Question regarding Tomato RAF, IPTV and wireless client

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Mysteron, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Mysteron

    Mysteron Networkin' Nut Member

    I'm currently using Tomato-RAF-K26USB-1.28.8703MIPSR1-8MB-VPN on my Asus WL500Gpv2. I can receive IPTV from my ISP and with the firewall set to allow multicasts, everything works as expected. However, when I launch the TV viewing application (a customised version of VLC) on my wired desktop PC, my wireless laptop looses it's connection. Close the application and the connection returns.

    I'm sure this is just a configuration issue but I'm not sure where to look. I have seen the multicast rate option in Advanced/Wireless and that is set to Auto.

    The wireless connection is an 802.11G

    I'd be grateful for any advice for helping to resolve this. Also, is there a better way to configure the router, other than just allowing multicasts, as it seems a bit all or nothing.

  2. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Would you test 9005 release please. It's available in my site, Beta RAF area.

    Feedback is appreciated ...
  3. Mysteron

    Mysteron Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the reply. I didn't get a chance to try the 9005 build but I've just installed the 9006 and the problem remains. Is there some configuration I need to perform to stop the multicasts dropping the notebooks connection, when the TV application is run on the desktop?

  4. Mysteron

    Mysteron Networkin' Nut Member

    If anyone has any ideas about how to troubleshoot this, or any suggestions for a work-around, I'd be most grateful.

  5. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    i have a similar setup. my solution was to isolate any devices that *need* to get the iptv via multicast/igmp to their own bridge interface with a different ip address than the regular br0 interface that contains both the other LAN ports and the wifi.

    as broadcast packets don't cross subnets, this eliminates the "broadcast-spam" clogging the wifi.

    if you're accessing udp streams controlled by igmp and have tomato's igmpproxy running, you'll need to have a proxy like udpxy running on your tomato to access the streams from your regular subnet.

    i wrote an article on my specific setup some time ago:

    there was quite a bit of configuration that was necessary for my specific setup, you may be able to restrict yours to what is under "IPTV configuration" (this details splitting off one of the router's lan ports to a different subnet). also note that the original article is in german, and you may want to look at the original for non-screwed-up(/translated) commands:
  6. Mysteron

    Mysteron Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the reply and the information. I'll see where that takes me :)
  7. kaiser

    kaiser Networkin' Nut Member

    Any luck with your problem, Mysteron? I'm in the same boat. Installed Shibby mod on my E2000 today and WiFi dies as soon as I turn on IPTV.

    Edit: everything sorted by playing with settings a bit.
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