I have the exact same problem as well. And it actually just started happening recently. I've checked everything just as you have, and it's definitely the Slingplayer app for iPad. Guys, please look into this. I've purchased a Slingbox HD as well as the iPad app and now can't watch my shows anymore on my iPad because after a few minutes of smooth sailing the buffering and black screens kick in. Watching over wifi on my laptop is seamless.
The iPad app has much higher streaming requirements than the iPhone app, since it has much higher streaming resolution, which is one possible reason why the iPhone app works fine.
I have a couple questions to help narrow down the issue...
How many dots does you see in the lower left corner? If you are getting two dots, you are streaming via relay, and the Slingbox isn't set properly for port forwarding. Switch to Standard Quality, then tap the Aspect button. Check the streaming rate in the lower left hand corner. For better quality you will need to have a bitrate consistently higher than than 600Kbps. You can also try streaming from a different LAN to see if that helps.
If that doesn't help, can you advise of your router model and firmware version.
ok, when i am in high quality i have three dots.
when i switch to sq the app is telling me that i get data between 800 and 1300 kbps.
but still, i can reproduce the phenomenon any time.
im sure that there is nothing else running on the network.
i have another application that streams video from a NAS to my ipad.
this is working perfect at any time.
i have a fritzbox 3270 as my internet router an i have an apple airport express as my wifi accesspoint, attached to the router.
if i use the mac os client (on wifi) all is well, its only on the ipad that i have these issues.
i realy hope you can help.
We need to get more information about this situation that you are experiencing with your iPad, are you using an iPad 2?
Have you tried a different network? I recommend to attempt to connect to the Slingbox using the WAN IP, but first you need to "add" the IP connection. Have a look at this link,
This can be done only on a Windows PC since it will be synchronized with your Sling Account, the SlingPlayer for Mac doesn't have this option
I think I dont realy understand. My Windows player works fine.
I have one home network.
I have a Windows PC connected via cable to the network and the windows player works perfect.
I also have a MacBook connected via WiFi (the same WiFi AP the iPad uses) and the player works absolutely perfect.
The iPhone Player (iPhone also on the same WiFi AP) works perfect.
The problem is only on the iPad in HQ mode. SQ works perfect.
I have in fact used 3 different types of access points, problem is the same on all three.
Ahh, and I have an iPad 1.
I have the same issue and this is what I figured out.
The Solo is attached to a Linksys wireless gamming box (WGA600n) which attaches wireless to a Netgear router (WGR614v4).
The Solo can upload just fine and any computer that is attached via wire to the router works great.
Anything that attaches wireless, computer or iPad, skips and jumps. The iPad works fine on 3G in SQ and on the office network in SQ and HQ. That network is 10mb, much faster than the Netgear at home.
What I believe is happing at home,and the fact that any computer attached via wire works fine supports this, is that the Netgear router can't handle wireless both the Solo and the iPad or computer. The network guys at the office believe the same thing.
Have you tried the iPad on another network?