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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    Phil Jones

    2nd time this week that I cannot connect to Tablo--search again every time. it took me 3 hours to get it to work last time, resetting tablo and my att router many times. I've been at this now 1.5 hours. I had these issues a few years ago and it's been working ok , but now it's started again! why is there no 800 phone number to get this fixed? and yet, tablo just sent me a bill for renewal!

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    Mark Johns

    I just bought my Tablo a couple weeks ago and it worked OK. But I had everything just spread out on the floor and it was unsightly, so I decided to clean things up and move the Tablo, hard drive, and cable modem just a few feet to get everything organized. The cable modem ethernet port where Tablo plugs in turned from green to amber, and now I cannot reach Tablo. I've powered everything down and back several times, tried a new ethernet cable, plugged into different ethernet ports, still no joy. Very frustrating. Also noticed this Tablo gets very hot just sitting there receiving TV signals.

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    Timothy W Burris

    After almost a year the Tablo died. Paid for a lifetime subscription for nothing.

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