1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 19, 2010 11:40 PM by eferz RSS

    Slingbox shuts down immediately upon opening


      I am staying in a hotel, and using the hotel internet access on my MacBook Pro.   When I open the Sling player it looks as though it is opening normally, then shuts down.   I know the Slingbox is working, as I can access it using my Iphone on 3G.

        • Re: Slingbox shuts down immediately upon opening
          eferz Expert

          Sometimes, you have to deal with either the broadband provider or WiFi Hotspot either blocking the ports, throttling the bandwidth, or using them for their own nefarious purposes.  You can try to work around this by changing Slingbox's default service port of 5001 to something more common like port 80 (HTTP) or 443 (HTTPS).  If this is necessary, then you also need to change the port forwarding rules to match the new port number.