ViP 722K - Sling Adapter Will Not Work

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  1. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    If you got a message that it was being watched remotely, it was connected. :confused:
    Blue led being lit means nothing more than it's in Dual mode.
     
  2. bnborg

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    No, The blue LED has to be off in order to connect to the Sling adapter. Once you have connected it turns on.

    I just verified it on mine. The blue LED lit up after I clicked on "Live-TV" on DRA. I was able to change to an OTA cannel and watch it on my computer. Of course there are more direct ways of doing that, and without a Sling adapter. An OTA tuner for your computer can be purchased for less than $99, but some cost more. :)
     
  3. cabman

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    My Sling adapter has never worked. It always says it is "booting." Will it ever finish booting or is something wrong?
     
  4. srrobinson2

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    I have a 722 receiver with sling adapter connected directly to fiber connection (no modem/router). It leases public IP address and works with DishOnline via PC, but it will not work with iPhone app (Verizon iPhone 4).

    I called tech support.. No joy there. They are stumped. Thoughts?

    Btw, tried using an ipod touch with same negative result.
     
  5. tcatdbs

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    I ordered my Adapter 3 days ago and got it today. Went online and was able to watch in highest quality (have fast TWC connection, 25/1 Mbps), looked flawless. I then installed the Dish Remote app on my Optimus-V with home WiFi, and connected and looked great on Standard quality ("great" being relative.... 3" screen compared to 22" PC screen, compared to 50" plasma). Will test 3G connection tomorrow, don't expect much there. This looks much better than Neflix on my phone, about the same on a PC, although is much slower to start up than Netflix.

    Went online and the rebate request button had been added, clicked 2 buttons and got "Your reward has successfully been redeemed..." I'm one happy camper! :D

    edit: Doesn't work so well on 3G. I currently have .75/.5 Mbps and I can access shows, but it doesn't stream well (at all).
     
  6. apinkel

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    When you say it will not work, are you able to sign in but the streaming doesn't work or are you even able to sign in?
     
  7. rafale2010

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    I recently connected the Sling adapter to my 722 receiver. It works fine when my device (computer or Android Phone) is connected to the same wifi/wired network as the dish receiver. The problem appears when I'm try to access it while on the road from say Hotel or work wifi. When I try through phone, I get:
    "Connection Failed, Please make sure that Dish receiver and Android device are connected to Internet",

    but when I try on my PC, it is more descriptive and says:
    " You were streaming from your device, but streaming was interrupted. (Error 44) (40).
    Please wait one minute and reconnect. If you keep seeing this message, reboot your device"

    I can see the list of recordings on my DVR, but it does not play anything - recorded or live. I have tried manual Port Range Forwarding and forwarded port 5101 to Dish receiver static IP and also tried enabling the UPnP service on my router so it automatically forwards the port to the correct IP, and I can see that requests coming in at port 5101 - but still it does not work. Always get "Connection failed".

    I'm using a Linksys router and Motorola Cable Modem and Comcast is ISP.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 #248 of 273
    Chevy1965

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    Just got mine today and it worked right out of the box with a direct connection, but I have to say, this does not compare to my slingbox. I truly expected this to be just like the sling interface (Full access to all features and funtions just like I am watching my tv at home) and I guess that is what disappointed me. I thought is was going to be a USB attached slingbox. Bad misconception, but it does what it is advertised to do.

    Seems to be fine for watching off TV2 in Single Mode but..I just started watching a DVR recording while TV2 was recording and it started the playback on TV1 which locked up my Plasma to the playback and disabled my real remote control. I couldn't get control of my 722! After I disconnected from the web interface, I was able to stop the playback and get control of TV1 via the remote control. I don't think taking over TV1 should never happen. It should be invisible to TV1 to make this valuable.

    I probably will never use the adapter, but it was free and I had one 722 without a sling, so I gave it a try. I will try it again when it gets more stable, but this really seems like it was released way before it was ready. This was a good effort by dish and it may get better, but it needed to be seamless. Too many caveats. Too many conflicts. I feel sorry for the people trying to make this work off wireless.

    Sorry for the rant. I just expected something else when I saw the sling logo. The logo is as close as you get to a resemblence. This is not sling. They should have called it a Dish Shift Adapter and left sling out of it. You can't access it from any of the sling interfaces, so why use the word sling? Yea, I know they own sling.

    If they can make it seamless and make it so you don't affect TV1, it actually has a benefit over sling because it wouldn't affect my home users while I am watching remotely. I would think they should be able to get all functions working too, just like I was watching from TV2 in dual mode with a remote from my bedroom. I will keep my hopes up. I am sure it will get there.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2011 #249 of 273
    Jim5506

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    Dish needs to SERIOUSLY consider making the Sling Adapter the same as the Sling HD PRO or whatever it is, i.e. use the same software for both and use the Sling interface for the Sling Adapter.

    Sling Adapter interface is PITIFUL!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2011 #250 of 273
    doctor41baller

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    I have the EXACT same problem! I have everything it seems. My Sling adapter status says booting all the time. The reciever recognizes it when I connect it, but I never get a red light. I try using with my phone, but once I connect to my reciever it gives me the same error message (android). I can see my dvr so it must be connected to the internet, but I can't get it to stream...The sling adapter worked one time. I since then replaced a network cable since the dog got ahold of it. And no connection! I've checked internet status is good and all so it's not the new cable....HELP!!!!
     
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    doctor41baller

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    sorry got to post so I can get to PM...need this resolved
     
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    doctor41baller

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    sorry got to post so I can get to PM...need this resolved...I read through 10 pages and yet to find the answer...Although I notice people with very very similiar problems
     
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    doctor41baller

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    2 more post
     
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    doctor41baller

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    ok I think its after 5, so last one....
     
  15. Aug 6, 2011 #255 of 273
    TulsaOK

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    Are you connecting the Sling Adapter directly to the DVR?
     
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    doctor41baller

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    yes to the VIP722..tried both front and back USB
     
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    TulsaOK

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    If you're connecting directly to the 722 and not getting a red light on the Sling Adapter, more than likely you've got a bad adapter.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2011 #258 of 273
    P Smith

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    Is it a lemon by design ?
     
  19. Aug 6, 2011 #259 of 273
    TulsaOK

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    You know what they say about life giving you lemons, right? Hey free lemons!!!
     
  20. Aug 7, 2011 #260 of 273
    P Smith

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    What about free sh!t ?! :D
     
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