Mag 254 IPTV Set Top Box Support and FAQ
Troubleshooting your MAG256 IPTV system
The main reason for poor IPTV picture quality or frozen screen is a your internet connection drooping packets, or high latency, all off which will affect the operation and picture quality when watching any IPTV services. Unlike using your PC, TV streaming needs a good, stable internet service, and just because your internet is supper fast and you can surf the web fine on your PC, it dos not mean your internet service is working without any problems.
Your Set-Top Box will work with a stable ADSL connection of 1.5Mbps or more. Please test your speed Via an internet speed checker and a PING test. If you need to improve your service please contact your internet service provider, has this is outside of our control.
PLAYBACK BUFFERING AND FREEZING
One of the biggest things you need is a good Internet connection with a minimum broadband speed of 1.5Mbps to 2.5Mbps (megabits per second), However 99% of all viewing problems are internet speed problems that are losing data packets, something which we have no control over. You may have a 10Mbps, but if the service is dropping packets you will have a problem, speed is not everything!
Also if you are running your IPTV box on a WiFi internet connection this can be problematic in its self. We strongly recommend increasing the Buffer time in the settings to 15 seconds, this will delay the program playing by 15 seconds, but its worth doing. If you need help with this just drop us an email, and we will be happy to help.
The worldwide internet comes with no guarantees about performance, and a vast number of things can delay a streaming video or TV programs. There can be problems with the number of hops that the data takes on the way to your internet service provider (ISP), and with the "traffic shaping" system your ISP probably employs. There can be further problems with your broadband router if its fairly old.
If you are unable to access any channels
Make sure your Mag 254 IPTV set top box is turned on. (this could save you some embarrassment.)
Make sure your main Internet connection is not down.
Check your TV is connected to the Mag 254
Check that your Channel hosting subscription has not expired.
Perform a reboot of your router, if this fixes the problem we recommend you check to see if there is a Manufacturer software update for your router.
Reboot your Mag 254 IPTV Set Top Box, and then wait for a few minutes for the box to log back in and perform any updates.