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Deploying Multicast Shared Services

The Instant On solution supports a variety of multicast shared services, which are typically performing streaming of content from a phone, tablet or laptop to a connected TV or speakers.

The devices and multicast services can be discovered and accessed by both wired and wireless clients based on the network VLAN ID. For more information, see List of Supported Services.

Multicast services can be configured in one of the following modes:

Private Network Mode

To detect services available on the same network (Same VLAN):

The networks can be configured either as employee network or guest network.

Devices offering the service and clients using the service must be connected to the same Wi-Fi Network or different networks with same VLAN ID.

The IP and network Assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). You can assign a different network if required by your local network. For information on IP and network settings, see IP and Network Assignment.

The Network Access setting can be set to Unrestricted access .For more information, see Employee Network.

 

You can also configure Network Access setting to Restricted access to use the service offered by devices but need to specify the IP address.

To detect services available on the other networks (Cross VLAN):

The networks must be configured as an Employee network.

Devices offering the service and clients using the service can be connected to other employee networks with the different VLAN ID.

The IP and network assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default).For information, see IP and Network Assignment.

The Network Access setting of employee network must be set to Unrestricted access. The clients connected to guest network can use shared services from employee network when its network access is set to Unrestricted access , IP and network assignment settings is set to Same as local network and service is allowed to access. In the case of guest network, services available on other networks will not be detected. For more information, see Employee Network.

 

Multicast services on Guest networks or Employee networks configured with the option Specific to this network are not supported if devices offering the service and clients using the service are located on different VLAN.

You can also configure Network Access setting to Restricted access to use the service offered by devices but need to specify the IP address.

   

Router Mode

To detect services available on the same network (Same VLAN):

The networks can be configured either as employee network or guest network.

Devices offering the service and clients using the service must be connected to the same Wi-Fi Network or different networks with same VLAN ID.

The IP and network Assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). You can assign a different network if required by your local network. For information on IP and network settings, see IP and Network Assignment.

The Network Access setting must be set to Unrestricted access.For more information, see Employee Network.

Alternatively, if an AP11D is used as the primary Wi-Fi router, the clients and services connected to ports E1, E2, E3 are also supported. In the case of wired network, , the cross-vlan services will always be able to access.

To detect services available on the different networks (Cross VLAN):

The network must be configured as employee network.

Devices offering the service and clients using the service can be connected to other employee networks with the different VLAN ID.

The IP and network assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). For more information, see IP and Network Assignment.

The Network Access setting of employee networks must be set to Unrestricted access (default) . The clients connected to guest network can access shared services from employee network when its network access is set to Unrestricted access and IP and network assignment settings is set to Same as local network. For more information, see Employee Network.

 

Multicast services on Guest Networks or located on the WAN uplink are not supported.

Examples

Following are some of the examples for deploying multicast services:

Private network mode with a combination of wired and wireless clients and services.

Router mode with clients and services on same wireless network.

Router mode with clients and services on same wired network.

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