Dish Remote Access / Sling

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Camdog916

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Log into sling(dot)com and you will have a web based sling player. If your on a work computer you will still need rights to install the plug-ins. But if you have rights and use the web based version your software (Singplayer) won't stick out like a sore thumb on their audits, but your bandwidth usage will. If your company doesn't monitor or your on a home computer the Slingplayer is a better peice of software.


I can't access my sling box from work. Every time I launch sling player it says "Slingplayer can't connect to sling services, so some features ma be limited. You can still use slingplayer within your home network." So basically it can't find the internet from my work which sucks cause I am on the net all day long at work. I guess they just block it some how. :(
 
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BuddyBoy

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ISo basically it can't find the internet from my work which sucks cause I am on the net all day long at work. I guess they just block it some how. :(

Unless your employer is totally irresponsible, they likely don't allow all types of outgoing traffic. You need to find out which destination ports are allowed, and use one of those to get to your Slingbox. For instance, my employer only allows outgoing traffic to ports 80(http) and 443(https), and even then, it filters some sites (patent web sites, P2P (Bittorrent) sites, and sites hosting spyware/viruses are blocked). I use port 443, and configured my Slingbox and firewall to open those ports, and I can get at my Slingbox from work no problem.
 
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I can't access my sling box from work. Every time I launch sling player it says "Slingplayer can't connect to sling services, so some features ma be limited. You can still use slingplayer within your home network." So basically it can't find the internet from my work which sucks cause I am on the net all day long at work. I guess they just block it some how. :(
Tech support told me to try port 80. That the plain old http port that you are using to view this site, so no help there. Perhaps your work is blocking the sling site. Maybe tech support at sling could help. Try SlingMedia 1-877-467-5464.
 
TheKrell

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It does not appear that the remote access feature allows me to view digital subchannels I can record via the OTA tuner in my 722. Am I missing something?
 
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Camdog916

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Unless your employer is totally irresponsible, they likely don't allow all types of outgoing traffic. You need to find out which destination ports are allowed, and use one of those to get to your Slingbox. For instance, my employer only allows outgoing traffic to ports 80(http) and 443(https), and even then, it filters some sites (patent web sites, P2P (Bittorrent) sites, and sites hosting spyware/viruses are blocked). I use port 443, and configured my Slingbox and firewall to open those ports, and I can get at my Slingbox from work no problem.


To do that do I have to configure that on my Slingbox at home or can I do that on my slingplayer at work?
 

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