After not being able to connect to my slingbox away from home, I checked it at home. I went through the setup for internet viewing, did it manually:
- Input the IP that my router assigned it, 192.168.2.3
- Input the port, 5001, that is set up on my router for port forwarding, which is assigned to above said IP address
- Input the gateway, subnet
I clicked "next" and I got this:
|Ready for Internet Viewing|
|You are now all set to watch TV on your Slingbox from anywhere.|
|To make changes to your Internet Viewing settings, click on Internet Viewing advanced settings.|
But then I go back, and see that my slingbox is only available for LAN viewing. The internet option is grayed out. I also tried the old slingbox program to configure it, and it seems to configure that way too, but again only works over LAN. I don't have a new router, ISP, computer, or software. I changed nothing, and I'm wondering if the slingbox AV is no longer supported for internet streaming.
Anybody still using these? Mine's 5 years old, but it's been a champ. It stills seems to function, which is why I think Sling Media has changed something so it won't work any longer. I'd even be willing to pay the $30 if I knew it would start working. I don't want to shell it out though if I end up needing to buy new hardware.
Any insight would be appreciated.