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Finally, a wired adapter that works with my Insignia Roku TV
on January 24, 2017
Have a Roku TV that is supposed to be wireless-only (why can't they include an rj45 jack anyway?). Even with a wireless router positioned right behind it, still had problems with adaptive streaming sites changing resolution streams multiple times during playback. Searched Roku forums and found an older Belkin adapter mentioned, but that's not available, and has a replacement listed that did not work for me. My son had purchased an HDE adapter for his Wii some time ago (and neglected to tell me), so I tried that and it did work with my TV. so I got one of those, too. Don't know if it was just defective, but the new one didn't work, neither on my TV or the Wii, or even on a laptop, so back it went. Still searching, because I proved to myself that something could work. Finally found this brand mentioned as working after another search, even though the seller says it doesn't. At this point, for $12 I figured what the heck. And it worked... With the other adapters not working I had tried everything, resetting to original settings, unplugging and re-plugging power, USB slot, Cat 6 cable, nothing.
With this adapter, all I had to do was unplug the power cord after installing, plug it back in, turn it on, and it worked. A little slower initial boot, but that's pretty minor to have a working wired connection with no more adaptive streaming fluctuations. Before, Netflix thought i only had 4 Mbps down on a good day, and afterward, that had tripled (according to the test in their app). With another separate speed test app, I'm actually getting as high as 54 Mbps down (out of 60 possible) now.
Edit, 6 weeks later, still using it every day, still working fine except for one incident where it didn't connect after a power on, but I just removed power again and restarted, and has been OK since.