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Advice on connecting a Slingbox to my router


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diggeryo

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I'm thinking of buying a Slingbox so my father, who lives on the west coast, can still watch our local east coast team's football games.

I'm a little confused, though. Once I plug the Slingbox into my TV, I need to then connect it to my Internet router. I have a wrieless router set up in my home, so would I be able to use the following device to connect the Slingbox to it wirelessly?
http://www.amazon.co...i...ER&v=glance


Here is the link for the Slingbox in case you're interested:
http://www.amazon.co...i...QS&v=glance


Also, this link below, about halfway down the page, shows some options for setting up the Slingbox:
http://electronics.h...x.htm/printable

It refers to a "WiFi-to-Ethernet bridge" to make the Internet connection. I guess what I want to know is will the product in the first link above do that job?

Thank you for any help,
mike.

Edited by diggeryo, 20 November 2006 - 01:39 PM.

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http://www.amazon.co...5511977-6370237 i think this would be what you would need as the wireless ethernet bridge...to connect to the wireless network....as far as your dad actually connecting to the thing remoteley...that's probably going to take a little configuration
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i take that back...the thing i linked...looks like an "ethernet over power" adapter...which would mean you'd need two of those...as what it does is send the ethernet signal over your power lines in the house...which is weird

what you would need is one of these http://www.tigerdire...a...CatId=1594
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thanks for the advice, Dsenette. I will look over the info you provided, and try to make a decision.
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One thing I would like to add - connecting a slingbox through a wireless ethernet bridge works, but contact Slingbox support and have them suggest a specific model that is know to work. I've set up quite a few in that configuration, and some bridges will work, and some will not.
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