Configure Firewall for Slingbox Remove Viewing?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tomar, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Tomar macrumors member

    May 21, 2008
    I am trying to figure out how to configure my Snow Leopard firewall to work with my Slingbox. I am allowing all incoming connections for the Slingbox app, but the problem still has trouble finding the box. When I turn the firewall off, the app finds the box every time. Obviously, there is something in the firewall settings that is preventing the app from finding the box and I don't know what that something is. Can you help?
  2. sammiemo macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2004
    Little Rock, AR
    I have the same problem in SL. Although I initially had no problems in with OSX 10.5, recently I was unable to connect from there as well. I think something changed either through an Apple software update or a SlingPlayer update to change this behavior.

    Anyway, I'd also be interested in any help configuring SL. I can turn the firewall off long enough to connect to the SlingBox. Once I'm connected I can turn it back on and SlingBox continues to work.

    Also, this is only a problem on my LAN. I never have issues connecting to my Slingbox from an outside my network.
  3. Tomar thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2008
    The full extent of my problems are exactly as you described. I have not tried accessing from outside my lan though. I have been doing some research and found something about unblocking all UDP traffic. I don't see this option in the firewall settings and I am not sure if I want to unblock all UDP traffic to begin with. Hopefully, someone can help us.

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