Supported Wi-Fi Hardware

Wireless Access Points

The following wireless access points/routers have been tested for use with the SoundBridge and SoundBridge Radio. While Roku is unable to provide testing results for all available wireless access point and routers, the vast majority will work fine with your SoundBridge product. We encourage you to try using your SoundBridge with your existing wireless equipment, regardless of published result before replacing your current hardware.

The current SoundBridge models, M1001 (connections on the back) and SoundBridge Radio R1000, use different wireless hardware than the older M1000, M500 and M2000 models (connections under the endcaps). This newer hardware has proven considerably more reliable than the older wireless hardware and should work out-of-the-box with virtually any 802.11b-compatible wireless equipment you may have. Compatibility of the older hardware has been improved over time and we recommend that you upgrade your SoundBridge's software to the latest version as soon as possible, particularly if your SoundBridge was delivered with software older than version 2.3.44. Upgrading older software may require using a wired ethernet connection or even taking your SoundBridge to a neighbors house or your office to sucessfully perform the upgrade.

To check your software version and perform an upgrade, use your SoundBridge remote control to navigate to the menu Change Library or Configuration -> System Configuration -> Software Version and Updates and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you still experience Wi-Fi connection problems, check the following items:

  • Make sure your access point/router is configured to allow 802.11b devices to connect. This may be phrased as "Mixed mode" or "802.11b +802.11g".
  • If you have wireless security enabled, make sure it is a supported protocol, and make sure you are using the "Hex" key. See your SoundBridge manual for more information.

If, after checking these items, you still cannot get your SoundBridge to connect to your wireless network, we encourage you to contact support or visit our Roku Community Forums where other customers and Roku employees will attempt to help you.

Bold = recommended by Roku for use with the latest version of SoundBridge software.

Red = poor performance or incompatible with SoundBridge

* = customer tested - your results may differ.

Model M1001,
R1000
M1000,M500,
M2000
Notes
Airlink101 AR410W
Yes
Yes
Fast!
Apple Airport Extreme (Snow)
Yes
Yes
 
Buffalo WBR-G54
Yes
Yes
Very reliable
Buffalo WBR2-G54
Yes
Yes
D-Link DI-514 B1
Yes
Yes
D-Link DI 624
Yes
Yes
 
D-Link DI 784
Yes
Yes
 
D-Link DIR-655 *
Yes
Yes
Set to b/g or b only. Problems reported in b/g/n mode.
Linksys WAG300N *
Yes
Yes
Disable wireless AP isolation.
Linksys WRT51AB
Yes
Yes
Linksys WRT54G
Yes
Yes
Linksys WRT54GC
Yes
Yes
 
Linksys WRT54GS
Yes
Yes
Works great
Motorola WA840G
Yes
Yes
Works great
Motorola WR850G *
Yes
Yes
Wireless mode should be set to Compatibility. Problems have been reported with using Performance wireless mode.
Netgear DG834Gv3 *
Yes
Yes
Firmware v4.01.06 may be required for internet connectivity and WPA.
Netgear DG834G
Yes
Yes
 
Netgear WGR614 v5
Yes
Yes
 
Netgear WGT624 (all hardware revisions)
Yes
Yes
 
Netgear RangeMax WPN824
Yes
Yes
Works great.
Siemens GigaSet SE361 *
Yes
Yes
 
SMC SMC2804WBRP-G
Yes
Yes
Needs firmware v 1.956 or greater
SMC SMC2804WBR
Yes
Yes
USR 8054
Yes
Yes
Needs firmware v 1.64 or greater
XRouter Aero WSR-5000
Yes
Yes
 
ZyXEL Prestige 335WT *
Yes
Yes
 
AirLink AR315W
Yes
Yes
Poor performance
Airlink AR420W *
AP/Router/Switch
No
AVM 3070 *
AP/Router/Switch
No
D-Link DI-524
AP/Router/Switch
No
Some users report this router works fine for them.
Linksys BEFW11S4
No
No.
Performance is unacceptable
Linksys WRT54GL *
No
No
Downgrading to original firmware fixes rebuffering issues.
Linksys WRT54GP2
Yes
Yes
Very slow performance
Linksys WRT55AG
Yes
Yes
Works, but some customers have reported issues with accessing the Internet through this device
Netgear FVM318
Yes
Yes
May work for some, does not properly route UPnP discovery packets between wired and wifi
Netgear MR814V2
Yes
Yes
Poor performance
Netgear WGR614 v4
Yes
Yes
May require B-only mode .
SpeedTouch 716G *
Yes
Yes
Can connect wirelessly and stream locally, but no internet access.
USR 5462
Yes
No

Note: If your wireless access point does not work well with the SoundBridge, please make sure that both the SoundBridge and the access point are using the latest firmware available.

Wi-Fi CompactFlash Adapters

If you purchased an older M1000 model that does not include Wi-Fi, the following 802.11b CompactFlash cards have been tested for use with the SoundBridge. For use in North America only.

Bold = recommended by Roku

Red = incompatible with SoundBridge

Model # Compatible?
Socket WL6004-322 Yes
Linksys WCF12 No
AmbiCom WL1199C-cf No
Netgear MA-701 No
Sandisk SDWCFB-128-768 No

A qualified CompactFlash Wi-Fi card is available on Roku's web store. Buy Now

Hardware Compatibility Note

The above information reflects Roku's evaluation of performance with SoundBridge, and is not intended to be a rating of the product for general use. Roku has not tested all hardware currently available on the market. If the product you intend to use is not listed here, it's likely to work anyway. If you are concerned about compatibility or performance, please note that SoundBridge includes a 30-day no-questions-asked money back guarantee.

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