Tablo Won't Connect to Network (via Ethernet)

Once your Tablo is connected to your network it uses DHCP to get an IP address, Gateway address and DNS address from your router. If it is successful, the LED will stop its slow blink and become solid.

If the Tablo LED continues to blink slowly (once per second) and you cannot connect to it using the Tablo app, try the following steps:

  • Make sure the Ethernet port on your router is connected to your Tablo. The orange LED on the Tablo Ethernet port should be illuminated and the green LED should blink periodically.
  • Power cycle the Tablo.
  • Power cycle your router.
  • Make sure that DHCP is turned on in your router settings.
  • Check if other devices connected to your router are functional.
  • Try a different Ethernet Cable.

If this does not work, you can unplug the Ethernet connection, power cycle the Tablo and see if you can find the Tablo Wi-Fi network “Tablo_XXXX” in the list of Wi-Fi networks on your wireless device (e.g. iPad).

Tablo will switch to Wi-Fi mode if no Ethernet cable is connected. If you can see the Tablo Wi-Fi network, it would suggest that Tablo is operational and that the fault could be in your home network.

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    Can the Table be connected to a switch via ethernet or does it need to be plugged directly into the router?

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    The Tablo unit can be plugged into a switch on your network. It does not have to be directly plugged into your router that is connected to the outside Internet.

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    Richard Santora

    I have mine Tablo connected to a Linksys 4 port 10/100 switch which is 2 - 3 years old. Only one computer is on this switch, and it is rarely used when the Tablo is active. I have had a some buffering issues, and I've made the adjustments recommended by Tablo. Have there been improvements in switch technology in the last 2 - 3 years that might make it worthwhile to buy a new switch? I was considering a gigabit switch, I have Cat-5 ethernet to the router (which is a gigabit router) however, the Tablo only outputs at 100 mbps regardless of the connection, correct?

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