This should be a pretty easy "trick" to pull off. The quick answer is make the change on your Slingbox with the Setup Assistant (you're looking for the remote viewing settings) and don't forget to update the port forwarding rules in your router if you want to watch from outside your home network.
I'm more familiar with the Mac software (and it sounds like you run both), so I'll give some details from that perspective. You can certainly do this from Windows as well.
- In the Mac SlingPlayer, go to Window > Slingbox Directory (Apple-D).
- Select your Slingbox, and click on the Edit... button.
- At the top of the window that rolls down, select the Configuration tab:
- Click on Change Network Settings. The Setup Assistant will launch, prompting you to enter your Slingbox hardware admin password.
- On the next screen, there's a checkbox in the upper left corner to configure Remote Viewing. Make sure that's checked then click Continue:
- The next screen gives you three configuration options, choose Manual (Advanced) and click Continue.
- Enter the Static IP you would like, subnet mask and Router address. Click Continue.
- Finally, enter your port and finish up. Port 5001 is the default, but you can choose something else if you like. Probably best to leave it at 5001 unless you have a reason to change it:
That's it. Like I mentioned earlier, make sure the router's port forwarding rules reflect your changes here so you don't have any problems with remote viewing.
Hope this helps,
Does anyone know how to do this on a Windows machine? Windows options are not even close to the options described here.
To save time....I have already changed the IP and port in the setup window of the wizard and saved the changes but the Ip and port was changed by my router after. This is result tells me that I am doing something wrong or my Slingbox is malfunctioning.