Slingbox hook up

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October 17, 2011 at 18:37:54
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I am familiar with the Slingbox hook up but I don't understand how to view it once it's set up. If you want to view your TV on a PC, do you have to upload the output to the server? In my case, the TV is in the next room! I thought you could stream through your home network and view on pcs attached to your router. Two of my pcs are wireless, so I thought I needed a wireless network bridge, like Apples Air Port, to see the boxes output. I talked with a tech from Slingbox and he said that wasn't necessary. All I need is the Slingbox and two SlingLinks (because router is in different room than TV). But I don't want to access from the Internet; just from my own network for now. So, in that case, isn't my original idea correct? There's a wired pc which can get the output from the SlingLink near the router. But for the software to work on a wireless client, don't I need a wireless bridge? Essentially turning a wired device, Slingbox, into a wireless device?

In a nutshell, I want to use the Slingbox to stream my TV to pcs on my network, which has wired and wireless clients instead of uploading the stream to Slingbox's server. Is this possible?

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October 18, 2011 at 18:17:35
I think I may have answered my own question. It appears as though Slingbox is now web based and not pc based anymore. I saw on their website where SlingPlayer 2.0 for Windows is called the old version of the software. They now have a new version which is web based. So looks like a wireless bridge is not necessary. The wireless PC/laptop will access TV thru internet site, just like you would visit any other site wired or wireless.

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