I am trying to hook up my new Slingbox Solo to a Netgear GS116 Gigabite switch. Also hooked up to the switch is a D-link DIR-655 wireless router. When the slingbox is connected to the switch, the network light blinks and is not recognized by the computer. However, if I hook up the slingbox directly to my router the network light stays solid and the computer recognizes the slingbox. Why? My router is in in another room from the slingbox, so I really want to run the slingbox through the switch. Can this be done?
Keep in mind that only the router will provide the IP address the Slingbox needs to reach Internet access. If you are not getting the network connectivity using the bridge, you will need to use either the SlingLinks or hook up the Slingbox directly into the router.