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I can't connect to my slingbox remotely by any means, but i know it is powered on, and connected to my router as the router reports the address. The sling box was working a month ago, but on its own ceased to function. I have exhausted all options aside from physically visiting the house (which is not possible at this time).
Also, the original port number I set it up with (5002) has been magically changed to 5114 for no apparent reason, though the IP address and other settings seems normal. The Sling website reports these settings, I can't tell directly since I cannot connect with the slingbox set up assistant.
I have a second box at home so I am well acquianted with settings and such, so there is no user error. Currently I am using my older sling pro. The one that is not working is sling HD.
In any event, like my routers, I would like to see additional means to enter the sling box, to do simple things, or even complex things. I suggest a simple telnet interface added to the firmware software. For example here are some things I'd like to be able to do:
2) reset to factory
3) query network settings
4) manually configure network settings
Any one of these things would restore connectivity for me, but I don't know if it is possilbe to do any of them outside of the slingbox assistant.
if there is another alternative for some other backdoor, I would liek that too if it can accomplish the same things.
I can log on to a local PC host on my remote lan and query the slingbox, but currently the slingbox software doesn't find it on my network, even though my router reports it is connected. A simple telnet interface onthe LAN side would enable me to reset/reboot as needed without being present.