2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 12:41 AM by alanrichey42 RSS

    Slingplayer for Ipad speed issues


      I have a Slingbox PRO HD and use it on my PC over WIFI and I receive speeds 1400+kbps no problem. However over the same WIFI network I use the Slingplayer for Ipad app and have connection speed issues. When I look within the aspect I see 2 or 4 dots, indicating that I need to setup for internet viewing. However since I already use internet viewing through my PC I was under the impression it is already setup. is there additional setup that needs to be done for the Ipad App. Why would the speeds be reduced for the IPad compared to my PC.

        • Re: Slingplayer for Ipad speed issues

          You need to set up port forwarding for remote viewing on iPad but the iPad app don't work lol so just view it on the pc..  I have all my set up for iPad but when away and want to watch ya just can't get a picture.. Both my Internet connection are high but still can't watch anything..

          • Re: Slingplayer for Ipad speed issues
            alanrichey42 Master

            I have to admit I don't know the exact technical details, and my knowledge has simply come from reading this forum,  but I do know there are at least 2 different ways of sending/accessing the Sling stream.   Earlier systems just used the original method, which relied on full port forwarding, but after a lot of support issues Sling introduced a second method in the later hardware & software which didn't rely 100% on port forwarding.  As I understand it, unlike all the other viewing system, the iPad app uses only Method 2 and doesn't support Method 1, basically because of aspects of the iPad hardware.   The impact of that is that you cannot use the iPad app to view any Slingbox other than the Solo and the Pro-HD as earlier hardware (Classic, Pro, AV, Tuner..) do not support Method 2.  (Note the iPhone app does not suffer this limitation and can be run on the iPad in x2 mode).


            I don't know, but I guess you might get better performance using Method 1 with a PC/Laptop than Method 2 with the iPad ?