Configuring Iptv On Tp-Link Routers
In this article, I will show with a real example how to configure IPTV on a TP-Link router. If your provider provides digital interactive television service, and you yourself configure the router, then this information will definitely be useful to you.
Almost all TP-Link routers received IPTV support. And if earlier the settings were mainly limited by the ability to enable or disable IGMP Proxy, then in new routers (firmware) it is possible to specify a separate port for the console, or configure 802.1Q Tag VLAN. You can watch IPTV over Wi-Fi on smartphones, tablets, computers, Smart TV. You can also watch TV when connected via a network cable. And if you have an IPTV set-top box, then in the router settings it’s enough to select a separate LAN port for it, which will work in bridge mode.
IPTV support is available on such models as: TP-Link TL-WR741ND, TL-WR841ND, TL-WR740N, TL-WR743ND, TL-WR720N, TL-MR3220, TL-WR1043ND, TL-WR941ND, TL-WR1042ND. But note that not for all hardware versions and firmware. The TP-Link website has a list that lists all the models, devices, and software versions that have IPTV support. You can see it at the link – http://www.tp-linkru.com/article/?faqid=518. I think the list is current. The model of your router, as well as the hardware version, can be viewed on the device itself.
If during the setup process you do not find IPTV settings in the control panel of your router, you can try updating the firmware using this instruction. If there is a new version for your router.
We will consider two options:
- IPTV setup without VLAN ID. We just specify the port for our set-top box in the TP-Link settings and everything will work. This option is suitable for almost all providers. Well, let’s check if IGMP Proxy is enabled (if you have such an item) IGMP Proxy allows you to watch TV via Wi-Fi and cable on different devices: computers, phones, tablets.
- Configure 802.1Q Tag VLAN. When you need to register a VLAN ID (it is issued by the provider)
In any case, you need to go to the web interface of the router. To do this, in the browser, go to the address 192.168.0.1, or 192.168.1.1 (you can also use tplinkwifi.net) On the authorization page, you must specify the login and password. Factory: admin and admin. Just in case, I give a link to detailed instructions: how to enter the TP-Link router settings.
In the control panel, go to the tab "Network" (Network) – "IPTV". If you have a router with a new control panel (in blue tones), then open the section "Additional settings" – "Network" – "IPTV".
I will configure on the example of TP-Link TL-WR740N.
Configuring a TP-Link router to watch IPTV (for most providers)
It is enough to check if IGMP Proxy is enabled (this item may not be), then select "Mode" – "Bridge" (this menu may also not be), and set the LAN port for connecting the console. You can select only 3, or 3 and 4.
In the new web interface, it looks like this:
Remember to save the settings. Next, we just connect the prefix to the port that was specified in the settings. Everything should work.
IPTV (802.1Q Tag VLAN) with VLAN ID on TP-Link (Rostelecom)
It is necessary to register in the VLAN ID settings for the provider Rostelecom (not always), and a couple more providers.
Before you configure, you need to know the VLAN ID value. You can find it from the support provider.
- IGMP Proxy – "Enable".
- In the router settings, select "802.1Q Tag VLAN".
- VLAN TAG for the Internet – set "Disable"
- VLAN identifier for IPTV service – prescribe the value that the provider issued.
- Set the port for IPTV.
- Save the settings.
And if you have a new control panel:
TP-Link has appeared another control panel (for example, on the TP-Link TL-WR820N) and there the IPTV settings look a little different. They are located in the section "Network" – "IPTV". First you need to select the country, or mode of operation ("Bridge" or "Specify manually") And specify the necessary VLAN parameters, or simply select the LAN port (or several) that will be used for IPTV (to connect the set-top box)
Try to select settings for "Russia". If it doesn’t work, then try to choose "Specify manually", and set the parameters that can be obtained from the provider.
If you have any questions, then leave them in the comments. We will sort it out together.