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by gardengal1, Tuesday, July 03, 2018, 13:49 (18 days ago)

Just wondering if anyone has brought a Roku from the US and, if so, did it work in Mexico?? I am getting conflicting information on a google search but sometimes it is hard to know just how old the posts are.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 03, 2018, 14:24 (18 days ago) @ gardengal1

Just wondering if anyone has brought a Roku from the US and, if so, did it work in Mexico?? I am getting conflicting information on a google search but sometimes it is hard to know just how old the posts are.

Try the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the Message Board. There was a lengthy discussion not too long ago about this. My grandson is currently watching a movie here on Roku. Works great. A local service called SIDITEL can fix you up. They are listed on my Services page.

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Wednesday, July 04, 2018, 10:39 (17 days ago) @ gardengal1

Take Rob's advice and search roku in the upper right corner. Scroll down until you find a post from mexicoman. I explained in great detail how we use a vpn from Strong. We bought a router from Sabai Technology in SC with the Strong vpn software preloaded. Plug that router into your MX router and you are in the US as far as Roku is concerned or any service you choose to subscribe to. This is idiot proof. I use a US Roku stick in the living room and a Roku Premiere unit in the bedroom both wirelessly from the Sabai router. LIkewise anyone in the house/condo using a smart phone or laptop can log in to the Sabai router and show up as in the US.

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Wednesday, July 04, 2018, 10:41 (17 days ago) @ mexicoman

I skipped a detail. The Roku Premiere we use was purchased at a Mexican Radio Shack. Works just like the US one.

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by gardengal1, Thursday, July 05, 2018, 09:03 (16 days ago) @ gardengal1

Thanks for the info!!

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Thursday, July 05, 2018, 09:16 (16 days ago) @ gardengal1

My pleasure. If you have any doubts or questions the people at Sabai Technology are happy to discuss buying and setting up their router by telephone. Any problems you have a year of free tech support. I have only needed them once in 6 years. A few years ago the Asus router they sold me failed after the warranty expired. They replaced it free anyway and shipped it to Mexico free. Fine people up there in SC.

Strong prefers online chat.

Good luck.

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Thursday, July 05, 2018, 09:26 (16 days ago) @ gardengal1

Checking email I noticed that Sabai Technology is having an Independence Day sale through July 8. Good time to buy. My router is now $144. You can spend a lot more but mine works just fine.

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by Malury, Monday, July 09, 2018, 12:53 (12 days ago) @ mexicoman

Which model of router do you use?

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Monday, July 09, 2018, 16:38 (12 days ago) @ Malury

ASUS RT-N66U I bought it from Sabai Technology in Greenville, SC. It comes with Strong VPN software pre-loaded. It is truly "plug & play". Plug it in to your Mexican modem/router and your ip address becomes the US. You can take a look at the Sabai website they have routers ranging from $144 - $400. They all work. You can call their toll free number and they will be happy to discuss the options. They have been incredibly helpful to me for 6 years.

If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. I spent a lot of time figuring this all out and testing different options and I'm happy to share.

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by Malury, Monday, July 09, 2018, 18:18 (12 days ago) @ mexicoman

Hey!
Thank you very much. Been looking at VPNs for awhile. And miss some of my shows on PBS which will only live stream (or I dvr) via USTVNOW. But get no content from their website (says for US only)
I will call your guys tomorrow. Should I mention your name? You might get some Kudos from them!

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 08:45 (11 days ago) @ Malury

Ruth will probably answer the phone. She is the greatest - please say hey from Walt. I used US TVNow 6 years ago. In 2016 Sony made VUE available on all devices not just Playstation units. It changed my ability to watch TV in MX. I pay $40/month for everything you see in the US. Add to that the $80/yr for Strong VPN and it is very affordable.

I don't remember if I mentioned that once you set up the router with the vpn everyone in the home can go online wireless and have a US ip address. The ASUS is dual band a 2.4 and a 5.8 channel.

Using the vpn also makes it more secure for accessing banking, credit card, etc.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:19 (11 days ago) @ mexicoman

Ruth will probably answer the phone. She is the greatest - please say hey from Walt. I used US TVNow 6 years ago. In 2016 Sony made VUE available on all devices not just Playstation units. It changed my ability to watch TV in MX. I pay $40/month for everything you see in the US. Add to that the $80/yr for Strong VPN and it is very affordable.

I don't remember if I mentioned that once you set up the router with the vpn everyone in the home can go online wireless and have a US ip address. The ASUS is dual band a 2.4 and a 5.8 channel.

Using the vpn also makes it more secure for accessing banking, credit card, etc.

The drawback is if you do any transactions online where you need to be in Mexico. Sometimes they just won't work without a Mexican IP address.

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:24 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You will have a Mexican address with the modem/router that TelMex gives you. Have to have that to supply internet to the router/vpn. We use both.

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by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 15:09 (11 days ago) @ mexicoman

Just to be clear, you will have two networks in your home. One Mexican via your Mexican provider and one US via the router that has the VPN software that is always connected to Strong VPN. The router with the VPN is accessing the Internet via the Mexican modem/router.