Manual Set An IP Address

I suspect my router may be the cause but the Tablo keeps changing IP addresses whenever the router reboots (from a power failure or I change a setting that requires a reboot).  When this happens I have to re-set the port forwarding with the new address for Tablo Connect.  Is there a way to manually set the IP address on the Tablo, that is to, not have it automatically assigned by the router?  I have it hooked up via network cable, not WiFi.

BTW, the product is awesome!  I hope the support for Chromecast gets here soon!

Current Tablo Software: 2.1.8 (as of April 25)

Generally your router assigns IP addresses.  I know on my asus router if I want to give one of my devices a permanent IP I log into it, and assign the mac address the desired IP.  Not sure if all routers have this feature, but if I were you I would start there. 

@murbino - Try assigning a static IP and that should help. 

Also, Chromecast works with our Android app right now!

I have a ActionTec C1000A Modem/Router.  I can only get one of the ports to open.  It is the middle port of the three.  Will it work with one port open? 

@murbino Let us know what kind of router you’re using - we may be able to find a walkthrough to assign a static IP for you.

@DoveMan We’d be happy to walk you through/create a guide on port forwarding for you. Just send us a note with the details.

I have a ActionTec C1000A Modem / Router all in one for CentryLink.  I can enter starting port 21030 and ending port 21032.  It shows as working in the modem configuration.  But it my Tablo only shows 21031 as working.  Thanks


You must forward each port individually, each external port has a different internal port to be forwarded too. Sounds like you’re doing port range forwarding (forwarding ports 21030-21032 to only one port), which is not exactly what you want to do.

My suggestion is open a ticket with Tablo Support and they will provide you with step by step walkthrough.

@theuser86 I tried it doing the ports individually also with the same result.  In the modem configuration it shows all three ports are open but my Tablo shows only 21031 working.  I will open a ticket with support.  Thanks

Check to make sure something else isn’t already using that port assignment.  My NAS drive was using the port Tablo needed.  I removed NAS, removed the auto assignment for the NAS from the modem, forwarded the Tablo port I needed and once I connected my NAS, it just chose a different one to use.

@DoveMan Were you able to get this up and running?

sorry, but i just have to comment about symantics here. the fact is, currently, there is no way to assign a static ip to the tablo.

static ip is assigned on the client device. since there is no way to do this on the tablo…hence static ip not possible. what some are referring to as assigning a static ip is actually done on the router. and as such, this is actually known as “dhcp reservation” or “static dhcp”. in this case, what you are telling to router to do is to assign the tablo the same ip address each time the tablo connects.

static ip = the client device (tablo) tells the router what ip it wants to use.
static dhcp = the router assigns the same ip each time the client device requests an ip.

sorry for the rant. just want people to use the correct terms so that there is no confusion.
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It’s good people are properly educated. DHCP reservation is a feature most routers have, people just don’t know how to use it.

I don’t use it and my Tablo works fine.

Using DHCP reservations or not is really dependent on how good the router is about name resolution and what OS end points reference that. I learned a few years back that one of my routers was awesome and the other three I’ve owned were not. Since I started using DHCP reservations for “server” devices most of the issues I had have gone away.

There are some truly craptastic routers on the market these days, even from the “name brands” n

Thank you rem - that’s what I’ve been saying. Static is assigned on the device getting and/or using the IP address. It’s typed into the settings screen of the “endpoint”. 

A reservation or persistant IP or “sticky IP” as some call it - different animals and done at the router or DHCP server, etc…
It’s simple for me to remember it this way - static you set on the endpoint, reserved is reserved by and in the place or thing that hands out addresses. Like a reservation at a restaurant and you tell them you want the corner booth, they write down that when you arrive, you get the corner booth.  You didn’t bring your own table, well, maybe you did, dunno about some folks.

For a truly static IP, in a quicky “in few words although not necessarily correct to the n’th degree” no DHCP request is made for an address. 
You can still have the DHCP server or service give you other things, just not the IP address. 
Reserved is nice as you can manage the addresses of many devices more easily, and change them as needed, where if you need to change many static addresses, you visit a lot of devices, or RDP into a lot of servers. Reserved is great for management and simple if you change subnets or networks, you tell the DHCP server to hand a new address to the MAC address of the server(s) and never touch the servers save for a quick reboot, which could be scripted remotely.