Multicast Rate

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by ColH, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. ColH

    ColH New Around Here

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    Hi,
    I notice that this option has 'Disable' through to '54'.
    However the pop-up help for this item recommends it be set to 'Auto' which as far as I can see doesn't exists as an option.

    Should this be available?

    Thanks,

    Colin

    (Edit) this is on an N66U with Merlin's latest firmware.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
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  3. joegreat

    joegreat Very Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I had the same question: What do the values for the Multicast Rate mean?
    Some are the same between 2.4GHz and 5GHz, but some more options in 2.4GHz.

    Any explanation available? :confused:

    Thank you for your kind feedback!
    With kind regards
    Joe :cool:
     
  4. chikimonke

    chikimonke New Around Here

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    I'd like to give this a bump, as I am also curious about the lack of auto.
     
  5. Stimpy

    Stimpy Occasional Visitor

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    I wouldn't mind betting that this is a spelling mistake.

    For instance, log out of the router gui and read what it says! That's been in there from day one!
     
  6. baltosml

    baltosml Occasional Visitor

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    Minimum connection speed to recieve multicast packets

    My understanding of this setting(Multicast Rate) is to tell the router how strong a wireless connection a client needs to have in order to receive multicast packets. If a client has a weak wireless signal, you might want them to only be sent traffic that they requested, instead of also including multicast packets.

    If I had a streaming TV signal, I might change the Multicast Rate to something higher so as not to bog down the weaker connections.

    This would be why Auto is not an option.

    Edit: My earlier post confused Broadcast (ie. mDNS) and Multicast. Here is a helpful link on that:
    http://www.inetdaemon.com/tutorials/internet/ip/addresses/unicast_vs_broadcast.shtml
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013

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