I have searched the forums and the technical support areas to understand if a solution exists for this issue.. Based on everything i have read and tired over the last several days, the problem sees to be on Sliing's end. Over the "curse" of the last two days, I have tried three routers, including a high end Gigabit rangemax router from Netgear, removed components from my systems such as a wireless bridge and my OOMA trying to narrow down the problem, maybe going through the setup procedure a hundred times or more. The interesting part of this is that when using the setup utility, the manual settings will bring up a suggested address which may or may not be different than what you manually put in there last time. Usually its 192.xxx.xxx.254 or 253 as some have references. I have been accomodating, sometimes using the suggested address, but the bottom line is that it won/t work after the poirt forwards, to that address in the routers I have tried or any other address I put in. I am running a westell modem on ATT dsl along with a dd-wrt router typically, but the sling wont work with any router, non dd-wrt or straight out of the box. The only ultimate thing I can think of doing is to buy a two wire router and see if the westell modem is somehow interfering. I am sure though if I took this over to a friends house using a cable set up that we would encounter the same problems! What I ultimately wanted to do was to sling my security video to sling mobile which was uner consideration of purchase, but technical support would not tell me even if the the sling finder service was working. If Sling in fact does read this, I would also like to point out that twhen one goes to the directory to see the disabled slingbox for internet viewing, there is a "placebo" button to removie it, but of course it wont do anything. The hope was by removing it, I could somehow trick the system in to taking another setup. And yes as many have reported, sling used to work for internet viewing but no longer does after doing the firmware upgrade and software upgrade. I think there should be a warning to people not to upgrade.I tired reverting back to 1.5 but it crashes saying the skins wont work, and I also tried installing the 2.0 software on a different computer running a different firewall system. In any event I disabled all the firewalls.
If anybody has any suggestions to enable remote viewing (my local lan viewing works fine), I welcome them. I tried to also set the IP address up as a demilitarized zone in the router and that did not work. The interesting thing though is my Sony Location Free Player works like a champ behind my router, But it does not have a mobile client and its video is much lower resolution than what I was able to get with Slingbox Classic.
I appreciate it, my greatest timewaster unfortunately, and I would have given up sooner but I dont like to be beat.