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I want use my slingbox to send programming to another tv in

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I want use my slingbox to send programming to another tv in my home utilizing a roku box without utilizing an iPad iPhone or any other such device is there a way to do this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Hi there and welcome

You would have to use a device for this as this is how the infrastructure has been designed as it needs a device to control this which is for example the Ipad

There is no way to avoid this sorry, it is how it is designed.

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Else if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have both an iPad and an iPhone. Neither of them have worked so far.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

ok, can you tell me what the issue was you had please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Slingbox will work perfectly on iPad and iPhone. But when I try to connect it to roku, it asked me to enter IP address which I can't find and seems an odd ball address: 10.8.5.152
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Can you tell me which roku you have please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We should be able to resolve this on line.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Roku2
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Ok, On the Roku go to Go to Settings > About from Roku 2

There you will see the IP Address it has been assigned and this is what you use.

Let me know the results please.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sling player was not successfully found. I'll check and make sure the player is still powered up and try again.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

ok please do as if your using the IP it lists it should connect.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Still failed.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

whats the error it gives?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No roku could be found at this IP ADDRESS. PLEASE CHECK THE IP address and try again. I've tried at least five timesL
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

whats the IP you are using?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
192.168.1.1.103
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

ok, that is not correct, it will be

192.168.1.103

you need to enter that in please.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Thanks I don't see theses blurry not numbers so well?
Still didn't work.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

ok... I hope your entering it in correctly... else it will never work and if its the correct IP it should.

What's the make and model of your wifi router.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Router is Cisco E1000. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my router!!!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
By the way I entered the number correctly five times!!!
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Can you remove the power to the Roku, and then also to the Cisco

Wait 5 minutes the power on the Cisco.

Wait 5 minutes, power on the Roku and check the IP Address again

Then use this IP Address for connecting

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. I can't kill the router right now my wife needs it for work. I'll try it this evening and see how it works.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

ok thank you. Can be a corrupted DHCP lease on the router which causes it not to allow the connection so we need to rule this out.

I marked this question to never close so if you still have issues after doing this, let me know please.

If you have any problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you