First, turn your Caps Lock button off. Using capitals is equivalent to shouting.
Now, please explain a bit more. Are you really saying that moving your laptop closer to the Cable box has an effect ? That doesn't make any sense, it is not the laptop producing the IR signal, it is the IR Blaster in front of the cable box, plugged into your slingbox that does that.
Opps ...sorry for tha cap locks wasn't paying attention..and thanks for the quick reply....but did get it fix. The sensors were not over the eye properly...was actually touch to find on the cable box...Lesson do not try to set up something with no sleep at 4 am...and do things slowly.
Thanks again for you quick reply