2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2013 10:48 AM by Tyler.Sling RSS

    Can you change the port on a Slingbox 500?


      Port 5201 is blocked at work. Slingbox works perfectly anywhere but at work. I want to change the port, but I'm not sure if you can do this on a Sligbox 500.





        • Re: Can you change the port on a Slingbox 500?
          test350 Novice

          Sorry that I don't know how to change the port, but the Slingplayer should automatically establish a "Relay" connection, as long as both ends can open outbound HTTP / HTTPS.  If that's not working, the firewall may be imposing restrictions other than just blocking ports.


          If Relay does work but the performance is poor:


          Many routers can forward an external port to a different internal port.  For example, forward external TCP port 443 to your Slingbox port 5201.  443 is used for HTTPS and likely open from work.  Then, using the desktop player (from another location), add an entry to your Slingbox directory that specifies the public IP address or dynamic DNS name of the Slingbox and port 443.  You should now be able to connect from work to that "new" Slingbox.

          • Re: Can you change the port on a Slingbox 500?
            Tyler.Sling Novice

            Hello ACC5195968,


            Thanks for posting in the forums! That's a great question. There is not a way, that I know of, to change the port that the Slingbox is using. It does this automatically.


            You could try setting up a proxy, as the issue is most likely not related to the port the Slingbox is using.


            Below is a link to an article that explains how to do so:



            Hope this helps!


            Kind regards,

            The Sling Moderation Team