roku is now connected to your Wi-Fi network, and you are all good to go with streaming and audio or video form the internet now.
Troubleshooting the situation; when Roku is not connecting to Netgear Wi-Fi Router
Some bad day, you might get stuck while connecting your Roku to the Wi-Fi network, the following section will explain a little on possible reasons and their tentative solutions.
Roku Device Settings
Make sure Roku is power on and is ready to get connected with the network, the remote and the device should be working properly, failure in any of these could lead the problems of connectivity.
Netgear Router Settings
check with Router settings once for any restrictions (if enabled) to add a new device to the network. Make sure the router is power on and is working well.
The weak or interrupted internet speed or signal could also be the culprits. If the internet is too slow, it will definitely not let you get these devices connected. Wait for a little to get proper data speed. And try again.
Last but not the least, once restart both devices; Roku and the Wi-Fi Router. Everyone needs little rest and maybe devices also need rest. Well, not a logical statement but giving a pause and restarting the devices mostly fix the issues.
Hope this article will make you learn about the connectivity of Roku with Wi-Fi Netgear Router, in case you need any further help, reach the Netgear experts for better assistance.