iPhone Slingbox App..at college can't connect to Slingbox at home

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by christall109, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Hey Guys,

    So I decided to put down the 30 bucks to get the Sling iPhone App. Now I'm at college on campus (my slingbox is at home) and I can't connect to the Sling box at home.

    Is it a problem with my college's network even though the slingbox is at my house? Or is the issue with my network at my house?

    I can't get the regular software on my mac to work either. I had no problems when I was my local area network.

    Any ideas whats going on?
  2. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Some schools block certain ports. If it's not working on your computer, then it might be a network issue than an iPhone issue.
  3. Demosthenes427 macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    You have to be on the same network (LAN) as your Slingbox.

    It's the same concept with the Apple iPhone Remote: The iPhone has to be on the same wireless network to synchronize with iTunes.

    As long as your Slingbox is on an entirely different LAN, you cannot access it from your current LAN.
  4. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    I thought the entire point of Sling was to view your home TV on the go. If it requires you to be on the same network, doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of it?
  5. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Yup, he's wrong. You can view your Slingbox from just about any internet connection, not just your LAN.
  6. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    So would the network issue be at college even though the SlingBox is on my home network and not my college?

    I thought all the port stuff is just from my home and isn't it just regular data coming in at college?
  7. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    The Sling Media website says "To watch TV away from home, your Slingbox needs to have Internet viewing set up." This would seem to me to imply that viewing over a WAN (Internet) is possible with the proper settings. I don't know anything about how to set it up, but I imagine the manual would explain how.
  8. saadiq7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2007
    You'd have to setup internet viewing from home first before being able to access it from any network. To do this you have to run the setup wizard while you're on the same network as your slingbox.
  9. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    This is exactly right. If you have already set up your slingbox for remote viewing and it still doesn't work from your campus, it's possible that your college is somehow blocking you. If that's the case, I'm not sure what you can do. You can always jb though and try slinging over 3G (assuming you have 3G at college of course) by using 3G unrestrictor. Speeds will likely not approach wifi speeds but at least it will work.
  10. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    think about what you're saying. you can only watch sling when you're home? can you please tell me whats the point of watching it on your computer or a tiny screen when your tv is right there?

    No, you can watch sling tv ANYWHERE in the world as long as you have an internet connection. and it is entirely different then using the iphone remote, its not even in the same ball park.
  11. crazymexx macrumors member


    Jul 24, 2008
    It's the campus firewall. There's no way around it unless it logs on the Internet with your screen name and password for the Internet there. I had to get permission for my sling and xbox at UTA.
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, I noticed the same thing at a local college.
    I could sling on my laptop and iphone at a local starbucks but not thru the college wifi.
    Thats most likelly your problem. College firewall is blocking it.

    Thats false.
    You can sling from anywhere in the world. You dont have to be on the same network.


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