if you have used some IPTV apps such as the Deco app you may have seen settings for VLAN IPTV but you are not sure what the heck it means. Well, we are about to break down the differences between IPTV and VLAN settings.
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What Is VLAN?
VLAN (virtual local area network) is a network setup that allows you to split your home network using network switches.
Using VLAN you can connect your ethernet cable to a switch as input then the switch can have 7 even to 20 port outputs where you can connect ethernet devices to it.
Using VLAN can help isolate different devices you have connected to your home network such as IPTV devices which can allow you to easily troubleshoot any IPTV issues related to your home network.
What Is IPTV?
While IPTV doesn’t need any introduction it’s a way to watch TV channels and online content from a host of different devices you own.
IPTV can be supplied by an IPTV provider or any other leading cable or satellite provider who has made their services digital.
IPTV runs over the internet and is accessible from anywhere across the globe as long as you have access to a stable internet connection.
What Are The Differences Between IPTV And VLAN?
IPTV is a service that provides TV channels and online content to your device over the internet whereas VLAN is a home network set up to extend your home networking including ethernet switches.
So when you see anything to do with VLAN settings in IPTV apps it’s referring to your home network setup if you are using ethernet switches and different ports on switches.
The Three Types Of Different VLAN
You can find 3 different VLAN modes which are:
- MTU VLAN (Multi-Tenant Unit VLAN)
- Port Based VLAN
- 802.1Q VLAN
You will need to choose the correct mode for your home VLAN virtual local area network setup.
So if you come across any VLAN settings within your IPTV app or IPTV device you will know what it is and what the difference is now.