To provide high-quality video using STAGE TEN, you need to set up your network so that the STAGE TEN Studio can efficiently communicate with the supporting infrastructure.
- Make sure STAGE TEN traffic has a short path to the internet.
- Avoid proxies, packet inspection, protocol analyzers, and quality of service (QoS) settings.
- Measure and optimize latency and bandwidth of your network
Check Your Bandwidth
Your network should have enough bandwidth for multiple concurrent media streams, plus additional bandwidth for other needs. If there’s not enough bandwidth, STAGE TEN may lower video definition or you may encounter other issues such as choppy audio.
We recommend that both the upload and download speeds of your network be at least 15 Mbps. Check your network to ensure it is suitable.
Prepare Your Network
Setup protocols and ports for media traffic
Set up the following ports to allow media traffic to flow to and from your organization.
For audio/video traffic:
- Open ports 3478 and 20000-29999 for UDP traffic
- Open ports 1935 and 3478 for TCP traffic
For web traffic and authentication:
- Open ports 80, 443 for TCP traffic
Whitelist STAGE TEN media IP addresses
If you are required you to restrict your network traffic, you will need to whitelist STAGE TEN’s servers. These IPs are used exclusively for STAGE TEN, so you are able identify media traffic used by STAGE TEN users, if required.
We strongly recommend that you do not use proxy servers for STAGE TEN traffic.
Proxying traffic adds latency and may cause delayed video, audio/video synchronization issues, or other undesirable side effects. If you require the use of a proxy, be aware that proxy servers can severely impact performance. If you choose to do this, ensure that:
- You have whitelisted STAGE TEN traffic in the proxy configuration.
- That STAGE TEN uses Chrome proxy settings.
- Configure the network to bypasses the proxy for STAGE TEN media ports.
Ethernet vs. Wi-Fi
Because audio/video traffic requires consistent network speeds for high-quality broadcasting, we recommend that you use hardwired Ethernet connections as opposed to Wi-Fi.
If you absolutely must use Wi-Fi, here is some additional guidance that may help you create high-quality streams.
2.4 GHz vs. 5 GHz Wi-Fi
We do not recommend operating STAGE TEN over a 2.4 GHz wireless network. The 2.4 GHz band is heavily used and less reliable due to the high number of overlapping channels. This can cause high noise levels from nearby networks, as well as interference from other devices.
If you must use Wi-Fi, only use the 5 GHz band.
Quality of Service (QoS)
We recommend that you do not use QoS on the network that is used for STAGE TEN since this can reduce video quality and or cause other similar issues.