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HKS
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The slingbox Solo has a USB port.  Does anyone know how it is used?

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I'm using it to power cooling fans wink

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HKS said:

The slingbox Solo has a USB port.  Does anyone know how it is used?


Sling Media never did create a use for the USB port. Like Woodland said it does put out power so connecting a fan to keep the box cool works but that's about it. frown
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Brandon C said:

HKS said:

The slingbox Solo has a USB port.  Does anyone know how it is used?


Sling Media never did create a use for the USB port. Like Woodland said it does put out power so connecting a fan to keep the box cool works but that's about it. frown

Yeah, cooling fans or another charger port for gadgets.

 

The FCC documentation indicates they connected a flash-drive to it but I've never heard of what that may do -- I guess they either abandoned the idea or never bothered to write the software for it.  If you look at the test report on page 11 they used a "USB STORAGE DEVICE SANDISK 256MB" to connect to the SOLO.  Looking very close at the test setup photos, you can even see it was plugged into the SOLO's USB port.

 

Oh, and if you ever want to take something apart, the FCC documentation can be very useful on where the hidden screws and such might be, or if you don't want to void the warranty but are curious what's under the hood.

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Can I connect my solo thought USB port to my VIP 722K DVR from "dish not-work", using a USB to USB cable? basically I don't want to buy a expense sling adapter. it could work? there are the driver needed in both dividers? please some help will be really appreciatedCry.

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No the USB port on the Solo is not setup to be used for any purpose.

If you can't get a network cable to the Solo you would need to get a powerline adapter like the Slinglink Turbo 1PORT Enet Connection Bridge (SL 150-100) or something like the TRENDnet 54Mbps Wireless G Access Point setup like a wireless bridge.

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