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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have an Echostar which has a slingbox facility.
    If I was in France and I had access to the internet via FON, would my FON access allow me to access my slingbox ?

    I iknow some funsters use a proxy server to watch the BBC etc, but wold I still need a proxy to watch my slingbox?
     
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    I dont know about the technical side of this but my Swedish neighbour here in Benidorm uses his Slingbox to excess Swedish TV daily.
     
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    Whenever the campsite wifi drops to a crawl, you betcha somewhere there is a slingbox user or three catching up on a soap:Smile:
     
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    You can watch it anywhere in the world that has wifi. You need to leave your unit/router on at home and the picture will scale down if you have poor wifi at receiving end. Otherwise great for free uk tv anywhere, time difference allowing.:Smile:
     
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    Jim is right people can complain, but it probably uses no more than when others face time home:Wink:
     
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    I am away from home at the moment and I was going to log on to get the box to record BBC2 NI, so that I can watch the rugby (Ireland v AB).
     
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    There are two areas here to consider:

    Home B/band needs to have a good upload speed ( around 3mb or better )

    Remote B/band ( camp site ) needs to be around 5Mb download or better, however the more using the B/band in the camp site the less change you have of getting a freeze free picture. If the camp site ( or wherever you are pulling the wifi from ) has set up the router correctly you might get away with 3Mb, but as most never go into the router menu to set things thats not likely to happen.
     

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