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PlusNetTV on ZyXEL NBG4604

ashgeo
Grafter
Posts: 93
Registered: 24-07-2008

PlusNetTV on ZyXEL NBG4604

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
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ashgeo
Grafter
Posts: 93
Registered: 24-07-2008

Re: PlusNetTV on ZyXEL NBG4604

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!