Updating slingbox firmware
Here are the LED behaviors for the most common Slingbox scenarios: The Slingbox is ready to stream when the Network and Power lights are on and not blinking.
If the Sling Logo LED is illuminated, someone is connected to the Slingbox.
Note: These older software and utilities are no longer being updated, nor are they supported by Sling Media.
Unfortunately, the only solution is to use a Windows computer to follow steps 1 through 3 above.
I recently brushed the dust off of my Sling Box so I could set it up and allow my Dad could watch some local Basketball games.
My Slingbox isn't configured yet, can I set it up with Watch on Slingbox.com? Some Internet security and personal firewall software may interfere with your Slingbox setup or Sling Player When setting up your Slingbox using Slingbox.com, your computer may have difficulty locating your Slingbox due to the potential impact of third-party Internet security, firewall software, or browser plug-ins.
In some situations, based on your Slingbox configuration, you may need to be at home on your home network to update the firmware inside your Slingbox.
Although it's not necessary, we usually recommend that firmware updates are performed while at home. Also, if you're at home, you can reset your Slingbox and start over in the rare event that there's a problem with the update.
To remedy this, verify that the Slingbox is connected to your router and follow with a reset of your Slingbox (see Hard Resetting the Slingbox, below).
There is a problem with the power source to the Slingbox.