I discovered this fix for my Slingbox after many attempts to decipher the often disparate advice available and giving up on many attempts. I can’t guarantee this is going to work for you as I only have the one use case to prove but if you have an older Slingbox this just may be the solution to your connection problems.
The problem was that I could only get the Slingbox to run once after doing a complete reset of the system and reconfiguring it. After logging out, the Sling box was again unable to connect. There are lots of explanations of this problem but after trying most of them, I can tell you that there is really only two things you need to know. First, is that the default local IP address for your Slingbox (if it’s not working correctly) is probably 192.168.[your router channel].237. Second is that when you configure your Slingbox online it usually assigns it to 192.168.[your router channel] .254. The result is that networking will fail when it tries to reconnect because of the wrong IP address.
How To Fix It
- Reset your Slingbox by pressing the tiny reset button on the back of your box.
- Set your Router firewall to allow a virtual TCP/UDP server on port 5001 of IP 192.168.[your router channel].237
- Configure the router DMZ for the same as step 2
- Configure your Sling box as normal at setup.slingbox.com
- Click on the “Internet Viewing…” button and on the right side of the form, manually change the IP address to 192.168.[your router channel].237
- Finish the setup.
That should do it. Your Slingbox should work as it is supposed to now. Please post any questions to the comments and I’ll try to help if I can.
PS: Don’t bother trying to configure the Slingbox to use IP 192.168.[X].254. I did this and was the reason it took me so long to figure out that it would not work. The older Slingboxes just seem to require the 192.168.[X].237 IP address.
Did I ever pick the right career! I just came across an ad for Developer Auction and was pleasantly surprised and reasonably worried to find that people with my skills are being auctioned to the highest bidder. Mostly this is a good thing and will inevitably drive up the base price for the services, but it is a little scary to compete on such a global level, especially against people that make in a month what I make in an hour. Check this site out – If you’re a technologist, you might find it very interesting / useful.
I was pulling my hair out recently because my laptop with Ubuntu OS (precise pangolin installed) was slower than my grandpa’s Model T and I knew it should be a jet fighter. Now I know this is probably pretty obvious to all you Linux guru’s out there but even as much as I read to try to find a known solution, this noob couldn’t find these rather simple instructions. It could be that all the super users out there already do this as a matter of course so no one ever wrote it up as a possible solution. It could also be that I fortuitously discovered the solution to a problem that’s been plaguing Ubuntu for a while.
Anyway, if your Ubuntu (possibly other Linux flavors also) OS is pulling on the reigns like a donkey in a field of mud it may be that there were files downloaded for updated software that required root user to complete installation. My response time radically improved after completing these simple instructions:
- Logout of Ubuntu.
- Login as root user. If you don’t know what this is you may need a system admin to do this for you.
- Check for updated software. It’s possible that the system will launch this automatically.
- Follow instructions and update any required files by providing root authentication.
- When completed logout again.
- Login using your preferred username and password.
You should notice that the operating system loads faster than before as will all of your software.
Freedom at last =)
I heard someone say (probably on TV) that “If you have your goals written down and refer back to them often, you won’t let distractions dissuade you from accomplishing them.” That made so much sense to me that I’ve decided to give it a go and compare how I did at the end of the year. Play along by listing your goals for 2010 in a comment.
- Free Web Hosting at http://www.101enterprises.com – coming soon.
- Cheater software
- Workshop setup – new layout, benches for tools and storage cabinets
- Closet renovation for my wife.
- Kitchen Renovation over the summer.
- Produce furniture from my workshop.
- Detail plans for new guest house in 2011 or 2012
- http://workshop.hughdidit.com generating some income
We’ll see how I do at the end of next year….
This is the best case against religion I think I’ve ever seen….
The Spirit of Truth series on YouTube
I’ve always thought Thanksgiving was the better holiday mainly because it seems a more genuine holiday. The premise of Thanksgiving is not built on a religion. It does not have the commercial drive that other popular holidays have.
It’s only about being grateful for what you have and the friends and family who join you to that end.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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At the core of the financial meltdown that started the Great Recession in August of 2008 was a complete breakdown of trust. No one trusted the financial institutions to meet their obligations. Now after coming to the American taxpayer begging for a bail out they are not rebuilding faith by working to aid struggling borrowers but by trying to renege on their obligations in order to save themselves.
Last week I received a very placid looking letter that completely destroyed my trust in the banking system. I had never heard of a bank ever changing a Fixed Rate Loan to a Adjustable Rate yet that is exactly what the Bank of America is doing to their good customers all across this country. There is no other reason given than that they have the right under the terms of their agreement to change the terms at any time for any reason. The real reason is, of course, that President O’bama’s consumer protection laws are coming into effect in January and the banks are scrambling to do every despicable act that they can before that date. Their plan in my case is to use the upcoming increase in the Prime Rate to increase the rate of my loan. Is this really the kind of tomfoolery we need at this time from our captains of industry? I think not.
Let me ask you a straight forward question. Once a bank has agreed to a deal and then decides to renege on it, only because they want a better deal, would you trust that bank with any of your financial dealings? I wonder how they would treat me if I were to go to them and say, “I’m going to change the terms of our agreement and the only reason I have is I want a better deal. What do you say to that?”
My recommendation to anyone who is considering a Fixed Loan product from the Bank of America — don’t. They are not trustworthy. If you already have a Fixed Loan, wait until the new year when the new legislation comes into effect and look for another company to refinance your loan. Preferably a smaller local bank with a lot less power.
It’s time we stopped supporting these burglars.
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