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Multicast Filtering

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Background

Whilst Songcasting in large-scale mode, Linn DS players generate significant amounts of Multicast traffic on the network. Many consumer grade network switches, including many all-in-one router/switch/WAP units will broadcast this Multicast traffic to ALL devices on the network, rather than just those which have requested it.

Problem

This Multicast traffic may cause the WAP to be overloaded

  • wireless network malfunctions and becomes unreliable
  • unable to connect to the wireless network.

Solution

  • All DS players which are participating large-scale Songcast must use wired network paths between themselves.
  • The network traffic must be filtered to ensure that Multicast traffic is not sent over the wireless network.

IGMP Snooping

This is a feature of network equipment, and may require an upgrade to the network infrastructure to operate successfully and prevent wireless network issues

WAP (or all-in-one box)

  • Enable IGMP snooping in the options

Managed Switch

  • Enable IGMP snooping in the options
  • Ensure network path between DS players and WAP go through the switch

Tested Devices

The following devices have been tested and shown to work. Note that the hardware and firmware of these devices is under the control of their respective manufacturers and may change from what was tested

  • Router/DHCP Server
    • Pakedge PK-R6F-UK
  • WAP
    • D-Link DWL3200AP (Firmare 2.55 or later)
    • Ubiquiti UniFi (Firmware 2.2.5.1080)
  • All-in-one
    • Buffalo WHR-G300N AirStation (Firmware V1.82/1.85)
    • Buffalo Airstation WZR-1166DHP
    • ZyXEL NBG-417N
    • ZyXEL NBG-4615 (Fimware 1.00(BWQ.2)C0 )
    • Billion BiPAC 6200 NXL
    • D-Link DIR-655/B (Firmware 2.00 , 12, Aug, 2010)
      • (Advanced - Enable Multicast Streams)
    • D-Link DIR-645 (Firmware v1.04)
    • Negtgear WNR2200
    • D-LINK DWR-921 (Firmware 2.00b5 used with 3G/4G to allow remote Exakt updates)
    • Ubiquiti AirRouter WiFi 2.4GHz Indoor MIMO Router
    • Netgear R6120-100 AC1200
  • Managed Switch
    • Cisco (Linksys) SLM2008
    • Cisco SG300-10 Setup example
    • ZyXEL ES-2108
    • ZyXEL GS2200
    • HP Procurve 2510-24G (J9279A)
  • Apple AirPort Extreme was tested and does NOT work

Customer/Retailer device reports

This information is supplied to Linn Products by Retailers/Customer. Linn Products has not tested any of these devices

  • Fritzbox reported having issues with Apple broadcasts and losing connections. Check Troubleshooting
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