Welcome o chaim,
Thank you for posting on the Slingbox answer forum. With you being inside of the home, that Mobile device will connect to our servers over the Internet first and than will connect to the Slingbox over a local network. I will post a few articles that you can look over that will explain how this works.
Hope this helps,
Sling Moderation Team
Thanks for the response.
I'm sorry I didn't pose my question clearly.
I was actually asking about accessing the slingbox through a non-mobile, desktop computer from home. Does that access the slingbox directly through the network, bypassing the use of the slingbox server? Or does the slingplayer on the desktop at home still go through the slingbox server, the same way slingplayer on a mobile device would?
hi dhc0329 and alanrichey42,
Just to clarify, if:
• Your Slingbox and A/V device (whatever is attached to Slingbox) have been previously configured (which requires Internet)
• You are using your Slingbox and device (such as an iPhone) on the LAN/home WiFi
After the SlingPlayer application authenticates with your Sling Account and connects to your Slingbox, then at that point you would not be using data.
Example: You are at home, streaming to your iPhone on the same LAN as your Slingbox (same WiFi connection).
Let me know if this is the use case you are wondering about.
Any use outside of home LAN (remote) would require broadband Internet and utilize data.
This can be a confusing subject, and we are going to build a reference guide to better define data use in different scenarios.