I have been extremely pleased with Slingbox in the year or so I have had it and have been able to enjoy all my DVR recorded shows while on vacation in both Florida and southern California......that is, until my last trip to SoCal!
Periodically I would lose my sling player connection repeatedly...like every 4 minutes or so. But strangely, I get a message that someone else is using my connection....do I want to disconnect them? I say yes, connect, and then all is fine for three to four minutes and then it repeats. Not always, sometimes I just lose the connection and have to reconnect. But the message about someone else using my connection is concerning.....do you suppose it's possible? Or might I get that message for another reason upon losing the current connection? I have seen that message before but only for legitimate reasons when I change devices...such as from my tv and western digital media player to my iPad without disconnecting. Also, I seem to find this problem more when I know my home network is not working at its peak....I also notice that when this occurs I frequently can't remotely log into my home security cameras indicating there may be a problem with my home network. Maybe. But why is it telling me someone else is using my slingbox connection? Could it be that when I lose the connection, part of it thinks I'm still connected...so, when I try to reconnect it sees someone there already (me!) and gives me that message? Any suggestions? Has anyone else seen this? Additionally, I seem to have far more trouble maintaining a decent connection using my western digital media player than my iPad which seems to run like a champ. Yet, I really want to direct my slingplayer to my hd TV...not my iPad, so I can watch in full HD. What is the best sling enabled receiver/player for this application? Btw, I do have wired, gigabit connections on both ends. But, it is difficult to know where to look. Could I have latency problems at home? Or, in SoCal? Is it a problem with WD media player? (as it seems to stream fine to my iPad). Or, could someone else actually be using my connection and we are fighting back and forth to have control of it? Has anyone else had this problem? Did it get resolved? Thanks