Tablo with 802.11ax

Is Tablo planning on releasing a model that supports the faster 802.11ax WiFi 6?

Although the possibility may exsist someday they just released new devices last month, nothing about wireless changes

Likely “looking into it”, or “it’s on the road map”, and “coming soon”… canned boilerplate responses.

I would doubt it would happen anytime soon since 802.11ac is plenty fast for the Tablo, and so few people have Wifi 6 routers currently. It’s hard to justify a hardware price increase with almost no benefit.

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The benefit of WiFi 6 is that it does significantly better at filtering wireless interference and provides faster speed for transmitting and receiving data. Both are beneficial for a Tablo with cloud DVR, let alone their other line.

It comes down to cost vs. benefit. I imagine the only reason the newer Tablos have GB ethernet instead of 10/100 is that GB ports are pretty standard now and have little or no cost difference. When WiFi 6 adapters cost the same as WiFi 5 is when I expect to see them on the Tablo.

The highest resolution of the Tablo is 1080, which requires 10Mbps bandwidth. Wireless AC and ethernet at 100Mbps are more than enough to handle up to 6 streams. Adding a “higher speed” adapter would result in higher costs, and very little benefit.

However, when ATSC 3.0 is up and running, and Tablo comes out with new hardware to utilize it, to utilize 4k streaming (25Mbps per stream), they will probably have to upgrade to 1Gbps and wireless AX.

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