I tried to replace my old dlink DIR-880L with a new Archer (TpLink) A20 (AC4000). It works okay for local Tablo use but I can NOT get it to work for remote access. Tablo settings shows it as “ready for remote access” but none of my devices (Android phone, Windoze 10 laptop, or 4K Firestick) will connect remotely. If I reinstall the old dlink, it works perfectly every time. Interestingly, I have another device (ISY994i) that will not work remotely even though in the case of the ISY, I have forwarded the required ports and a port test shows them as “open”. Still can’t access the device. I’m about to give up on the TpLink and try another brand.
I know some are going to say to install aftermarket software on the router but I can’t believe there is not a decent router that will run out of the box. The reason for trying to “upgrade” is I have enough devices between home automation, remote switches, thermostats etc. that the dlink was starting to have problems. If I deleted some of the devices, the dlink worked fine. I really don’t have the time to play with aftermarket software to get it to work. BTW, I had a “chat” with the TpLink “technical support people” and they ended up saying it looked like all my setting were correct and it SHOULD work. That helped a lot.
Anyone seen this kind of behavior before and maybe, have a solution?