3 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2014 1:39 PM by david

    Multicast IP Address?

    fiberman New Member

      I am using a Adtran Total Access 908e as a router handing out internal IP address using DHCP to Polycom VVX 500 phones. I want to using paging which is built into the Polycom phones by use of a Multicast IP address. How do I setup a Multicast internal IP address on the same subnet as the phones?


      Attached is the configuration screen on the Polycom's. It asks for the multicast IP address and port number.

        • Re: Multicast IP Address?
          jayh Hall_of_Fame

          This will basically just work.  The TA908e isn't involved.  Multicast is independent of the IP addressing of the TA908e (which is unicast).  You may need to configure the switches for IGMP if there is more than one switch involved but in most cases it just works.  Note that the Polycom multicast paging feature is limited to phones on the same physical LAN. 

            • Re: Multicast IP Address?
              fiberman New Member



              Just enabling the feature on the Polycoms didn't seem to work. I then enabled the following on the Adtran, and it does seem to work now:


              ip multicast-routing

              interface eth 0/1

              ip mcast-stub fixed

              ip igmp static-group


              Why did this make it work?


              Do you think there is anything on the Netgear switch I would need to configure to make it work without this command applied on the Adtran?

                • Re: Multicast IP Address?
                  david Employee



                  I'm not sure how this configuration could have helped get this application working.  The stub and static-group configuration options are generally setup to allow multicast to traverse two different routed interfaces.  You may need to make sure the switch is forwarding everything, but otherwise this might be an issue that we need to troubleshoot over the phone by calling 888-423-8726 to create an ADTRAN Technical Support ticket.  We would likely need to compare packet captures before and after applying these settings to understand the traffic pattern differences.