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I am trying to get set up so I can use SlingPlayer on my computer.  I called their help support.  He did a lot of checking.  He said to contact you all and have you open port 5001

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To do this, you need to acess your router by going to 192.168.1.1.
It will ask you for a password and username, and if it is set to the default password and you do not know it, you can get it at routerpasswords.com
After, look for a Port Fowarding or Port Ranging menu.
Input 5001 for Start and End and set it to both TCP and UDP.
after save and exit, and you are done.

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