Updated Slingplayer on Windows to 126.96.36.1992.
It worked for a brief time. But I closed the app and restarted it and now I can't access the slingbox via this player.
the iPhone4 app works fine though, so I know I don't have a home network issue at my slingbox location or my apartment here in Hong Kong. Its something with the player. I have tried several other computers at various locations thru-out the city and always get the same issue with the Windows player. One had no firewall support at all, so that is not the issue.
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Here is the SB info
A/V Input: Coax - Basic Cable
Name Marshall Slingbox
Product signature 8
Hardware version 1.0.0
IR Blaster version 5
Firmware version 2.1.80
Firmware release date 11/16/2010
IP Type Static
IP Address 192.168.1.51
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Gateway IP 192.168.1.1
Last Conflicted IP [empty]
UPNP IGD Router IP 192.168.1.1
UPNP IGD Router Port 2869
UPNP URI /upnp/control/WANIPConn1
WAN Access? Yes
Remote Configuration? Yes
Sling Server IP 188.8.131.52
Sling Server Port 5678
Registration Period 300
The slingbox tech support team had me change my sliingbox port to 443. However, this has not solved the problem in Hong Kong. The tech support team was able to connect to slingbox with no issues in the US.
I really wish that slingbox would help to really solve the issue.
It seems that Hong Kong or China is blocking access to content from the US.
Slingbox team please advise on this situation.
After spending about 2 hours on the phone with paid tech support (Archie), he was able to access my home network via my wifes's help.
We did a 20 second reset on the SB. Reran setup assistant.
He then changed my port address to 8080 and set my home router MTU to 1462.
This resolved my problems.
I suggested that we downlevel the firmware updgrade, but this was not an option that Slingmedia wanted to do.
I wish I had known about the downgrade option. I wanted to "test" that to demonstrate to Slingmedia that this firmware level was the culprit.
But I really appreciated Archie's help - I am now running on all 3 player options: 1. Windows Player, 2. Browser player, 3. iPhone4.
same exact issue here...I can watch my slingbox HD throuh my phone (android), but connection fails on my pc while optimizing....I haven't done any SB upgrades, so not sure what happened.....
I don't have time to call Sling...it would be nice if they post a quick Tips and Tricks...OR a new quick software updates....
anyway....VERY ANNOYING...I had slingbox for 4 years and I can't get a reliable services...every couple of months there is always something.....and usually when I am abroad and I want to use it!