Remote VPN for TabloTV app?

My previous question was stale, as it took me some months to get my gear and get back to my condo.

Well, I finally got back down here and once again TabloTV app is not cooperating. To recap…I have an LG TV that I can’t take off the wall, transport 350 miles home, sync with my Tablo DVR, and then transport back 350 miles and put back on the wall. The whole process typing it out even sounds stupid.

Ok, some industrious helpers on this community suggested setting up a VPN. I personally use ZeroTier for my other equipment. I bought a GL-iNet router and loaded ZeroTier on it. I can via a laptop go right to any IP address on my home network 10.20.20.x, including the IP Address that comes up Nuvyyo Tablo Server web page. So I know I have a path through to my home server network. My Home Assistant server back home can even see my sensors in my condo, Awesome.

Now, From the Tablo app on my LG TV, it will not find the Tablo DVR. The TV is getting assigned a 192.168.8.x address, but the router is online via the ZeroTier network, so I can only assume it isn’t seeing the sub-net that the Tablo DVR is on 10.20.20.x. I can’t assign the TV a 10.20.20.x address, as it doesn’t connect to the internet.

I know it’s got to be something simple, So what am I missing?

Sounds like your laptop has a 192.168.8.x address, but you can connect to the 10.20.20.x network. That’s only half the answer. You need to configure that router so that ALL devices are on the 10.20.20 network, because there’s no way to tell the Tablo app to look on a different network. It uses local network discovery to find Tablo devices.

Honestly, the easiest solution would be to buy one of the streaming boxes that DO support Tablo connect, which I think is limited to Fire TV, Apple TV, and Shield devices.