Just wanted to chime in with a few details…
As currently designed, it is not possible for us to provide access to the web app without an active internet connection.
It could be possible IF we had chosen to bundle the web app within Tablo’s firmware. However, we specifically chose not to do this as it would prevent us from releasing app updates independently from firmware updates, significantly curtailing the flexibility of the product and release schedules.
Our focus is also on developing the product to be easy-to-use for the average non-technical user.
While we realize there are a subset of power users like the folks in this thread, most Tablo owners would not be able to look up a DHCP lease and bookmark their Tablo’s IP address. Heck, they probably couldn’t even tell you what DHCP was or why they should care about it.
That being said, we acknowledge that there are ways we can improve the product for advanced users, including providing alternatives to the current network discovery process.