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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Tue 15-Sep-15 15:25:44
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Multicast


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I've had the Billion 7800n for a while now but wanted to ask;

What should I set the Wireless Multicast Rate to (30, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240, 270, 300Mbps)?

Many thanks in advance...
Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Wed 16-Sep-15 15:01:28
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Can anyone assist? It's currently set at 30Mbps, should I change this (is higher better)?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 16-Sep-15 15:11:20
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If you are doing streaming at above 30 Mbps then setting higher might help e.g. streaming from a local NAS, but otherwise having it set too high can affect standard web browsing activity.

So for the majority people setting it to low 30 Mbps value is fine.

Its one of those lovely - it depends on what you are doing with the wireless network settings.

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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Fri 18-Sep-15 12:11:29
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Many thanks, i'll leave as it is.

Connection is only used for PC/PS4 gaming and general browsing via other devices.

I read that the higher you set it, it can decrease your wifi range. Is this true?

I fail to understand why this would be the case, unless setting higher uses more power limiting the wifi output...

Thanks again.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 18-Sep-15 14:41:57
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It can reduce the usable range and is all about making sure that things like video streaming can work reliably at those bit rates, and really 4K does not need more than 25 Mbps, but some people might stream uncompressed material from a local NAS and so it may be worthwhile for them.

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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Sun 20-Sep-15 15:07:03
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Many thanks...
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