1. chisam14#AC's Avatar
    I recently purchased the slingbox app for my Inc but haven't had any luck connecting. I can watch it fine from my pc (on my LAN or any other internet connection). When I login and click on my slingbox it goes through the connection process and fails. Sb support said to enable port forwarding on my router but I can't see this helping any since it works fine on the pc. Please help, don't wanna be out 30 bucks
    09-23-2010 01:54 PM
  2. droid man to the rescue's Avatar
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    09-23-2010 02:15 PM
  3. CliffD5's Avatar
    If you want to access the slingbox from outside your LAN (i.e. the Internet) you will need to have the necessary ports open. For my slingbox classic it is 5001/tcp so I am sure it would be the same for you. So basically you want to forward port 5001 to your slingbox's static IP. If you have a dynamic public IP, I would recommend setting up a dynamic DNS hostname through a service such dyndns.org.
    09-23-2010 02:58 PM
  4. chisam14#AC's Avatar
    I'll try that but it's viewable on a pc no matter what connection I am on, LAN or not. Why would my phone be any different?
    09-23-2010 03:53 PM
  5. CliffD5's Avatar
    I'll try that but it's viewable on a pc no matter what connection I am on, LAN or not. Why would my phone be any different?
    I would think that to hit your slingbox behind your firewall/router on your LAN from the internet, you would have to have the necessary ports statically open or use UPnP which will open the ports on demand.
    09-23-2010 05:25 PM
  6. anon(3653)'s Avatar
    Have you been able to access it with your PC away from home?
    09-23-2010 08:19 PM
  7. chisam14#AC's Avatar
    Yes. I can access it anywhere on any internet connection. I have accessed it at home, work, out-of-state, no problem. Just can't connect from my phone.
    09-23-2010 10:05 PM
  8. levelm's Avatar
    Check to see if your slingbox has a firmware update. If not check to make sure you've enabled port forwarding for ports 5001 on your router. Also make sure to check that the ip of your slingbox is correct. Sucks man, I hope you figure it out.
    09-23-2010 10:19 PM
  9. volwrath's Avatar
    Also you have to have an account at slingmedia.com with the slingbox hooked up to it. It used to be you could simply enter the ip address, but I think the android app doesnt allow you to hit such settings
    09-24-2010 07:24 AM
  10. chisam14#AC's Avatar
    Thanks guys I got it fixed. Just did an uninstall and reinstall. Simple fix but it works
    09-24-2010 07:25 AM
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