Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05.03.2013, 08:47
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baden area
Posts: 231
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 266 Times in 111 Posts
chrisIDS has earned the respect of manychrisIDS has earned the respect of manychrisIDS has earned the respect of many
Sunrise IPTV - swamps WLAN

Hello Forum,

Just posting this here to see if any network tecchies can help.

In our house, we have installed a full CAT6 network with 20 data points throughout. CAT7 cables from all the datapoints lead to a 24 port patch panel and unmanaged switch in a rack in the cellar. This is linked to a Fritz!box 7390 ADSL modem on LAN port 1. This modem has a WLAN access point, and there is another access point installed upstairs.

The Sunrise IPTV box is, rather unsurprisingly, installed by the television. In addition, there is a PS3, AV receiver and a couple of computers connected directly. WLAN is used for pads, laptop and phones.

All works very well indeed, until one evening we could not access the WLAN; connection was possible, but not authentication and usage.

Spent hours trying to find out why - is someone accessing our network and swamping it? The lights on the access points and switch were showing huge activity.

I used Wireshark (network protocol analyser) to see what the data was, and it turns out it is the multicast IPTV packets for the Sunrise box that are swamping the network. We turned the box off, and the WLAN accessibility returned and the activity went down to somewhat normal levels.

A workaround is to have the Sunrise IPTV box connected to the second LAN port on the Fritz!box (this has a 4-port hub built in to it) and this prevents the multicast packets from swamping the rest of the network. Fine, but you need to know that one of the outputs on the 2-port wall socket is ONLY for the Sunrise box; swap them around and you have a swamped network again.

I want to eliminate this workaround, though. More, I want to find out how we can have the IPTV box and everything else playing together nicely on the same switch.

Any ideas/experiences on how to achieve this ? I have a feeling I should have bought a managed switch instead of a 'brain-dead' switch...
__________________
- Thanks
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05.03.2013, 08:50
1SIX1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Howay Doon Sooth!
Posts: 657
Groaned at 24 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 667 Times in 316 Posts
1SIX1 has earned the respect of many1SIX1 has earned the respect of many1SIX1 has earned the respect of many
Re: Sunrise IPTV - swamps WLAN

Managed switch and VLANs. Or a better-behaved box. Or get WLAN and plug into the LAN using the WAN connection.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank 1SIX1 for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 07.03.2013, 12:38
esto's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bern, baby, Bern
Posts: 1,243
Groaned at 13 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 942 Times in 440 Posts
esto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sunrise IPTV - swamps WLAN

I don't quite understand your setup, and I'm not familiar with Sunrise TV, but I do know that with some "triple play" ISP's (internet, voice, TV) do require specific ports for each service to be used on their modems due to the fact they separate the services with different VLAN's.

eg. IPTV may be only on Port 1 with VLAN 101, VOIP may be on port 2 with VLAN 102, and internet may be on port 3 with VLAN 103.

I don't know if this applies exactly to you, but something to keep in mind. Usually the ISP will tell you this however when they send you the modem or do initial install. (PS- you can check to see what VLAN is on what port with Wireshark)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank esto for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 07.03.2013, 13:16
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,999
Groaned at 214 Times in 128 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sunrise IPTV - swamps WLAN

Try to segment your network... use 10.0.0.x for TV etc and 10.0.1.x for WLAN traffic.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Upthehatters2008 for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 07.03.2013, 19:49
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baden area
Posts: 231
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 266 Times in 111 Posts
chrisIDS has earned the respect of manychrisIDS has earned the respect of manychrisIDS has earned the respect of many
Re: Sunrise IPTV - swamps WLAN

Thanks for the replies, will have a play around with some of your suggestions. Subnets will be the first.

Cheers!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
iptv, network, sunrise, wlan




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zattoo and Videoweb come together - IPTV telandy TV/internet/telephone 6 24.04.2013 08:58
For Sale: ZYXEL Sunrise Internet ADSL Starterkit WLAN 300 Mbps daza Items for sale 1 29.08.2012 21:26
Philippines searches swamps for kidnapped Europeans The Local Swiss news via The Local 0 06.02.2012 14:08
Cyberlinktv - IPTV Digital TV schutsim TV/internet/telephone 1 26.10.2011 12:45
Sunrise WLAN issue Grant Green TV/internet/telephone 3 08.03.2007 08:19


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0