A quick question: I've just ordered PlusNetTV and have the ZyXEL NBG4604 from PlusNet when I was on the FTTC trials. From what understand "multicast" is required. I note that the Sagem 2704N router they are sending me does not gave Gigabit LAN ports, whereas the ZyXEL router does. I am therefore reluctant to change it over as I have a hard wired LAN with NAS and often transfer large files around the network etc. I have checked the router and enabled mulicast (screenshot attached), and have done an ifconfig as below: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:95:03:20 inet addr:192.168.1.49 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:3303873 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:3736656 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:2289433394 (2.1 GiB) TX bytes:549811733 (524.3 MiB) lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) It seems that I am multicast enabled but is this compatible with PlusNetTV? Many thanks in advance
Well I finally answered my own question... It is not compatible! I have now had PlusNetTV for a few days running off the PN supplied Sagem 2704n router, but retaining the ZyXEL as the WiFi and main router as it has a 1Gb LAN (the Sagem does not). Also keeping the ZyXEL has avoided re-configuring the devices that I have with fixed IP addresses on my LAN. I just had to reconfigure the Sagem DHCP pool of addresses to avoid clashing. Interestingly though since PN TV has been on my FTTC line I am seeing a 8 to 10 meg increase in the download speeds on the line!