Hi I have had my slingbox HD for several years since they came out. I didnt have any problems until one day I noticed a sling solo (red box) was broadcasting near my home. There was no problem until one day. I couldnt connect and I noticed it kept asking me for a different sling name. I had to hard reset to get rid of the other password and ID. It worked temp, but now I have to reset my slingbox everytime I want to use it because the other person's ID is usually attached, and its just aggrevating.
I suspect this neighbor has my slingID, since I bought it years ago, I dont think there was much network security & initially I was using the software slingplayer (standalone), but now you have to use the internet, but now this person has my ID. If i leave my network off, but am not home. I notice it goes back to this ACC45043's Slingbox name <== which is not mine. I am sure this my slind ID I had it written down since day one. ONe night me and the other user battled back and forth. he kept swiping my sling and I keep doing hard resets and taking it back, he must have gotten my password too, so i changed that I was so mad that time I disconnected for 3 months, but they probably go back to their own slingID. it happens mosty when i'm not home and my network is off and the sling is idle. I'll come home and see that it is hijaked again. I dont know how this person can do it. but like I said I have a hard time watching my slingbox, since I almost always have to hard reset it everytime I want to watch it.
If thers sling people reading, is there anyway you can check the ID if I gave it to you against the account name given and find out. WHO it is, so we can ask them to STOP. My guess its deliberate, or they are using my ID# dont know theres and we keep crossing slings. Or is there any way I can get a new slind ID # so i can lock it down? p.s. I have a home network mac secured, with PCs & macs connected. HD sling is downstairs, slink links attached to network & router upstairs and i usualy sling wireless. I was worried when I bought my Sling that their might be an unsecured issue with them, I wonder if this is how my sling was hijacked.
any advice out there? Im watching it now, hard reset and re programmed, but im sure tomorrow will be another story.