Hi drbrown1212 -
Great question. There are a couple of possibilities for you, depending on your setup. Generally speaking:
- You need a Slingbox PRO-HD or Slingbox SOLO.
- Also you need a player on your iPad, either SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad or possibly the Dish Remote Access application (both available from the iTunes Store).
Now, if you are a DISH subscriber with a ViP®922 SlingLoaded™ DVR receiver, you don't need a Slingbox, so you could skip step 1. But for help with that hardware, you'll have to talk to the folks at DISH, of course.
Here's more info on these options and how they work with SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad - we hope this helps! You can always call us too if you have more questions.
Oh - I missed the bit about your router not being close to your A/V gear. That's not a dealbreaker, fortunately.
One potential solution for that challenge is to pick up some SlingLinks. Just check that page for more info!
The Sling Media Support Team