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  • Sling is Out, Jailbreakers can Haz 3G


    We'll drum up a nice full review later today or tomorrow, but thought we'd let you all know who've been waiting - SlingPlayer Mobile is OUT! Click here to bring it up in iTunes, and yes, it is $29.99 as rumored earlier yesterday. And it doesn't work over 3G.

    Of course, I know you're thinking "wait, I don't know if $30 is worth it with no 3G usage available..." well, have no fear. Tricker ThreeG is now available via Cydia, which once installed allows you to use SlingPlayer Mobile over 3G as well as WiFi. No extra work, no tweaking, just install Tricker ThreeG and you're good to go.

    I've tried out SlingPlayer Mobile the last hour or so over both 3G and WiFi, and the quality is pretty good. There have been a few times I've been stuck with an "optimizing" message which sat there about 15-20 seconds while it buffered, but the playback is good, and it connected just fine to the SlingBox I have in my living room. The remote takes a little bit more getting used to, as it isn't the nifty remote Sling has that actually MATCHES your cable provider's remote - its just a standard. Once I used it an hour though it made sense.

    We'll see how it goes as I use it the rest of today... either way, this is pretty frickin awesome.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sling is Out, Jailbreakers can Haz 3G started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 255 Comments
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by elsgk2 View Post
      Have you gone thru setup assistant to configure remote viewing?
      Make sure that the slingbox is connected to the primary DNS.

      Connecting the slingbox to a second router is possible and will let you watch your box within that network but you won't be able to setup remote viewing.
      yeah, that too!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by elsgk2 View Post
      Have you gone thru setup assistant to configure remote viewing?
      Make sure that the slingbox is connected to the primary DNS.

      Connecting the slingbox to a second router is possible and will let you watch your box within that network but you won't be able to setup remote viewing.
      Would this need to be done even though it ALREADY REMOTLY VIEWS WITH MY LAPTOP ?

      I'm not yelling , just want to make sure you see that part of the question .
      You see , my laptop picks up the signal at work with no problem , but my iphone doesnt . Both internet wifi connections are 3mb up 768 down .
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      The answer to that may have a lot to do with the security parameters that your laptop connects with to your wifi at your work. It may have different privileges assigned to it than your iphone does.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      This is not the answer because it is like that on any wifi connection I go to .

      BTW , I couldnt locate the router/modem that SlingPlayer has in its list of supported routers . This is why I had to chat with their tech and have them set it up remotely . I am afraid to go in and screw things up by running that set up assistant again , because every time I did it would always ask for my brand and model router and I have Verizon dsl and Sling does not list the model (Westell 7500).

      Anybody have problems when running setup assistant and they dont list your model router ?
    1. elsgk2's Avatar
      elsgk2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      This is not the answer because it is like that on any wifi connection I go to .
      When you tried connecting with your phone did you connect via your sling account/login or connecting via your slingbox ID? Either way, it is supposed to work but maybe try doing the "Connect." It'll ask for your admin password and the 32 digit code.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      The girl at at&t today told me she thought I was watching a video and that I was trying to trick people into thinking my iphone was watching LIVE TV because she said that Slingplayer only works on wifi. lol. The look on her face when she saw me change the channel multiples times on 3G was awesome. Stay hot at&t! You sure hire those know-it-alls. haha
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Is there anything I need to do to my router that has to do with Wireless MAC Authentication ?

      Quote Originally Posted by elsgk2 View Post
      When you tried connecting with your phone did you connect via your sling account/login or connecting via your slingbox ID? Either way, it is supposed to work but maybe try doing the "Connect." It'll ask for your admin password and the 32 digit code.
      Dont recall ever getting a 32 digit code . I have a admin password that is only 8 digits long that I made up when i signed up for an account .
    1. elsgk2's Avatar
      elsgk2 -
      There's nothing to do with the MAC authentication.

      On your laptop, when you login to your sling account its supposed to show you a directory. Highlight your box and click on edit. Theres a preference tab. In that tab it shows the box alias, the admin password for the box and below that is the slingbox id. Thats the 32-digit code. Copy that number and enter it into slingplayer. Choose, connect, not login. You'll need the admin password and ID.
      Don't confuse your admin password with your sling account password.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      The girl at at&t today told me she thought I was watching a video and that I was trying to trick people into thinking my iphone was watching LIVE TV because she said that Slingplayer only works on wifi. lol. The look on her face when she saw me change the channel multiples times on 3G was awesome. Stay hot at&t! You sure hire those know-it-alls. haha
      That's gold. I love doing that sort of thing to know it all store employees that actually have NFI! LOL
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Thanks elsgk2 . I will give this a shot .
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      The girl at at&t today told me she thought I was watching a video and that I was trying to trick people into thinking my iphone was watching LIVE TV because she said that Slingplayer only works on wifi. lol. The look on her face when she saw me change the channel multiples times on 3G was awesome. Stay hot at&t! You sure hire those know-it-alls. haha
      That is awesome!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Still a no go . Cannot connect . I am so depressed .
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Have you tried contacting Sling support?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      Still a no go . Cannot connect . I am so depressed .
      When I have problems like this, I always try to think logically and back track whatever the problem may be. First, if you can indeed successfully connect to your slingbox from outside your network, then I would try to perhaps install slingplayer on someone else's pc or mac, outside of your network. See if you can connect to your slingbox from there. If you can do that, then you are set up properly to sling remotely. Then, you would be certain that the problem is not with the set up on your slingbox side, but rather some problem with the way that your iPhone is set up. So, if that is what you discover, I would totally uninstall the iPhone SlingPlayer, as well as TrickerThreeG, and any other program that you may have that is playing with the way your iphone connects to the internet. Then, reinstall only SlingPlayer and Tricker, and see how it goes then.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Have you tried contacting Sling support?
      Yes I did . They said they wouldnt help me because my phone was jailbroken . ( the bastards)

      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      When I have problems like this, I always try to think logically and back track whatever the problem may be. First, if you can indeed successfully connect to your slingbox from outside your network, then I would try to perhaps install slingplayer on someone else's pc or mac, outside of your network. See if you can connect to your slingbox from there. If you can do that, then you are set up properly to sling remotely. Then, you would be certain that the problem is not with the set up on your slingbox side, but rather some problem with the way that your iPhone is set up. So, if that is what you discover, I would totally uninstall the iPhone SlingPlayer, as well as TrickerThreeG, and any other program that you may have that is playing with the way your iphone connects to the internet. Then, reinstall only SlingPlayer and Tricker, and see how it goes then.
      Well I have no problem connecting with laptops ( 2 different ) when off site of my slingbox . Like I said earlier my iphone is the only culprit . I uninstalled slingplayer and reinstalled a different download a couple times and still the same results . My next choice is to wait till the 3.0 upgrade and jailbreak again and see if that helps . I dont want to jailbreak agin now becase of all the games and apps I have now . That Categories app from Cydia is the best .
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I don't know how much you want to get this working but if you are willing to spend some time (you seem pretty keen and to have spent plenty of time already!) then this is how I would go about it.
      1) restore your phone (to a standard, not custom FW) and set up as a new phone
      2) install slingplayer only
      Does it work?
      No? - call Slingplayer support - they have no excuse not to help.
      Yes? - restore from your iTunes backup
      Does it work?
      No? - Start again and install everything manually until you find what is causing the problem, testing slingplayer in between each app you install.
      Yes? - Jailbrake - do not install anything.
      Does it work?
      No? - highly unlikely as it seems to work for everyone else. Post back here if it doesn't.
      Yes? - start adding cydia apps one by one testing slingplayer in between to make sure it works.

      Good luck and please let us know how you get on.
      Does it work?
      No?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      That's good advice, Confucious. And, although it may seem at first glance to be over-reacting, it is the only way to really get to the bottom of what his problem is.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I don't know how much you want to get this working but if you are willing to spend some time (you seem pretty keen and to have spent plenty of time already!) then this is how I would go about it.
      1) restore your phone (to a standard, not custom FW) and set up as a new phone
      2) install slingplayer only
      Does it work?
      No? - call Slingplayer support - they have no excuse not to help.
      Yes? - restore from your iTunes backup
      Does it work?
      No? - Start again and install everything manually until you find what is causing the problem, testing slingplayer in between each app you install.
      Yes? - Jailbrake - do not install anything.
      Does it work?
      No? - highly unlikely as it seems to work for everyone else. Post back here if it doesn't.
      Yes? - start adding cydia apps one by one testing slingplayer in between to make sure it works.

      Good luck and please let us know how you get on.
      Does it work?
      No?
      Thanks confucious , I will try this later this week and get back to you on it .
      And thanks to everyone else who offered their input .
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      lol In testing phase right now!
      How's that testing going with mobile substrate for beta 5?
    1. glxyent's Avatar
      glxyent -
      Same here, I'm on beta 5, and I just got home with my slingbox....just to experience the 3g tricker is not working for beta 5. Is it gonna be fixed or do I have to go back to 2.2.1?