5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2011 11:57 PM by arneolav RSS

    someone using my slingbox


      I have changed my password twice and somehow the usage lights are flashing as if someone was using the box....so I connected via my phone and it gave me the message 'another authorized user is using the account....press ok to discconnect them'.  NO ONE ELSE has my password...nor was I on another device.   PLEASE HELP...

        • Re: someone using my slingbox
          chakkarinen Apprentice

          What happened when you did press "OK" to disconnect the phantom user?   You might also try rebooting both your SB and your router -- if you have access to them -- to see if that clears up the phantom user.


          And do note that just because you haven't given your password to anyone does not mean that someone might be attempting to watch your SB and has correctly "guessed" your password.


          I find it rather scary on how "easy" it appears to be for hackers, gurus, or IT ninjas to interject themselves into someone's Wi-FI network to steal passwords or content or play themselves off as a "Man in the Middle".  *** Edited to observe Slingbox Answers Forum House Rules by Moderator. ***

            • Re: someone using my slingbox

              It simply disconnected that person....lights stopped....then started connecting me.   its weird because I changed the password and it happened again within a day or so.   i put a tougher password on now...and reset the router and the slingbox.....will see if it happens again.



            • Re: someone using my slingbox
              arneolav Newbie

              If you lost the connection by any reason, this is a normal message.

              On restart some minutes after the lost connection, the "old stream" is still active and the software does not reconize the stream is previous activaded by itself.

              The stream willl be stopped after some minutes, at least, an hour or so.

              If you don't restart until the next day the stream will be gone, but don't be afraid, most likely the other user is your self, answer yes to take over.