hi there STEG1970,read through your post and everything would suggest there should be no problem with your set up,i am no expert only recently got up and running with my SOLO, did you have any problems with the port forwarding section because most hiccups seem to be involved getting that right like the right port in your router and the correct id numbers in your account,hope you get it sorted because slingbox are great fun. ROY
Having similar problems myself... Bought a slingbox SOLO yesterday and am having all sorts of problems with setting it up but not sure how to tell if it's a faulty unit or not?
When I first plugged everything in and went to set it up through slingbox.com it recognized my SOLO. Then it asked if i wanted to update the firmware so I agreed to let it do that. After that it began it's restart phase but everytime when I try to run though the online setup process it brings up the "Local Slingbox not detected…" page and tells me to check connections which I've done countless times. It won't find it at all. I've restarted the router and SOLO several times but with no luck. The Network and power light are on most of the time but every minute or so the sling light and network light begin to flash then settle down again.
Anybody know what might be going on here because i'm ready to go and get my money back today!