Slingbox won't get IP Address from DHCP server
June 30, 2006 8:31 PM Subscribe
SlingboxNetworkingWoesFilter: I recently got a Slingbox, and while I am quite happy with the product in theory, I'm stalled with networking problems and the Slingbox fails to get an IP address from the DHCP server. Network routing is being provided by Mac OS X's Internet Sharing feature, and while the DHCP log shows numerous DHCP DISCOVER requests from the Slingbox, no IP address is ever assigned. Read on for details.
posted by zachlipton to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
The network itself is fine, as is the DHCP server. Normally, clients send a DHCP DISCOVER, the server responds, a DHCP REQUEST is logged, and an IP address is assigned. This works with my laptop, a Tivo, another laptop, and numerous other devices. When the Slingbox is connected to the network and reset, all I get is a steady stream of DHCP DISCOVER entries in the DHCP log:
Jun 30 20:13:42 desktop bootpd: DHCP DISCOVER [en0]: 1,0:13:b6:1:87:ef
Thus far, Slingbox email support has been less than helpful, but I haven't had time yet during business hours to contact them when I could be at home and actually manipulate things. As far as I can tell, Google doesn't seem to report any known issues with the Slingbox and OS X's Internet Sharing.
If anyone has any sugguestions on how to get the DHCP server (Mac OS 10.4.7's included 'Internet Sharing') to serve up an IP to the Slingbox like it does for other devices, I'd really appreciate it.