I recently bought a SlingBox 500 and everything migically started working without any firewall setup. I thought my router had UPNP but it did not. I use Verizon FIOS and apparently, UPNP is disabled as I cannot see it in the router setup.
Additionally, I don't see any out-bound traffic from my client machine to my home machine, where slignbox is running. So my question is how is it doing it? Is the traffic going through Slingbox's server? If yes, how can I prevent that?
I see some HTTPS connections to AkamaiTechnologies.com on the client's end. Does this mean my home traffic is first going to Akamai and then coming to the client machine?