can I connect my roku to the viasat modem via a wired connection?

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You should he able to. Not sure why you would though. The Roku would he the only internet device working in the house then.
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If you have the wireless modems, there are more Ethernet ports available.
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I did not know that. But still, the Roku has to be close to the TV which would have to be close to the modem, relatively speaking.

Just not sure way is wrong with connecting via wireless.
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Yes, I have mine wired from my router to my Roku and then the TV.  If you have Ethernet ports available then I would always recommend wired, especially when streaming.   I also have my Roku upstairs hard wired with 150 feet of Ethernet.  Ethernet cable is cheap.
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Johnny, it depends on which Roku you own. The nicer units have an ethernet port, the cheaper ones don't, ALL can connect via WIFI. Personally I've tried both ways and never noticed any difference. 

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I have the cheapest one and have no complaints. So many options though. There is Chromecast, Amazon Fire stick, and Roku just to name a few. On top of that there are built-in options with Blu Ray devices and smart TV s.


I don't use my Chronecast much at all, but the Roku combined with Playon is a nice workaround to deal with streaming buffering issues when Viasat bogs down in primetime.
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