Setting up IPTV using RUTX10 router

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Introduction

Nowadays almost all people around the globe uses IPTV which is provided through their internet service provider. In a lot of cases, ISP (internet service provider) insist that you should use their router. The problem with those routers is that the usage of them is limited but you want to have more functionality then they provide. You start using other routers, but you can’t get IPTV to work. The question is how to do that? In this tutorial we want to show how it’s easy to set up IPTV using RUTX series routers.

Overview

Prerequisites

In this configuration example we will going to use a RUTX series router. It can be RUTX08, RUTX09, RUTX10 or RUTX11 router model. The most important here is the ISP. Your ISP should provide IPTV service and you should have the IPTV service enabled.

Important: If the IPTV service isn’t enabled for you, this tutorial will not help you.

Network topology

IPTV-schema-rutx-v2.png

Suggestions

Before you start we recommend to watch this quick start guide video how to set up your router for work.

Step1: Configure WAN

To get started, first you need to login on to your router. You can do this by typing your router’s IP address into your web browser’s url bar. By default your IP address should be 192.168.1.1. If the IP address is correct, you should see a web page like in the picture below.

Rutx login page v1.jpg

In this page you have to enter your Username and Password to login on to your router.


After login in to your router, you need to set up your WAN. To find WAN configuration, you need to navigate to “Network→WAN”. You should see a web page like in the picture below.

Rutx wan settings page v1.jpg

How to set up your WAN configuration can be found here.

Step 2: Configure VLANs

When WAN configuration is done, it’s time to configure VLAN’s. VLAN configuration can be found by navigating to “Network→VLAN”. You should see a page like in the picture below.

Rutx vlan settings page v1.jpg


Now press the “ADD” button, which is located in the “VLANS ON SWITCH0” section.

Rutx add vlan section v1.png

A new row should appear in the “VLANS ON SWITCH0” section.

Rutx vlan switch section before v1.jpg


  • Now lets configure the new added VLAN:
    1. Change the ID of VLAN to your ISP VLAN ID on which IPTV is working
    2. Change your desired LAN port to "untagged"
    3. Change WAN port to "tagged"
    Rutx vlan switch section after v1.jpg
  • After changing the values press the "SAVE & APPLY" button for our configuration to take effect.


    NOTICE:

    Different ISP will provide IPTV service on different VLAN ID. In our case the ID number is 6.

    The “untagged” port can be only one in the column.


    VLAN configuration is now done. If you need a more detailed explanation about VLANs, you can find it here.

    Step 3: Configure LAN

    After configuring VLAN, the desired port does not have an IP address because now that port is using a new interface which has no configuration yet. You can configure the interface through LAN configuration page. The LAN configuration page can be found by navigating to “Network→LAN”.

    Rutx lan settings page before v1.jpg


  • Now lets add an interface for the new added VLAN:
    1. Write your desired name for the interface in the "NAME" field
    2. Select the new created interface from the interface list. It should be named like this eth0.<VLAN_ID>
    3. Click the "ADD" button
    Rutx add lan interface v1.jpg

  • You will be redirected to LAN configuration page:
    1. Click the "SWITCH PROTOCOL" button
    Rutx switch lan protocol v1.jpg

  • After changing the protocol a more detailed configuration page should appear:
    1. Change the IP address of your interface into your desired one
    2. Select the necessary netmask for your subnet
    3. Enable DHCP server
    Rutx configure lan interface v1.jpg
  • After changing the values press the "SAVE & APPLY" button for our configuration to take effect.


    After saving the configuration, you should be redirected to main LAN page.

    Rutx lan settings after v1.jpg


    If you need a more detailed explanation about LANs, you can find it here.

    Step 4: Configuration testing

    When WAN, VLAN and LAN configuration is done, it’s time to connect your STB to the router. Don’t forget, you need to connect your STB to that port that was selected in the VLAN section. If you did everything as it was written, by this time you should have been started enjoying your IPTV. Good watching.

    Conclusion

    It is easy to change the router provided by your ISP to a router from RUTX series. You only need to know the VLAN ID, which is usually specified on ISP website.