There are only a few requirements that we would need for the Slingbox to work properly with a router. The Slingbox requires a router that has DHCP capability, and a router that you can enable UPnP on. If your router does not offer UPNP, you may need to setup port forwarding for the Slingbox. The links directly below will explain what you need to use the Slingbox, and how to setup port forwarding:
- Slingbox.com - What you need for your Slingbox setup
- Slingbox.com - What's port forwarding/port mapping?
When getting a new router, you are required to reset the Slingbox. When resetting the Slingbox, you will want to watch the network light on the front of the unit. This will let you know when the Slingbox has been reset. When the Slingbox has been reset, the network light should blink twice within 1 second of each other. The article below will explain further on how to reset the Slingbox:
If the Slingbox is not resetting, you may want to look into getting a new power supply for the Slingbox. Below is a link that I would like you to look at that refers to when the Slingbox does not reset. Also, below is a link to our accessories page, where you can purchase a new power supply from:
- Slingbox.com - Slingbox won't connect; won't reset; all lights on but network
- Slingbox.com - Buy Slingbox Accessories
Hope this helps!
My router has DHCP capability and has UPnP turned on.
I have reset the Slingbox a number of times. What isn’t clear from the instructions when getting a new router is, should the Slingbox be plugged into the new router when you do the reset or the old one or neither one. I will try all 3 again. I will then reboot the router.
I did get a new power supply and wasted that money, as it wasn’t the issue.
It would be more helpful if you can specifically answer on the use of the Linksys LRT214. Has that been an issue? Is there specific configuration instructions for that model somewhere?
I recently upgraded my router from a Linksys RVS 4000 to an LRT214. The Slingbox used to work perfectly fine with the RVS4000. When I plugged it into the LRT214, it wouldn't pick up an address. I had both Routers setup to assign a static IP to the Slingbox. It was10.10.10.95 in both cases (both routers weren't on at the same time). I configured port forwarding the same on each router (or as same as the interface would allow). I thought it was the power supply, so I wasted money buying a new one from Slingbox. Same results, won't get IP from LRT 214.
I then tried a Factory Reset (about 6 times). Same issues.
Any ideas on what to try next? Or can anyone confirm that the Slingbox won't work with an LRT214?