A typical example of setting up a digital television (IPTV) is shown in the Setting up an IPTV connection manual. But sometimes, there may be questions about connecting IPTV over Wi-Fi. For example, there is a router to which the IPTV set-top box and other home network devices are connected. Is it possible to organise a Wi-Fi connection of the TV set-top box to the router, as there is no possibility to lay a network cable?
1. If you did not configure IPTV (only IGMP Proxy is enabled on the 'Home segment' page, and in the 'IPTV service connection' field, the Internet connection is specified), just use an additional Keenetic device in Repeater/Extender or Adapter mode to connect clients.
Choose the best spot to place the additional device. You need to find a place where it receives a strong Wi-Fi signal from the Main Router. Ideally, the Extender/Adapter and the Main Router are in the line of sight.
NOTE: Important! If you organise network extension using an Extender, ensure the 'IGMP/PPPoE proxy service' system component is installed on the Extender. Otherwise, the Extender will not be able to pass multicast streams, and therefore, IPTV will not work on clients connected to the Extender.
2. If you had to select a particular TV port on the Main Router for your IPTV service (this port connects directly, in 'transparent bridge' mode, to the ISP's network via the Internet WAN port and allows the ISP to see the set-top box's MAC address). You will need two Keenetic devices, one of which will be configured in an additional Access point/Extender mode and connected with a network cable to the TV port of the Main Router. The second Keenetic will be configured in Repeater/Extender or Adapter mode, and the set-top box will be connected to it.
Generally, you can get a high-quality playback of content on the receiving client over a wireless Wi-Fi network when you are in the line of sight or within the same room as the Main Router.
If you experience unstable playback of video content, the quality of the wireless connection is probably insufficient. Refer to the following articles:
- General recommendations for Keenetic device placement for a stable and high-quality Wi-Fi network operation
- What affects Wi-Fi networks? The possible sources of interference.
- Ways to increase connection speed, bandwidth and stability of your Wi-Fi network
- How to scan a Wi-Fi network and determine the freest channel?
- How to set the antennas correctly?