I decided to try out IPTV. At times it works fine but very often almost all channels start buffering at random intervals. I want to figure out whether my ISP is to blame or whether it’s the IPTV provider that is actually causing it from an overloaded server.

I’ve tried running background speed and ping tests at the time of buffering and they always seem to be fine. Is there any network or live stream diagnostic tool that would help me with these checks? I always get a 290ms stable ping with the server.

  • What's your router model? – Tim_Stewart Feb 24 '18 at 19:02
  • TP-Link WR-941ND – Asad Moeen Feb 24 '18 at 19:09
  • Is your t.v on wireless? There isn't a way to monitor traffic on this router. Under statistics, you can enable that and record per IP info, but the information available is lacking, and most likely will not help you troubleshoot the problem. – Tim_Stewart Feb 24 '18 at 19:25
  • I would recommend setting up traffic shaping/qos, set your IPtv to the highest priority. Then if you experience issues you can then start troubleshooting your wan, wireless connection etc. – Tim_Stewart Feb 24 '18 at 19:32
  • Yes it’s on wireless and I’ve already set Bandwidth Control. I’ve even tried with a hard wired ethernet connection through my laptop but it still lags. Initially I was also blaming the wireless connection but not anymore because the stream still lags often even when wired. – Asad Moeen Feb 24 '18 at 19:34

Depending on your iptv service. If its not an authorized trusted paid service and instead one of these fly by night cheap card sharing services you would probably find they overselling there services or using cheap free streams. best way to check is try using another connection like your mobile phone and see if it gives same issues. will let you know more or less where fault is lying

  • I use Epicstream which is considered by many to be one of the best providers. Don’t know why it’s causing me issues. – Asad Moeen Feb 25 '18 at 14:04

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