I see you would like to know the difference between the Slingbox 350 and the Slingbox M2.
- Release date 2008.
- Setup process can only be done using a computer. (Ethernet cable from Slingbox to router and another Ethernet cable from router to computer) using Slingplayer for Desktop app.
- Ethernet cable must be connected at all times.
- Has a reset button.
Network Bandwidth Requirements
Minimum upload speed at the Slingbox location and download speed at the SlingPlayer location:
- HD viewing: 2.0 Mbps or higher where the Slingbox is installed
- SD viewing: 600 Kbps or higher where the Slingbox is installed
- Mobile viewing: 250 Kbps or higher
- Release date 2015.
- Setup process can be done via Wi-Fi using a phone, tablet, (android tablets not supported) or computer.
- Setup process can be done via Ethernet following the same setup process as the Slingbox 350.
- Does not have a reset button. (In order to perform a hard reset you would have use a paper clip and insert it in the Reset port)
Network Bandwidth Requirements
Minimum upload and download speeds:
- HD viewing:
- 2.0 Mbps or higher upload speed where the Slingbox is installed
- 2.0 Mbps or higher download speed where SlingPlayer is being used on a computer
- SD viewing:
- 600 Kbps or higher upload speed where the Slingbox is installed
- 600 Kbps or higher download speed where the SlingPlayer is being used on a computer
- Mobile viewing: 250 Kbps or higher download speed where the device with SlingPlayer is being used
Hope this helps.
Sorry to bug you but I would like to take advantage of the sale you have going on, so could you let me know if the resolution or the functionality is improved from the 350 to the M2, and does the M2 need constant Ethernet to work?
>What is different between a Slingbox 350 and an M2?
>reply from SlingSupportHidy in Steve Berlin - View the full discussion
>I see you would like to know the difference between the Slingbox 350 and
>the Slingbox M2.
>Release date 2008.
>Setup process can only be done using a computer. (Ethernet cable from
>Slingbox to router and another Ethernet cable from router to computer)
>using Slingplayer for Desktop app.
>Ethernet cable must be connected at all times.
>Has a reset button.
>Network Bandwidth Requirements
>Minimum upload speed at the Slingbox location and download speed at the
>HD viewing: 2.0 Mbps or higher where the Slingbox is installed
>SD viewing: 600 Kbps or higher where the Slingbox is installed
>Mobile viewing: 250 Kbps or higher
thank you for your interest in purchasing a Slingbox once again.
The answer to your question is no, the Slingbox M2 does not require to have an Ethernet cable connected at all times if you decide to have it setup using Wi-Fi.
In terms of streaming, the Slignbox 350 and Slingbox M2 offer identical experiences. They both have the ability to stream in full HD resolution up to 1920 x 1080.
The answer is yes,
connecting a Slingbox directly to a router with a wired ethernet connection offers the most consistent, highest-quality video experience, the vast majority of customers who don't have wired ethernet nearby will use Wi-Fi.
If the router is in a different room than the TV and Slingbox, and Wi-Fi is not an option, we recommend third-party powerline ethernet adapters (sold separately), such as the NETGEAR Powerline products. Powerline ethernet adapters use your home’s existing electrical wiring to transmit the ethernet signal.
Note: For streaming in HD, it is recommended to use a HomePlug AV (or faster) device. These devices provide higher bandwidth than the original HomePlug specification.
I am having major issues connecting to my 350 since changing to an Xfinity X-1. I cannot connect ever except on my home network so it becomes an issue to troubleshoot. Is there a known issue with those boxes? And would upgrading to a newer box solve these issues? I am connected thru the Belkin Router that turns the home electric grid into a Ethernet connector, and then the 350 is connected thru the RBG connector.
I have a 350 and I am wondering if there's a substantive difference between them. My setup currently has a kludge to connect the Ethernet connection so I would love to lose that and use wifi only but it looks like I still need the Ethernet hardwire. All help appreciated!