I am comfortable and can make manual changes into my WNDR3700 -- in fact have slready reserved and set specific IP address for Slingbox
As long as you know the IP address that your Slingbox is using, this should be a piece of cake. From page 5-17 in your router's manual (pg. 89 in the PDF)...
(Click to Enlarge)
Service name: Whatever you like
Starting Port: 5001
Ending Port: 5001
Server IP Address: The IP address your Slingbox is using
Click Apply and that should be it.
For your reference, I've attached a PDF copy of your router's manual.
Hope this helps,
WNDR3700_UM_16OCT2009.pdf 3.3 MB
First of all I have to give azsac huge respect for the quality and time they put in on the posts they make. I would say 99.95 of the time they nail the issue. On this topic they have nailed it once again. I would like to add that best practice is to configure the sling as a static ip or entrust upnp to configure the sling.
This router did not configure the sling correctly, if upnp is enabled you shouldn't need a port forward setting. Not all upnp enabled routers are equal. During the sling set up you must select configure manually. Making the router changes and not "forcing" a manual set up will work and get you trough the setup assistant. It will, in time, cause you fustration.
Wow, thanks for such a quick, concise, accurate answer.
I had already browsed the manual and also browsed all the router pages but realized that I didn't know what to set nor what the settings should be. (I browsed the slingbox info but couldn't find this info).
I assume from both responses that it wouldn't hurt to apply both.
I set the custom "5001" port setting on your referenced router tab and used my internal Slingbox IP address (previously reserved and set for the Slingbox MAC)
I checked the uPnP setting and it was already turned on in the router.
I ran a check from "within" my network and all still worked, TV viewing fine via the PC app.
I will be going to a friends house this afternoon to verify that remote access/viewing is working correctly. WIll let you know the results.
Thank you very much for the help.--Terry