2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2010 8:08 PM by eferz RSS

    Sling Accounts: Resources and troubleshooting


      Here is a thread for users who would like to try alternative methods of adding Slingboxes to the Slingbox Directory, or troubleshoot issues.


      This isn't a comprehensive list, and not everyone will find a fix here, but hopefully these articles may help a few customers get their Slingbox setup back to normal:


      The Network light on my Slingbox is blinking. What does this mean?


      Internet Viewing suddenly stopped working after working fine for years


      Adding a Slingbox using a domain name/router IP address


      Adding an Internet Slingbox to your Slingbox Directory


      Using a static (fixed) IP address with your Slingbox (SlingPlayer for Mac OS)


      How to find the local (LAN) IP address for your Slingbox


      Using the SlingPlayer Behind a Company Firewall


      SlingPlayer Mobile may not be able to connect to a local Slingbox via Wi-Fi


      If you come across specific resources or fixes that worked for you, feel free to add links or details here.



      The Sling Support Team

        • Re: Sling Accounts: Resources and troubleshooting
          huliganchik Newbie

          what I also would like to add is that it is still be possible to use your dynamic IP to find slingbox.


          There is a number of DynamicDNS providers that do that for free with www.dyndns.com being one of them. This method requires a client or a service running on your PC which will constantly update IP assigned by your ISP which can be resolved to let's say yourname.dyndns.org and this is what you use when adding slingbox to slingbox directory. They provide a lot of different domain names so you just pick the one you find easier to remember. This however means your PC must be on at all times.


          Another option to avoid having PC at all times is if your router supports it as a lot of them do. This way the router will update dynamic dns provider and you don't need anything running on your PC. For example Verizon FiOS ActionTec, Netgears and I believe D-link support dyndns.com

            • Re: Sling Accounts: Resources and troubleshooting
              eferz Expert

              Some routers don't like bouncing the connections from the private network to the public interface back to the private network.  So, It's a good idea to also add a Slingbox Directory entry with the Private IP address and port number.  This way you'll have a point to point connection while you're on the same subnet as the Slingbox.