1 Reply Latest reply: May 29, 2013 8:40 PM by OvCollyer RSS

    Slingbox Network Speeds? - Please help - Urgent

    ShagwellSling

      Hi,

      I have been searching the net and i cant find any answers. I have also tried calling the support number (in australia) and it keeps saying its invalid. So this is my last try before giving up.

       

      I have set up a slingbox solo connected to foxtel here in australia to stream cricket to my father based in thailand. He is now getting a interent connection set up for his place in thailand and we are not sure what speeds we need to get, obviously the faster the better, but the faster is also a very big jump in price. I just want to know what speeds from your all experiences will do the job. Here are the options:

       

      SILVER PACKAGE

      20mbps/3mbps

      30mbps/5mbps

      40mbps/5mbps


      GOLD PACKAGE

      30mbps/5mbps

      40mbps/7mbps

      50mbps/10mbps

       

      Thanks alot in advance.

      Graeme

        • Re: Slingbox Network Speeds? - Please help - Urgent
          OvCollyer Apprentice

          Ok, you don't need more than a couple of Mbps for streaming from a Solo so you can go for the cheapest.

           

          Even the HD Slingboxes don't use more than 8mbps so your 20/3 package should be fine.

           

          However, watch out for any data usage limits. Some ISPs will slow the connection down when you hit a certain usage in a month but these should be clearly advertised.

           

          Let's say you were streaming at 2mbits/s, that's 120mbits/min or 7200mbits/hour or 900MB, so nearly 1GB each hour. So if you had a cap of 50GB per month then your Dad would be able to watch 50 hours per month before hitting the limit (that's if he didn't use the Internet connection for anything else too!)