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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

adrewery
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When will Orbi support multicast?

Any idea when Orbi will support multicast for IPTV? Currently YouView/BTTV won't work with Orbi in router mode. I saw a thread that had a post from Netgear Support on a German Amazon comments section that send end of January. I've not seen anything official though.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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FrancesH
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

Definitely a gaping hole here. Just replaced my Linksys with ORBI. I've been tweaking Airplay for all of my appliances and stumbled into activating my Marantz 8802A that requires UDP Multicast active.

 

Hoping for Firmware upgrade very soon on this feature to be activated. Other than that, I am a happy camper with ORBI's performance, throughput, and stability. 

 

Look forward to hear the good news.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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DarrenM
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

I have checked and IGMP/IPTV support will be added in the next firmware on the router only.

 

DarrenM

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adrewery
Apprentice

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

That's great news. Any idea when the next firmware is expected to be released?
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DarrenM
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

I know its really soon do not want to give a date incase it gets pushed back.

 

DarrenM

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acapdu
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

Will it be supported later by the satellite ?

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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adrewery
Apprentice

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

The firmware update was released today. Will be testing it out shortly.

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adrewery
Apprentice

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

I still can't get BT TV or any multicast stream to work. I have the BT TV wired directly to the Orbi router. I have unticked "Disable IGMP Proxying" and have ticked "Support British telecom IGMP Proxying". I've rebooted everything several times.

 

Anyone get this working?

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FrancesH
Tutor

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

Same here. Unchecked disable IGMP Proxying, unplug and reset my Marantz 8802A. Still no dice. Airplay still not active on the Marantz alone. Other Apple devices are on.

 

The only variant here is the Marantz is direct to router and the rest are on WIFI. It was working fine with Linksys before, but it stopped working since Orbi was online.

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acapdu
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

I tried and it works. Only issue is that streaming live TV channels from BT is not flawless. Especially in 4k there are too many interruptions for watching a football game even when I see 50Mbs available on fast.com from my mobile phone.

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chrza
Guide

Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

The newest FW 1.5.0.12 should support IGMP Proxy!

http://kb.netgear.com/000037330/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-1-5-0-12

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st_shaw
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

 


@acapdu wrote:

I tried and it works. Only issue is that streaming live TV channels from BT is not flawless. Especially in 4k there are too many interruptions for watching a football game even when I see 50Mbs available on fast.com from my mobile phone.


 

Are you are trying to stream 4K over WiFi? If so, you should really run an Ethernet wire to your TV.  4K video requires a lot of data and a stable connection, so it's not a great application for WiFi.

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acapdu
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

yes I know but powerline didn't work so I thought let's give a go. It works but not enough stable. I should have put the BT plug at the correct place when I built the house...

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Hirrdgoon
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

The Orbi backhaul (if a strong connection) should be fast enough for 4k streams.

 

It depends on the content, as I am not sure what bandwidth is required for IPTV. For apps and streaming, it only needs 5-7 MB/s stable for a good 4k picture even with HDR.

 

I know this, as i am testing 4k HDR streams on my TV using a wired connection, youtuble stats for nerds states 5MB/s stream to produce the quality 4k HDR image.

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st_shaw
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

 

 


@Hirrdgoon wrote:

The Orbi backhaul (if a strong connection) should be fast enough for 4k streams.

 

It depends on the content, as I am not sure what bandwidth is required for IPTV. For apps and streaming, it only needs 5-7 MB/s stable for a good 4k picture even with HDR.

 

I know this, as i am testing 4k HDR streams on my TV using a wired connection, youtuble stats for nerds states 5MB/s stream to produce the quality 4k HDR image.


 

Ok.  So the point here is @acapdu might see better results if he can wire his TV into one of the Orbi satellite LAN ports.  Not sure if this was tried or not.

 

 

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acapdu
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

I have between 20-50 MBps but even when it's stable at 50MBps it doesn't work flawlessly. 

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acapdu
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

of course the TV is wired to the satelitte. I bought it just for that.

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FrancesH
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Re: When will Orbi support multicast?

UPDATE: The issue is resolved. Now Airplay streaming, the Marantz is online and available. A happy camper now.

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