3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 4, 2010 6:28 PM by eferz RSS

    Windows 7 Starter, at home, wifi, can no connect

    dopey5007

      I have two windows 7 starter netbooks.  Both of them can not connect to the slingbox via the windows slingplayer software when connected to my network via wifi.  If I disable the wifi and hard wire the netbooks to the network they can connect to the slingbox just fine.  When on wifi they see the slingbox in the directory.  I have a windows xp laptop that can connect to the slingbox just fine via wifi.  So I suspect there is something in windows 7 that is not allowing me to connect via wifi.  I have disabled all firewalls etc. and still no go.  I am new to windows 7.

        • Re: Windows 7 Starter, at home, wifi, can no connect
          eferz Expert

          Are you sure your WiFi connection is bridged to the same network as your Slingbox?

           

          As a test, I recommend getting the IP address of your Slingbox.  While "hardwired" into your network, bring up the Slingbox Application on the command bar, select Help | About Slingbox <model> (Alt +E) | Information Tab.  There in the Lan subsection, you'll find the IP address assigned to your Slingbox.  Write that number down, then open a command prompt (Start | Accessories | Command Prompt).  Now "ping <Slingbox IP address>"  You should see information information about the connectivity.  Now, disconnect the hard wire and setup the laptio for WiFi access.  Go back to the Command Prompt and perform the same ping test and see if you get the same results or different.