Slingbox InfoSlingbox Name: My Slingbox
Slingbox ID: D36A5E783026E44C91F718E3DCE3B123
Slingbox Software Version: 2.1.80
Internet ViewingSet Up Complete: Yes
Slingbox Public IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Slingbox Private IP Address: 192.168.1.5
Slingbox Port: 5001
Slingbox Access InfoActivation Date: 10-07-2011
Date Last Accessed: 10-07-2011
Tip: This is the last time you connected to your Slingbox.
You would think this thing is set up but it don't work.
Try programming your router to assign the static IP address 192.168.1.254 to your SB. Then program your router to forward port 5001 (both UDP and TCP protocols) to that static IP address. Then reboot both the router and the SB, and see if your connection will work then.
Having your router password protected should make no difference.
As it turns out I tries my wifes new Windows 7 laptop and everything set up fine. I guess my desk top couldn't do the job even though it has what it required according to the Slingbox package. That was two hours of brain damage I didn't need. All ended up fine. Thank's for the reply to my question. I appreciate it very much.