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Connect Direct to Slingbox?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Marlin Guy, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Apr 8, 2012 #1 of 16
    Marlin Guy

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    I was looking through Chrome extensions today and I came across one for the Sling player.
    It connects me to Sling Media's site to log in to my Sling Adapter (edited)
    I figured out that it was using the email address associated with my Dish account, and I got the password reset so I can log in directly on Sling's site.
    I can then see my Sling Adapter, but it asks for a password that I don't have.
    I tried my Dish password and the serial number of the Sling Adapter, but no glory.

    Soooo close, and yet so far. :mad:

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  2. Apr 9, 2012 #2 of 16
    RaymondG@DISH Network

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    Are you using a Sling Adapter or a Sling Box?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 #3 of 16
    Marlin Guy

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    Sorry, Sling Adapter. The one that connects to the Hopper.

    I know the official answer. I'm supposed to log in via Dish Online.
    I'm not looking for that.
    I'm already up to the point that my browser sees the Sling Adapter labeled "Den', I just need to know the default password scheme and get connected to it.

    Sneaky of Dish to use my e-mail address to create a Sling account on my behalf. The password reset was a breeze. :lol:
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 #4 of 16
    Marlin Guy

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    Mine says "family room", they still think I have a 922. No dice logging in with the Hopper.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2012 #6 of 16
    James Long

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    The name should be the same as what you called your Hopper.

    The password may be 'admin'.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 #7 of 16
    Marlin Guy

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    "admin" wins!
    Now I feel really dumb for not trying that. :grin:
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 #8 of 16
    Marlin Guy

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    That's way better than Dish's interface!

    Scalable pop-out frame, on-screen remote. MUCH better!

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  9. Apr 9, 2012 #9 of 16
    zer0cool

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    and I can't find a way to change settings to point to the Hopper...:confused:
     
  10. 356B

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    Good call James, "admin" works, it still thinks I have a 922 though....but I have video if wanted.
     
  11. TD22057

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    Awesome! Thank you!

    I just got mine working as well. I wonder what happens if you change the password to something besides "admin"? Would the dish app (android) stop working?
     
  12. wtrjock

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    I am pretty jeolous. I have had a Slingbox until I got a Hopper. I really like the slingplayer interface as well. Unfortunately I already have a Sling account with my older Solo on it. I haven't figured out how to add the Sling Adapter. I need to find the Sling ID, but I can't figure out where it is. Does anyone know?

    I am able to see the sling adapter from the sling player, but the sling player says that it is not compatible with the sling adapter.

    I would really like to be able to use my Sling App on my android and windows apps. Any one have an idea how to make this work when you already have a sling account?
     
  13. TD22057

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    Marlin Guy,
    Were you able to see your DVR recordings or just watch live TV? I can't seem to find recordings anywhere...
     
  14. phrelin

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    Northern...
    I really don't understand why Dish did not choose to use the watch.slingbox.com web site for its interface in the first place. I have never had a technical problem of any kind using my Slingbox PRO-HD and it seemed so straightforward to just have the adapters programmed to use that site.
     
  15. bnborg

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    I am able to log in to the Sling site, and it shows my DISHVIP722K.

    But unfortunately admin does not work for a password. Neither do any of the others I tried.

    At least I was able to change my email and password to match my current ones at MyDish.com. This will simplify my login to Dish Remote Access. I sure hope they keep DRA. It works a lot better than DOL.
     
  16. Marlin Guy

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    No recordings that way. Just live TV.
     

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