Until BT Sport came along yesterday (1st Aug) then my BT Infinity 2 Broadbroad & Yourview set-up worked fine. For 3 months now I've replaced the BT HomeHub3 (HH3) with a Netgear N900 / WNDR4500 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router in my LAN configuration with no problems encountered.
However, with the N900 Router set-up I now get 'IPC6023' error code and blank screen on my BT YouView box when selecting one of the internet channels (BT Sport1, BT Sport2, ESPN and their HD alternatives).
Digging into the Netgear N900 user manual then I've now cleared the "Disable IGMP Proxying" flag under WAN Setup, as apparently "IGMP Proxing allows a computer on the LAN to receive the multicast traffic it is interested in from the internet." I thought this configuration setting would enable it all to work but no joy - still the same problem encountered.
To fault find then I've isololated the N900 Router by temporarily replacing it with the HH3. All the BT Sport/ESPN internet channels and wired/wireless internet connectively now work fine with the HH3 connected, so no problems with the rest of my home network/configuration.
Please can you offer any advice on router settings which are needed for my Netgear N900 router to enable BT Sport multicast transmissions to work with a BT Youview box. Thanks.
Thanks legitimise_sailing for the solution options.
I'm hope that BT have not engineered their BT Sport solution so that only BT-supplied HomeHub components can be used instead of alternative 3rd party networking equipment.
I really don't want to bin my quality Netgear router
Does anyone else have any experience of successfully using the Netgear N900 / WNDR4500 router in conjunction with BT Sport and a BT youview box ?
Im using a WNDR4500 to access BT Sport on line. Only 'issues' Im having are down to BT's uses and non testing of silverlight.
However, Im not using a BT Vission box. It sounds like BT have put some nasty code in there to only work with the homehub!
I raised a customer support query on this with Netgear.
There response is as follows:
"Netgear WNDR4500/N900 does not support IP multicast."
That's not a lot of use....
Many thanks 'curiousfellow' & 'alderpoint' for your helpful replies. Looks likes my good Netgear router will remain unused unless Netgear provide a software upgrade to support IP multicast The BTHomeHub3 could be doing something odd to make it work. I may need to wait until the HomeHub5 is released at the end of the year and see if I can upgrade.
Many thanks Kemaleon for your advice and help. This explains why I couldn't succeed beforehand.
Recently I too have managed to secure a BT HH5 (Home Hub 5) and my set up is now working fine, albeit I had to pay the delivery charge to BT for the new box. 'tis a pity my Netgear N900 router is now redundant but the HH5 does seem to over equivalient feature/functions for my needs.
Fortunately I don't have a requirement at this stage for port forwarding.