My new tablo 4 tuner will not broadcast the Tablo_xxxx SSID. No matter what I do I cannot see it listed in available networks on pc, iPad, smartphone, android tablet.
From an iPad or browser go to my.TabloTV.com. then hit add via WiFi. If your Tablo is in range it should connect cis direct WiFi connection to tablet or PC… It will then allow u to join the Tablo to the network via the networks ssid. Did u try that already?
Yes I have tried the WiFi steps. Wired works fine. I then proceed to disconnect the Ethernet cable, press the blue reset quickly and let the Tablo reboot. LED flashes slowly on the front. I go to the Ipad app, even tried Android app, and choose add WiFi. Nothing shows up in any wireless list. Even tried Wifi Analyzer to see if I could see the SSID and nothing. Beginning to think I have a bad device. Are there any ways to force the WiFi on?
@TabloSupport I submitted a ticket on this issue. Do you have any suggestions as to what would cause the device to not broadcast its SSID?
I’m confused, why are you trying to hook into the Tablo_XXXX SSID if you already have it connected via Ethernet? Wouldn’t you just use your home’s wifi at that point? I thought the Tablo_XXXX is only used if setting up with out wifi at all. Since you already have tablets, I assume you already have a Wifi network that is probably stronger/faster than anything the Tablo has built in.
I was going to ask something similar. Whats the practical application of having tablo broadcast wifi?
This is pretty common now. My Roku and Chromecast all broadcast wifi. To put them on your home network, you have to have a device like a tablet or laptop connect to the media devices network. That gets you into to the media device’s setup screen, and from there you can enter your main network settings.
@guck11 If you’ve already connected via Ethernet, you won’t need to go through the Wifi setup process. You’re not adding a
I have the same problem. I tried setting up the Tablo via my Nexus 10. Tablo android app kept crashing every time I entered the WiFi password. After the second crash, it just stopped showing up in my WiFi list. I cannot get it back. Tried web app also. Nothing. Brand new 4-tuner just arrived yesterday. Very disappointed.
P.S. I did not connect via Ethernet. Wifi only attempt. Have tried resetting Tablo. Have tried unplugging Tablo. Nada. I have no way to connect via wired network. There’s a doorway in the way.
What happens if you hold down power button on back of Tablo until it starts blinking faster and faster and faster to solid (performing a factory reset). And then us a web browser not an android tablet to setup via WiFi?
Odd. Can u maybe try one more time and follow these steps (this I’d how I got WiFi to work for my dad)
- Disconnect Ethernet
- Long hold reset until light blinks fast and then turns solid blur. (10 seconds I think before light starts bli king faster)
- Let Tablo completely reboot and power up
- From a chrome browser open an incognito Window and go to my.tablotv.com.
- On bottom below where Tablo to connect to populate there is a blue link that says add via WiFi.
Purpose on #4 is to make sure you aren’t connecting to some wonky cache in chrome…
See if that works.
Device u are connecting from I think … THINK… Has to have WiFi on it and turned on. I.e.a laptop. I could be wrong on that though.
guck11, I have submitted a support ticket. I sure hope there’s some sort of fix for this. I don’t want to start over with looking for a DVR.
How long does it take for Tablo support to respond to tickets??
They are good at getting back. They have responded to me within a few hours of submitting. @MsMetaP I gave them a heads up that you were reporting same issue on the message board. So they will get back with you.