When I put the new router, Slingbox does not work. The place where some people run into trouble is the router configuration. And - as always - there are ways to do it that are good, there are ways that are better, and there are ways that are best. There are several types of Slingbox ranging from the Classic to the Slingbox 500, which is the latest offering from Sling Media. How much longer are they going to continue to work, seeing as they are not ever going to be updated anymore? I have heard that Arris is made by Motorola so I have tried about 20 different models and none worked.
We just use the supplied Ethernet cable to connect the Slingbox Ethernet port to the Ethernet jack on the wall or router. It lacks those additional bells and whistles of its step-up sibling, but it focuses on its core competency -- streaming high-def video to any location -- and it does so in flawless fashion. Sling has invested a lot of time and effort through the years streamlining the setup, and it shows. It's a question you shouldn't feel embarrassed to ask! So, the big question is which box should you get and is it worth it to stop up to the 500 model? Can anyone confirm or offer a fix? Once the device powers up, it will be accessible on any device once the SlingPlayer software is installed. Recently got a new main cablebox from Comcast. That model is not listed as an option on the Slingbox Setup.
In case you don't know what Slingbox does, it allows you to stream video from a video source such as a cable box or a satellite box or any video source and stream that remotely to a tablet, smartphone, laptop. Which product are you looking for support on today? Here we will discuss how the Slingbox works and its compatibility with other devices. It needs a set top box receiver in order for it to stream contents. It can sling content to only one device at a time. Here, will discuss how the Slingbox works with some commonly used devices.
This is a great device for people who are always on the move or away from home. Photo courtesy If we had no available outputs on our cable box, we could use the Slingbox as a pass-through, connecting the cable jack to the Slingbox input and the Slingbox output to the cable box. Opinions from colleagues differed; some agreed with my take, others thought it was cool. A red light in the 'n' shape will indicate that it's working and will connect to your Wi-Fi network. Photo courtesy If you have a wireless router, you can either use a pair of SlingLinks or a WiFi-to-Ethernet bridge to make the network connection.
We're going to use a Slingbox-supplied cable to connect the S-video, coaxial or composite video output on the cable box S-video is the highest quality to the corresponding input on the Slingbox. We'll immediately know if we've configured everything correctly, because our digital cable programming will pop up on the computer screen. I would say, for some people, it won't be, we are recommending 300, does everything that the fiber does. There are different ways to do this. We don't recommend them because you can't get the sustained throughput with a wireless connection that you can get with a wired one. Plug-ins are now available for all major browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and -- on the Mac only --.
The Slingbox 350's rear panel is bristling with inputs and pass-through outputs. For complete setup instructions, see Sling Community: Installing Your Slingbox. The current X1 dvr Arris box doesn't have component jacks on the back only composite. It costs a bit to setup like this but is probably cheaper than the other options suggested other than being satisfied with the composite output. Otherwise, we'll buy a couple of powerline-to-Ethernet wall adapters and make the connection that way Sling Media sells their own version, called SlingLinks. But the Slingbox 350 is no slouch, bringing full 1080p video-streaming to the party.
To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. I am on my third cable box and am told this one should work Xg2 companion , and it does until I try to set up internet viewing. For these connections, you will also need to plug in a separate audio cable. Is the Pace box an older X1 model? Cable Tech is coming tomorrow to check with a problem I am having with Arris box. You may want to take this one back and buy the 500.
Cable Tech is coming tomorrow to check with a problem I am having with Arris box. Or does it turn off? You can see what support had to say here. Slingbox 500 looks like two obtuse triangles joined together. Recently got a new main cablebox from Comcast. Your Slingbox needs to connect to your home network. As always, streaming capabilities are only as good as your home bandwidth.
You can contact the Cable provider to see if they have another box with component. If you have no other video outputs available, you could use the Slingbox as a medium by connecting the cable jack to the Slingbox input and the Slingbox output to the cable box. The prevailing wisdom was that it looked like the long lost sibling to the Jawbone Jambox. Hopefully, our digital cable box is on the list, in which case the software automatically configures Slingbox for our device. The major difference between the two boxes is that the higher end 500 has built-in WiFi. The greater the available bandwidth, the better the picture looks.