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.
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.
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.
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
@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.
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”.
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.