I wanted to gain more control over my network by using a router behind the modem/router supplied by my ISP. Using the standard GUI's of all devices I was able to get everything working, however from time to time I kept on losing my internet connection. A simple off/on cycle of the router fixed it every time, yet some days I would need to that 4 times in an hour. Apparently it seems not to uncommon for my model so in trying multiple solutions to no avail, I thought I would venture into flashing OpenWRT on the router and internetwise so far so good, no more dropouts. However IPTV I have not been able to get working, whilst this was just two simple clicks on the old stock firmware.
My current setup is
Fiber to the home
ISP modem/router ExperiaBox V10 supplied by KPN, Netherlands
Brand ZTE model H369A
TPlink Archer C6 V2
modem LAN port to Archer C6 WAN port
1st floor 3rd floor
The WR1043N are simply being used as access points, running stock firmware. On this old stock firmware there is no option to use the WANport for this purpose and I do not need the physical amount of ports anyway. I.e. cable lan port from C6 to lan port WR1043N
While the Archer C6 had its stock firmware I had it placed in the DHCP range of the Experiabox, used DHCP binding + DMZ host
I simply checked these boxes in the Archer C6 and IPTV was working.
Enable IGMP Snooping and enable IGMP proxy
I have been trying to recreate the exact same setup with OpenWRT on the C6 going over multiple posts/guides but sadly no luck yet.
some further details
LAN IP 192.168.2.254
1 DNS 192.168.2.254
DHCP bind Archer C6 192.168.2.200 + DMZ bind
LAN IP 192.168.0.1
WR1043N LAN IP
1st floor 192.168.0.11 3rd floor 192.168.0.31
The STB I can no longer see in Luci, it had been visible under the Status->Overview page under "Active DHCPv6 Leases" which I deem no good as it needs to be on IPv4. It did move to " Active DHCP Leases" which I assume was good, but now it is not there.
Now the IPTV interface no longer states "Network device is not present" but the STBITV interface still does.
As I mentioned, I have gone over multiple posts these past few nights to get it to work, a few resets later, getting used to the command line interpreter and now mainly this guide here:
XS4all and probably KPN section
I managed to get to this; some output:
config interface 'lan' option type 'bridge' option ifname 'eth0.1' option proto 'static' option netmask '255.255.255.0' option ip6assign '60' option igmp_snooping '1' option ipaddr '192.168.0.1' config interface 'wan' option ifname 'eth0.2' option proto 'dhcp' config interface 'wan6' option ifname 'eth0.2' option proto 'dhcpv6' config switch option name 'switch0' option reset '1' option enable_vlan '1' config switch_vlan option device 'switch0' option vlan '1' option ports '2 3 4 5 0t' config switch_vlan option device 'switch0' option vlan '2' option ports '1 0t' config interface 'IPTV' option proto 'dhcp' option ifname 'eth0.1' option type 'bridge' option peerdns '0' option vendorid 'IPTV_RG' option defaultroute '0' config interface 'STBITV' option type 'bridge' option proto 'static' option ifname 'eth0.1' option ipaddr '192.168.0.185' option netmask '255.255.255.0' option igmp_snooping '1'
config zone option name 'lan' list network 'lan' option input 'ACCEPT' option output 'ACCEPT' option forward 'ACCEPT' config zone option name 'wan' list network 'wan' list network 'wan6' option input 'REJECT' option output 'ACCEPT' option forward 'REJECT' option masq '1' option mtu_fix '1' config zone option name 'IPTV' option input 'ACCEPT' option output 'ACCEPT' option network 'IPTV' option masq '1' option mtu_fix '1' option forward 'REJECT' config zone option input 'ACCEPT' option forward 'REJECT' option output 'ACCEPT' option name 'STBITV' option network 'STBITV' config forwarding option dest 'wan' option src 'STBITV' config forwarding option dest 'IPTV' option src 'STBITV' config forwarding option src 'lan' option dest 'wan'
config igmpproxy option quickleave 1 config phyint option network IPTV option zone IPTV option direction upstream list altnet 0.0.0.0/0 config phyint option network STBITV option zone STBITV option direction downstream
When I run the second last command from this guide; /etc/init.d/igmpproxy enable
I get a warning "1 more file(s) to edit" but I do not know to what it points.
As I am writing this there is one thing I do not recall from the old setup in stock firmware, and that is the WAN protocol type, should it be PPoE? Does that have an effect, as for now Internet has been running without any problems, yet might still be related to getting IPTV to work?
Is it something that should be done regardless? The ISP modem also states connection type PPoE.
Switching to PPoE now gives an error on the interface, "Connection attempt failed" yet internet keeps working. Though I have not rebooted it yet.
Just mentioning it should that be the first step to take, reset the whole thing, PPoE and rebuild as per the above guide with some additional pointers.
Sorry for the long post but I thought to post what I deem useful to the situation in one go and give as much insight as possible from the start. Looking forward to your advice.