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IPTV on Bamboo with a Mikrotik router

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Getting to work an IPTV decoder on a POST Bamboo access with a Mikrotik router instead of Fritz!Box has been one of my long time challenges that I never got around. But finally I got it done, here is how to reproduce it.

I used ether1 port on the Mikrotik to connect to the GPON network termination unit (NTU). As POST uses VLAN 35 as the transport VLAN, i created a vlan interface on top of ether1.

/interface vlan
add interface=ether1 name=ether1.vlan35 vlan-id=35

You will have to run the PPPoE session on top of this, but this post is about IPTV so let’s continue there. Next is to give the IPTV upstream port a source address.

/ip address
add address=10.10.10.10/24 interface=ether1.vlan35 network=10.10.10.0

This is the same IP address used by the Fritz!Box.

I dedicated ether8 port for the IPTV decoder. So you will have to add an IP address and DHCP server to that port.

/ip address
add address=192.168.188.1/24 interface=IPTV network=192.168.188.0
/ip dhcp-server
add address-pool=IPP-IPTV authoritative=yes disabled=no interface=ether8 lease-time=1d name=IPTV
/ip dhcp-server network
add address=192.168.188.0/24 gateway=192.168.188.1 ntp-server=%%%add IP address(es) of NTP server(s)%%%
/ip pool
add name=IPP-IPTV ranges=192.168.188.100-192.168.188.199

Please go to the NTP Pool to find ntp-server addresses.

Finally you will have to add an IGMP-Proxy that proxies from ether8 to ether1.vlan35

/routing igmp-proxy interface
add alternative-subnets=0.0.0.0/0 interface=ether1.vlan35 upstream=yes
add interface=ether8

And that’s all you have to do. Enjoy.

Thanks to my friend David for the indispensable help.

This setup was realised on a POST Bamboo access line with a Routerboard CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+ running RouterOS 6.38. This setup is for “Mono VC” (mono virtual channel, or single VLAN) access lines only.

4 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if you have tried skipping the NTU by using a mikrotik GPON ONT module ?
    Any idea if this might work in .lu ?

    • Yes tried it once very briefly, unfortunately I had no luck and it did not work out of the box. I have admit I just did a plug-a-see-what-happens test, I had no time to verify any specifics.

  2. Hi,
    could you please check if on your side everything is still working?
    On my IPTV Box, the stream is still OK.
    But in VLC, i get the following:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ectzMlUVhH8
    Tested in Linux and Windows

    Thanks

    • The STP still works fine. I don’t have physical access to the network where I’m testing IPTV for the next few weeks.

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