3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2014 11:36 AM by Drgjs RSS

    Solo Network issues!

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      I have had a Slingbox Solo for over a year. It is connected to Slingbox recommended WD Livewire network extender. The Solo drops out due to "network" problems, even though I upgraded to the highest internet speed available (50mbps and 5mbps) Any ideas?

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: Solo Network issues!
          speedy22 Newbie

          run the 35mins benchmark and change your DNS servers on your home router.

           

          https://www.grc.com/dns/Benchmark.htm

           

          https://www.grc.com/files/DNSBench.exe

           

          I was having issues and this brought about a more constant higher bandwidth connection to my slingbox 60miles away.

          • Re: Solo Network issues!
            hkbandi

            Try changing the quality setting in your slingplayer to "Better" instead of "Auto" and see if you still have network issues.

             

             

            I use slingbox to view tv in different rooms , so I have internet viewing disabled and yet I have netwrok issues when slingplayer is set to "Auto"

             

            Based on my troubleshooting, I feel that when the quality in slingplayer is set to Auto it will try to  optimize the streaming rate  and within one minute it reaches around 4 Mbps  and Slingbox solo starts having network problems and the network light starts blinking.

             

            If I change the quality setting to "Better" instead of "Auto" the streaming rate stays at 3 Mbps and there are no network issue. When I change the quality setting to "Best" I have the same issue once the rate reaches aroung 4 Mbps.

             

            Please try these tests, if you notice a similar behaviour,  it could be bug in the the latest firmware on the slingbox as I never had this issue in the past and this issue started only after I reset my device recently during when the firmware got updated.

             

            Note - When I replace slingbox solo with slingbox 500 there are no issues , even when I set the quality to "Auto" and I always get the "Best" streaming rate.

              • Re: Solo Network issues!
                Drgjs

                Thank you!  I am going to give that a try.

                 

                 

                 

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