How to Set a WAN to Use SlingboxA Slingbox can be used to watch the television in your living room on any computer that is connected to the same LAN. You do not, however, need to be on the same LAN to access your Slingbox. If you are connected to the same wide area network (WAN), you can access the Slingbox remotely.
Connect Your Slingbox to a LAN1 Connect your Slingbox to your router and the video devices that you would like to access remotely. You will need to set up the Slingbox from a computer on the same LAN before you will be able to use it from a computer on a WAN. 2 Set up your Slingbox using a computer connected to the same router. This will allow you to set up the Slingbox with the connected video devices. During the guided setup procedure, be certain that you allow the Slingbox to be viewed remotely. 3 Test your Slingbox connection by launching the SlingPlayer software. You will need to troubleshoot any connection problems before you try to use your Slingbox over a WAN. 4 Log into the administrative page of your router. Write down the port number that your Slingbox is using and the WAN IP address of the router. This information will be needed to locate your Slingbox when you try to use it over a WAN.
Connect to Your Slingbox Over a WAN5 Ensure that the SlingPlayer software has been installed on the computer that you are using on the WAN (see Resources below). 6 Launch the SlingPlayer software. You will need to configure the SlingPlayer to locate your Slingbox over the WAN. 7 Click on the button to add a new Slingbox from the Slingbox directory in the SlingPlayer software. Be sure to check off the option for a direct connection. 8 Provide the WAN IP address and the port number to which your Slingbox is connected on your LAN. This will allow you to connect to your Slingbox from any WAN, including the Internet.
Tips & WarningsIf you have already connected and configured your Slingbox, you can set up your Slingbox for remote viewing by selecting "Edit Properties" from the Slingbox directory in the SlingPlayer software. If firewall software is installed on the computer connected to the WAN, you may need administrative privileges to allow the computer to connect to the Slingbox.
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