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YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

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YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

Hi All,
Was just wondering if anyone has managed to get YouView / Plusnet TV working using a pfSense box as the router. We've just signed up and I'd rather keep pfSense, rather than switch down to the PN router / find an alternative!
Thanks in advance,
Daniel
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

couple of threads here that might be of some use:
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=100444.0
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=100464.msg560476#msg560476
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

It's been a while Tongue
Thanks for the links - I've already come across them but thought no harm done posting here on the off chance Smiley Once I can get to the TV I'll be able to see if I can get it going!
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

You might want to try PM'ing Plusnet staffer Darkfire as he is using pfsense and he may have more information about using iptv (Plusnet TV) and pfsense.
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

I have the RETAIL (i.e. non-Plusnet) Humax DTR-T2000 YouView+ HD Digital TV Recorder and am running pfSense v2.2.6.
EVERYTHING on the YouView box works without fiddling with pfSense 'IGMP proxy', etc.
Not having the Plusnet package of additional channels, I can't comment whether there are routing issues with those.
Certainly all the standard catch-up players work as expected, as does the Netflix player, and the "scroll back" channel guide.
IF there are pfSense 'IGMP proxy' issues with Plusnet TV (using current pfSense v2.2.6), it may be worth waiting a few weeks to upgrade, as the imminent pfSense v2.3 is (today) 95% complete and already includes the updated and latest revision of the 'IGMP proxy' (see 'Todo #4672'), which reportedly resolves issues with IPTV.
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

Yeh, catch up etc was working ok through PFSense, but not the additional channels. Have put the PN router into place now, with the youview box + pfsense connected to that, then everything else behind pfsense and all seems good so far, but will keep an eye out for 2.3 and possibly switch back round if that works!
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

Have you subscribed to the pfSense "Announce" mailing list, so you get a notification of when new releases appear ?
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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

I have now Smiley
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So.... After having pfSense and YouView working perfectly for quite some time, I've been meaning to post up what I did to get it working. Of course the parent's were happy, I wasn't getting any grief and had other things to do... This weekend I did a update on the pfSense box, and it promptly stopped working.

Cue much frustration at my earlier lack of documenting what I'd done to fix!

 

After battling with it most of last night I gave up and came back with a clear head this morning. I'm now almost there with getting it working by following: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=74126.0

 

However after a few minutes I get the dreaded IPC6023 error. Restarting the IGMP Proxy service on the pfSense box and it springs back to life! I had this just before I got it working last time around, and managed to find a patched IGMP Proxy that didn't crash every few minutes.

Sooo I'm now off to hunt for that file! (As an aside, I *think* the issue with the IGMP Proxy has been fixed in pfSense 2.4+, however I'm currently stuck running 2.3.5 from a USB stick as having recently moved out I don't have the stuff here to reinstall the internal SSD and nanoBSD support has been dropped in 2.4)

 

I'll post up again if / when I find the elusive file!

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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

OK, Ignore what I said about IGMP Proxy crashing... Changing channels also kicks it back into action. *Goes to dig through firewall rules*

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Re: YouView / PlusNet TV + pfSense

OK, looks like I've been a double numpty. Forgot to check Allow IP Options on one of the rules. Fingers Crossed...