I have had a Slingbox for over 2 years now and have figured out how to set it up for the past 2 years, between linksys routers on a cable modemn, directly through a dsl modem/router combo, linksys router on a cable modem bridged to a wireless ethernet bridge and through the dsl modem/router bridged wirelessly through an ethernet bridge.
However my latest configuration has me stumped. I have been playing with it since Christmas, and now I am asking for help, b/c every idea I have had has failed. Currently I have DSL with a Westell Versalink 327W modem/wireless router. For Christmas, I got a new Linksys E3000 wireless router for the dual band N connectivity that would hopefully improve viewing over the internet. This new router is plugged into one of the 4 ethernet ports on the Versalink. Since my TV is no where near my phone jack/modem, I have been connecting the slingbox through D Link's DAP 1522 wireless bridge. The wireless bridge is connected to the LinksysE3000 to take advantage of the N wireless transfer rates.
So here is where I stand. I have everything connected to the internet. The DSL line is plugged into the Versalink. Through advanced settings I have the wireless turned off on the Versalink in order to not interfere with the LinksysE3000. Everything wireless in my home is connected to the LinksysE3000, with no problems other than with my slingbox. The DLink DAP 1522 is connected to the LinksysE3000. I know that this is working properly because I also have a desktop that is connected to the DAP 1522 that is connected to the internet through the bridge. If anyone knows the optimum settings or the changes that I need to make, please let me know.
I think I know what my problem is. The Versalink's default IP is 192.168.1.254. The LinksysE3000 is 192.168.0.1. To connect to the Linksys, the DAP 1522 is set at 192.168.0.50. When looking at advanced settings, the Versalink only sees the Linksys is the only thing that shows up as connected to the internet, and its IP address on the Versalink is 192.168.1.97. I have already setup port forwarding on the versalink, however since the new Linksys Router is all that shows up on the Verslink's home network tab in advanced settings, the slingbox isn't being discovered for online viewing, or even for intranet viewing. If anyone knows how to configure any of the above in order to make all of this work, please, I am all ears on how to make this work.
FWIW, I have already tried using the slingbox.com internet setup. The tool cannot find my slingbox, even though my slingbox has the network light on solid, not blinking.
Thanks in advance for whatever brilliant solution someone has for me.
(PS I really don't want to have to setup my entire wireless network and everything, which includes double digit devices, using static IPs. The computer illiterate users that also use my wireless will not understand, and I really don't want to put the time into it. I'm really hoping for an easy solution.)