I have a small dedicated wifi network setup specifically to carry a multicast multimedia package.. no other use (no web or other data on this network, due to the arrangement)..
The issue I've found is that clients are not receiving a true multicast transmission - they're actually receiving unicast from the AP.
Some APs have options to "convert Multicast to Unicast", as supposedly it raises the QoS of the packet to a faster delivery.when I turn this off, the packet delay is FAR higher for any device/all devices...
However, as I need to deliver the multicast to more clients (dozens), i need it to truly multicast (ie., 1 RF transmission transmitting the entire packet to dozens of clients).
My clients are listening for the multicast port, but i need the AP to actually multicast/broadcast the packet..
How can this be accomplished? I've looked at various 'open source' options (OpenWRT etc), but am unsure how to actually configure APs to accomplish this.