Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?

Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?
Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?
2019-10-13 14:11:57 - last edited 2019-10-21 08:52:38
Model: TL-SG105
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: No idea.

I was looking for a switch to buy to use with my 2 IPTV boxes (and regular Internet). I saw that the TL-SG105 switch (unmanaged) had support for "IGMP snooping" (my IPTV provider doesn't use VLAN). I am not a network expert (I barely know anything about networks to be honest) but I have heard that "IGMP snooping" is a good feature to have if you intend to connect IPTV to the switch... but I have also heard that some IPTV services will get their connection blocked by the switch if "IGMP snooping" is enabled. Is there any truth to this? Can I expect my two IPTV boxes to work with the TL-SG105 switch?

 

How does IGMP snooping work on an unmanaged switch anyway (I have never seen "IGMP snooping" be advertised by any other unmanaged switch so I am pretty confused)? I was under the impression that IGMP snooping only worked on managed switches. Is there a way to turn off IGMP snooping if it ends up causing issues with my IPTV (since the switch is unmangaed/non-configureable I am guessing that that is not possible)?

 

Sorry for asking many questions.

 

Thanks!

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2019-10-18 14:30:20 - last edited 2019-10-21 08:52:45

@Kevin_Z Yeah, I got the switch today and plugged it in. Everything, including IPTV, works with no problems! :)

 

Guess I was worried for nothing. 

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Re:Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?
2019-10-14 09:21:00 - last edited 3 weeks ago

@Schytheron 

 

Hello, the TL-SG105 supports IGMP Snooping V1/V2, it is enabled by default, cannot be turned off. In other word, no configuration needed for unmanaged switch.

 

As far as I know, IGMP snooping is good for IPTV feature, and managed switch does support IGMP Snooping, and it can be customized. 

 

For more information about IGMP snooping, you can refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGMP_snooping.

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?
2019-10-14 13:21:47

@Kevin_Z 

Thanks for the answer!

 

I was mainly wondering if IGMP snooping can cause issues with certain IPTV providers (I have heard that rumor before but I don't know if there is any truth to it). Is it garantueed that my IPTV will work with IGMP snooping enabled? I have heard that IGMP snooping can reject certain connection if enabled.

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Re:Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?
2019-10-18 07:06:16

@Schytheron 

 

As far as I know, there is no such feedback reported by our customers that the IGMP snooping will affect the performance of the IPTV service.

 

And per I said before, it is good for IPTV service. 

 

If you worry about that, you can order one first but confirm its return/refund policy, if it does not work, you can return it or get the refund.

 

Good day. 

 

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2019-10-18 14:30:20 - last edited 2019-10-21 08:52:45

@Kevin_Z Yeah, I got the switch today and plugged it in. Everything, including IPTV, works with no problems! :)

 

Guess I was worried for nothing. 

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Re:Is the TL-SG105 switch a good choice for IPTV?
2019-10-21 08:52:14

@Schytheron 

 

Thanks for your reply, glad to hear that it works well. 

 

If need more help in the future, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Good day. 

 

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