Conducting Speed Test on the Livebox Instacast Encoder Device

To check the performance of the Livebox Instacast (portable hardware encoder),

 
Testing the Speed Test on the device system interface,

  • Login the Encoder Settings page.
  • Note: To access the Encoder settings page from your browser, you can use the IP visible on your Encoderdevice along with the port URL (:3978) provided by the IVB7 team. E.g., 127.0.0.1:3978
  • Go to the Speed Test column.
    speed test in the Livebox encoder
  • Click the Go button to start the Speed test.
    start the speed test
    speed test o check the upload and download speed
  • Testing the Speed Test on the device touchscreen

  • Go to the Speed Test menu and click Go.
    speed test on the Livebox Instacast hardware device
The Download and Upload speed of the Encoder device will be shown within a few seconds.

Service Monitoring in Livebox Instacast Encoder device

To Start, Stop or Restart the Livebox Instacast hardware services,

  • Go to the Service Monitoring column.
Service Monitor
  • Here you can Stop the services which are not in use or Restart the service when there occurs any issue or also to start the stopped services.
Service Monitor in Portable hardware encoder

So you can control all the services of the Livebox Instacast Encoder within this Service Monitoring.

How to Enable Wi-Fi on the Livebox Instacast Device?

Livebox Instacast is a portable and battery-operated hardware device with the in-built touchscreen facilities. The other advantage of using the Livebox Instacast device is, even in the remote areas with the least possibilities of network connectivity, you can set up this device for the live streaming just by using any available data.

So, to live stream using this Livebox Instacast without any LAN network, the foremost setting is to Turn on the Wi-Fi connection.

To turn on the Livebox Instacast Wi-Fi connection,

  • Turn on the Livebox Instacast device.
SD Encoder device from Livebox
  • On the device touch screen go to the Wi-Fi menu. 
SD Encoder device from Livebox

  • Now on your mobile device, Turn on the Wi-Fi.
  • Once you turn on the Wi-Fi, it shows the Livebox Instacast device name on your mobile Wi-Fi suggested list.
  • Select the Livebox Instacast device from your mobile Wi-Fi suggested list. And then you will be asked to provide the username and password of your Livebox Instacast hotspot.
  • So, go back to your Livebox Instacast device. On the screen of your device, turn ON the Hotspot option, and you can now get the hotspot username and password.
  • And enter the username and password in your mobile Wi-Fi settings.
  • Once the username and the password you have given is accepted, you will be provided with a gateway IP. (The hotspot function is successfully enabled)
  • Now on the browser, you can enter the gateway IP and then followed by the gateway IP, enter the port URL :3978 (e.g., 10.0.0.81:3978)
  • You will be now redirected to the Livebox Instacast login portal on your browser. In there enter the login username and password provided by the IVB7 team.
Livebox instacast login
  • Now on the Encoder Settings, go to the Wi-Fi option.
Livebox Instacast encoder device Wi-Fi settings
  • And once your Turn on the Wi-Fi, it shows you the devices that can provide you the Wi-Fi network. Out of which you can select the device from which you want the network connectivity. (You have successfully connected to the Wi-Fi network connectivity)

Note: From here you can also switch between the Wi-Fi devices according to your feasibility. But, you have to do this Wi-Fi connecting procedure once again whenever you are switching between the Wi-Fi networks.

Enabling Wi-Fi connection on the Livebox instacast encoder device
  • And the IP of the connected device will be visible on the Livebox Instacast device.
Wi-Fi settings on Livebox SD Encoder

Note: Once the Wi-Fi is connected, you can use the Wi-Fi IP along with the port URL ( :3978) to login the Encoder settings page from henceforth.

  • (Once the Wi-Fi is enabled, you can also control the Wi-Fi settings right from your Instacast device touchscreen. )
SD Encoder device from Livebox

Now once after connecting the Wi-Fi, your Encoder device is all set to do the live streaming anytime from then on.

How to Run the MTR Test on the Livebox Instacast Hardware?

To conduct the MTR test on the Livebox Instacast (portable hardware encoder),

  • Login your Encoder Settings page.
  • Go to Network Tools.
  • In the Network Tools page, enter any server name or IP address in the MTR option and then click the Check button.
MTR test
  • The server MTR results will be displayed below.
MTR status

By following these steps you can keep in track of your server response time and hops pathway.

How to Run the Ping Test on the Livebox Instacast Hardware?

You can conduct the Ping test to get the server network connectivity results.

  •  Login your Encoder Settings page.
  • Go to Network Tools.
  • In the Network Tools, enter any IP address or domain name in the Ping option and then click the Check button. 
ping test for the Encoder device
  • Your server ping results will be shown below.
ping status

You can, therefore, troubleshoot the network issues by running the Ping test.

How to Run the Traceroute Test on the Livebox Instacast Hardware?

To run the Traceroute on the Livebox Instacast (portable hardware encoder),

  •  Login your Encoder Settings page.
  • Go to Network Tools.
network tools
  •  In the Network Tools page, enter any domain name or IP address in the Traceroute option and click the Check button.
traceroute
  •  It starts to displays the traceroute results as a list of hops.
traceroute status

By running the Traceroute you can get the summary of the network latency and number of hops to reach the destination.