I'd like to thank you for using our Answers Forum to get in touch with us. If I am understanding you correctly, you are trying to setup the Slingbox via the SlingPlayer App for the iPad. Unfortunately, at this time, it is impossible to setup a Slingbox via the SlingPlayer App for any device. In order to setup the Slingbox, you will need to navigate to Newwatch.Slingbox.com (if it is a Slingbox 350 or 500) or Setup.Slingbox.com (for all older Slingbox models) on a PC or Mac that is on the same network as the Slingbox itself.
If you have any issues setting up the Slingbox from your PC or Mac, check out this article:
Hope this helps!
Sling Media Forum Moderation Team