3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2014 8:22 PM by hobogeneral RSS

    Slingbox and local network

    BillJoe

      I have slinbox 350. For connecting to slingbox from internet, I understand that there will upload usage for the network where slinbox is connected and download charge for the device which is playing the sling player.

       

      My question is about when using slingbox player on the local network. Ex. when slingbox and slinbox player on ipad is connected to same home network. In this scenario  will there be an upload/download internet usage invoved. Currently to play slingbox 350, you need to go to website, login and play. So I am not sure if the player is intelligent enough to route all the traffic locally or it still goes to some slingbox servers.

       

      Thanks.

        • Re: Slingbox and local network
          Rob517

          I asked a similar question because I was worried that if I was using the Slingbox on my local network and wanted to also surf the web on another device, that it would be slow due to the Slingbox hogging the bandwidth.  What I was told is that the Slingbox is smart enough to stream over the "local" network after the initial "handshake" between the router and Slingbox.  I don't know the details of how this works but that was the answer I was given.  I use Comcast and use thier wireless gateway, not a separate modem and router if that makes any difference?  Maybe someone else will chime in with more details.

           

          Rob

          Michigan

            • Re: Slingbox and local network
              BillJoe

              Rob,

              I too hope that it is true that slinbox does stream locally when the player is connected locally, but not confirmed by support. I got slingbox 350 last week and currently access it locally as well as remotely. Even though my ISP does provide daily usage and so i am not sure how much usage is from local sling player.

               

              One day i will try not to access from outside and locally only to find out net usage and will update.

               

              Thanks.

                • Re: Slingbox and local network
                  hobogeneral

                  Hi,

                   

                  The Slingbox 350 does stream locally when able, however Slingbox support won't really help you determine if you are correctly using the LAN. So, you're sort of on your own. I just bumped a thread where I was having an issue forcing LAN streaming.

                   

                  However, you should be able to determine based on quality of the stream whether or not the data is being sent locally.