Thanks for reaching out to us here in our answers forum! I understand you're inquiring as to whether or not you can view from your laptop if the Slingbox is connected directly to the laptop. The short answer is no, as the Slingbox needs to be connected to a router and a cable box to stream the video over the internet. The video comes from your cable box, goes through the Slingbox, through your router and out to the internet, does that make sense?
Here is an article from our support page with more information about internet viewing:
Hope this clarifies!
The Sling Moderation Team