Purchased (and subsequently returned) locally a DUAL LITE unit while awaiting the release of the new QUAD units. Received the new QUAD directly from Tablo two days ago with plans to use a wired network connection just like I did with the DUAL LITE, however, the only way to establish connectivity on the QUAD has been over Wi-Fi. When I connect the provided Ethernet cable to an existing Netgear GS108 switch and press the blue reset button on the Tablo, the QUAD never progresses past a blinking LED.
The wired network is known good for all other devices (Roku, DVD player, Samsung TV, etc.) including the DUAL LITE, just not the QUAD. Connected a laptop to the Tablo”s end of the Ethernet cable and immediately received a DHCP address and full connectivity to the home network. Reconnected that same network cable to the Tablo, pressed the reset button, waited several minutes, but it still won’t progress past the blinking LED. Have power-cycled the QUAD, Netgear switch, and Apple AirPort Extreme (home router) in varying sequences as well as leaving all devices off for several minutes before the next test, but no joy. Even temporarily simplified the environment by connecting the QUAD directly to the home router with a known-good network cable and removing all other wired connections, still no success.
In every “wired” scenario, the Tablo QUAD’s network port shows a link light which blinks with what appears to be network activity, but the blue LED on top never goes solid, and none of the viewing devices (iPad, TV, Roku, etc.) can access the Tablo. Removing the Ethernet cable and pressing the reset button reverts to a working Wi-Fi connection every time. Suffice it to say, all features and functionality (live TV, scheduling and playback of recordings, changing settings, etc.) work just fine wirelessly, but I much prefer to use a wired connection. Any input on steps to resolve this would be much appreciated. Thanks!