IGMP Multicast For BT IPTV



  • Hi - I am a newbie so please bear with me.
    I am trying to implement BT (British Telecom) IPTV utilising IGMP / Multicast.
    Am running PfSense version 2.3.4
    My hardware config is : Internet>BTOpenreach Modem>Pfsense 2.3.4 Router>Switch>BT Youview Box
    I have been trying for 2 days to get this to work without success.

    From what I have gathered I need to :-
    1 Create a secondary interface on the WAN NIC
    2 Configure the IGMP Proxy service with a upstream and a downstream interface
    3 Create firewall rule to allow UDP on the secondary WAN Interface (1 above)

    I have done all this but it does not work. I there anything else I need to do.

    Can anyone furnish me with the settings for the above items.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards Joe



  • I am trying to implement BT (British Telecom) IPTV utilising IGMP / Multicast.

    I would suggest you at first to find out what type of IGMP version you will really need. We have two versions here
    in Germany and they are both different each from another. Perhaps you will ask your ISP at first about that!

    • The old entertain (version 1) needs IGMP v2 (version 2) proxy or snooping
      This can be solved with pfSense alone
    • The actual entertain (version 2) needs IGMP v3 (version 3) proxy or snooping and PIM (routing)!
      This can be not solved by pfSense alone, you will need PIM (routing) able to get by Raspberry PI 3.0 and Linux or a small MikroTik router

    For PIM routing you will need a small Raspberry PI 3.0 or a small MikroTik router that will be able to solve your problem.