Let me start by saying that I do NOT want Slingbox techies simply to send me a link to the troubleshooting guides or the basic info. on the support page about what to do when the network light is blinking. I already know how to read and follow those steps, and I have done so, multiple times. I have reset the Slingbox back to its "original factory settings" at least 25 times. I have pushed the button for one second, I have pushed the button for five seconds, I have pushed the button for 5-10 seconds, I have pushed the button for 10 seconds, I have pushed the button for 30 seconds, and I have pushed the button for 1 minute and 20 seconds, per several different sets of instructions and different troubleshooting steps I have found on Slingbox's website. I tried all of this nearly a year ago, but to no avail. The whole thing was disconnected for several months, and I am now trying it again.
It's a Slingbox Pro-HD, and I have it connected directly to my router. I used to use the Sling Links, but to simplify matters, I moved the Slingbox to a different room of the house so that I could connect it directly to the router.
After countless troubleshooting efforts several months ago, I have tried today to treat it like a brand new device, but I can't get past something like step 2 of the setup process. I get the power light to come on, but when I connect the Slingbox to the router, I can't get any further. The network light blinks sporadically, and the red horseshoe light even blinks sporadically, but the network light never comes on solid. There is obviously some problem in the communication between the Slingbox and the router. I tried changing the port number from 5001 to 443, per a suggestion from tech support when I had trouble with it two years ago, but that didn't work either, Then I deleted the Slingbox from the list of devices on the router's page, then reset the router back to its factory settings. The Slingbox was at that point completely unplugged, so I reconnected it all again from scratch. Still didn't work. I tried the "hard reset," doing the power cycling while holding down the reset button, and it still didn't work. Basically all I can get is a network light that blinks sporadically and a horseshoe light that comes on and blinks sporadically from time to time. I am completely stuck, and I need help!