A Slingbox is a television streaming device that lets consumers view home satellite or cable television remotely via broadband connection. The Slingbox is becoming increasingly popular for use with smart phones and for those who live overseas but want to view television programming from home. A common problem that can arise for users of the Slingbox is configuring the Norton 360 firewall in order to permit Slingbox network traffic on your computer.
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Open Norton 360 by double-clicking the program icon on your computer desktop or selecting it from the "Program Files" submenu of the "Start" menu.
Choose the "Tasks and Settings" menu button and select the "Change Advanced Settings" option.
Click the "Firewall Protection Settings" menu option and click the "Slingbox" program in the list of program files.
Toggle the access permission field from "Block" to "Allow" followed by the "Apply and "Close" menu buttons. Depending on your version of Norton 360, you may see an additional prompt requiring a "Yes" menu button selection.
Exit Norton 360 by selecting the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the application window and close Norton 360.
Open the Slingbox application on your computer and the network stream from your home television will be enabled.
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