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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 2019-08-24, 02:04 PM
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My Asus GT-AC5300 router doesn't have the "Enable efficient multicast forwarding" function. How important is this feature? Is it essential for this setup to work?

Originally Posted by tehPr0fess0r View Post
IPTV tab settings in RT-AC56U config:
ISP Profile: None
STB port: None
DHCP routes: Microsoft
Enable multicast routing: Enabled
Enable efficient multicast forwarding: Enabled
UDP Proxy(Udpxy): 0
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 2019-08-26, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by clowrym View Post
One last post I think! After a few days of testing, everything seemed to be working good for 2-3 days, then back to loosing signal after 10-15 seconds until a channel change, where it would be the same problem....

I ended up having to get a 5 port netgear GS105E (supports IMGP snooping / Multicast) to separate my STB's from My network. I expect It may have had to do with my Procurve 1810G not supporting management of multicast, From what i've read my previous issue with loosing signal on any given channel after about 10-15sec was related to the Multicast stream starting, since I've added the second switch and moved my IPTV to a single port on the AC-3100, everything seems to be running smooth again, the PVR & STB's have IP's outside of my network.
Hi @clowrym Thanks for sharing your experience. Just wondering in your final setup, are you able to watch all the "in-home only" channels on your Optik TV app when connected to your own router?

Somehow from my testing, putting the STB on its separate vLAN means losing access to the "in-home" shows on Optik TV app when connected to own router.
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 2019-10-28, 04:26 PM
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I've never used this with Optik, so I can't comment on whether I can connect. I will set it up and try it out when I get home.

On your previous post, I have an RT-AC5300 that does show the multicast forward option, Its kind of odd they would have it removed on your model
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