I currently subscribe to a mediaroom IPTV service provider and they currently use an actiontec v1000H as the residential gateway. Although the router itself is a pretty solid piece of hardware the service provider has there own firmware on this gateway and needless to say it is atrocious. I decided after living with it for the last few months I would look into getting a better router and throw an alternative firmware on it like dd-wrt or tomato, I found some info on how a guy got his dd-wrt setup with T Home in hungary (which is mediaroom) and so I took the plunge and bought an asus RT-N16, his workaround isn't the greatest and it just would not work for me so I dumped dd-wrt and looked to tomatousb, I flashed to newest 54 build and set it up as I wanted it and it seemed to work great but every 10hrs or so I would completely lose the wireless, it would still broadcast but it would not connect. I would turn off wireless save it reenable it save it and it would be good to go for another 10hrs. suddenly this evening I lost wireless and tried to disable/reenable the wireless and it would not work, I checked everything and finally the only way I could get it to connect to the wireless was to disconnect the vdsl modem from the router. Looks like I am having the same problem with the multicast killing the wireless as I had with dd-wrt. Is there any hope on the horizon??? I HATE this stupid gateway and would love to use my rt-N16 with tomatousb but as it stands it is more useless to me then the providers gateway in this state. Are the problems related to the kernel being beta or is it the igmpv3 implementation? any info to help me understand this problem is appreciated. Thanks
Date: 08 Feb 2011 02:04
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thanks for the reply teddy,
I had that option enabled when I first had it going with tomato but that was when I was getting the wireless loss ever 10hrs or so. after that I don't know what happened as my configuration never changed but nothing I could doing except for removing the multicast traffic would get my wireless back on. I am back on the crappy gateway my provider supplied for now just to get tv and wireless back, may give it another go here tomorrow.
Well I went back to the newest version of DD-wrt and seperated my wlan from my lan and created a new bridge and now everything is working great except for getting local pc names in my network neighbourhood. not a bigg though.
Thanks again for the help
Thank you teddybear! Did not realize that option was there. My workaround had been assigning the iptv to its own vlan and only enabling multicast on that vlan. This is much nicer, thanks again! After setting this up on my router, i also noticed that ondemand video did not work. After a long conversation with the ISP rep, he let it slide that ondemand will only work if you use the ISP's DNS servers (ick) so i came across this thread for assigning certain clients specific DNS servers: