I'm going to answer my own question. Maybe this will help someone else. I decided to pay support to resolve the issue only to find out that the slngbox I have has a known issue with sling and they are going to replace it. Its a slinbox 300hd , the red one which apparently has issue with the linksys router. My model is a WRT300n and I'm not sure if its only this one or if other routers have the same issue. They refunded my $30 and are sending a replacement.. Thats what you call customer service a rearety in today's service areas.
Unfornately shipping appears ro be an isse with digital river, since its already been 5 days and no news on when it will be shipped. I guess I spoke too soon for If I did not call for info I wouldstll be waiting . Sling apprently does not follow up and relies on digital which certainly has not not impressed me.