I have the Slingbox Pro connected to my television in the United States.
With regularity, when I try to access the slingbox remotely (I and my computer are in the Philippines), I get a message that the connection cannot be made.
I then have a friend go by my house and reboot the Slingbox. Within a few weeks, the same thing happens.
Is this really the best way to solve the problem? Or does the Slingbox just not work very well?
I had a similar problem with my Slingbox Pro. After some time I realized that the problem was with my router, not my Slingbox. I tried a new router, but that router didn't work well with my Slingbox and Tivo. So I put the original router back, and I plugged it into a timer that automatically turns the power off and on once a day.
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Try downloading the Playon app from the android marketplace and on your computer. Some tv stations have live broadcasts you are able to view through your 3g or wireless phone connection to your computer. www.playon.tv/playon has detailed instructions.
Hi! I will be more than glad to assist you in this concern. please check this first at your sisters house.. If you are at home of your sister and are not seeing your Slingbox in the SlingPlayer Slingbox Directory, one of two things are going on:
1. The Slingbox is not properly connecting to your router. 2. You have security software on your computer preventing it from talking to the Slingbox. 3. The network connection to your Slingbox is broken.
If the issue is that the Slingbox is not properly connecting to your router, the network light on the front of the Slingbox will either be off or be blinking.
If the network light on the front of your Slingbox is on, then the issue is probably virus or firewall software.
Your Slingbox is all set up, the Network light is on and still you can't find it in your Slingbox Directory in SlingPlayer.
Most of the time if you are at home and in this situation, the problem can be narrowed down to one of the following:
* Your router or router configuration has changed since you plugged in your Slingbox. * Security software on your computer is preventing your Slingbox from communicating with your computer. * You've more than one router on your home network. * You've accidentally connected your computer to your neighbor's wireless network.
If you are using a router on the home network, routers have a built in firewall and in this case. The Slingbox uses port 5001 when it communicates with your router, so
this port needs to be open for your Slingbox to send video outside of
please feel free to get in touch if u have any question..
this will almost definitely be to do with the firewall on the router. You need to access the slingbox from inside the house and re-run the setup wizard which will attempt to configure the router for you
My suggestion would be to first disable any encryption on the router to make your wireless network simple first to try and troubleshoot these problems. check if any MAC or IP Address filters are active on the wireless router, you can either enter the IP address of the slingbox wireless adapter or its MAC address if you HAVE enable filtering, but again, try diagnosing without filtering or encryption enabled. Also ensure your slingbox wireless adapter has its settings set to 'automatically assign IP address (enable DHCP)' so it gets its address automatically.