Slingplayer Setup

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I setup Slingplayer Classic on my home network and it works fine. However, when I try to setup my router to receive my laptop from a remote location, the setup is unsuccessful. I am using a Belkin F5D8231-4 Router and set it to open port 5001. Win Vista and Norton Firewalls are off. Any ideas? Thanks, Frankef
Question by:Frankef
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    Accepted Solution

    Method 1:

    The "Router Configuration" page on the Slingbox lets you setup the solution as UPnP (which means your router must support UPnP and be enabled).

    Method 2: -- your description seems to apply to Method 2

    If you're "opening" a port  (which I assume you mean Port Forwarding) you must be using the Manual setup, and NOT the UPnP approach. In this case, you have to setup  your Slingbox with a FIXED IP address inside your LAN (e.g. 192.168.1.xx) and then setup your router Port Forwarding to forward the port (default 5001) to the LAN address you setup as the fixed address of your slingbox.

    You can select both the local IP address AND the Port to use, and whatever you setup for the Slingbox has to be forwarded by the router, forwarding incoming packets to that same Port and IP address.

    I hope this helps.



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    I tried both methods and neither worked. I am still trying to find a solution. Thanks

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