Roku 3 showing as a wifi hotspot?

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Anyone know why my Roku 3 is showing up as an available wireless network with an SSID of "DIRECT-roku-504"? Weird. Can it be used as a wireless hotspot if it's connected to the internet? Do I need to secure it?
 
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Anyone know why my Roku 3 is showing up as an available wireless network with an SSID of "DIRECT-roku-504"? Weird. Can it be used as a wireless hotspot if it's connected to the internet? Do I need to secure it?
I don't have a Roku, but I just googled "DIRECT-roku" and got the answer quickly enough. The Roku is the access point for your wifi direct remote. Here's one thread: Roku Forums • View topic - Roku 3 shows up as a wifi hotspot

I have an ad hoc network with a password myself. I really REALLY don't think you have anything to worry about. What does your Roku tell the remote that anyone else wants to know?

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I see that this thread hasn't had any recent posts, but I only now have encountered a problem regarding this issue. My Roku 3 "hotspot" is on the same Wi-Fi channel as my router, and blocks Internet access. I've had the Roku for over a year, but this has only now become a problem. For the present I just unplug Roku when I'm not using it, but I wonder if anyone has a solution or explanation that might help. Thanks.
 
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Router channel

You can log into your router's admin page and change the router's channel to help with interference that maybe occurring
 
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very mad about direct roku

Whenever i turn my tablet on to be connected to my wireless network which i have to use the "WPS" on my router which i have always been doing with no issues. Now when i have been doing it it states that it is already in use by directroku which its really annoying. Now i cant use my tablet anywhere because of the roku. I need it off my tablet but how do i do that. It just started showing up.
 

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