I have a Slingbox Solo that has worked without fail for over a year . I have been able to use it all over my house on our multiple laptops, all over the country on my laptop while I travel for business and on my iphone while I am sitting in airports and hotel lobbies.
I am addicted to my Slingbox. I love it . But......
This week, my Slingbox Solo started acting strange . My husband came to me and said he was unable to connect with his laptop and asked if my iphone would connect. I tried it and I was able to connect, for about 15-20 seconds and then it lost the connection. Not having the time to play with it at the moment, I put my troubleshooting off until this evening when I tried again. This time from my desktop computer. Again, Slingplayer connected for about 15-20 seconds and then the lost connection message popped up. Since my desktop sits next to my Slingbox, I was able to notice that my network connection light stays solid until Slingplayer attempts a connection to the box, then it goes out and the connection message pops up on the computer. After I close out Slingplayer, the network light comes back on .
I tried unplugging network cables, plugging them back in, removing power, powering back up, no difference, nada.
I tried a hard reset, figuring I could set the box up again. Once I had the stable network connection, I hit the reset button, the box did its thing and then I started working through the setup assistant. When I got to the name your slingbox and enter the password screen, boom - network light out, connection lost screen telling me to close out. Then network light blinks and comes back on a nice solid red.
I checked my network status on my router and the Slingbox is definitely connected when the network light is lit. It is almost as if when I ask the Slingbox to do something through the Slingplayer software, something overheats and shuts down the network connection...is that even possible?
I would love to figure out what is going on with the crazy Slingbox and restore it to its former glory. Can anyone help me ? I really don't want to pay for technical support if the response is that I need to go purchase another Slingbox because this one is toasted from a year's worth of use !
Slingless in San Antonio