What is cccam?
CCCAM is a protocol for sharing channels between two or more satellite receivers. It is an alternative to sharing channels with a Diseqc switch. CCCAM is a more efficient way of sharing channels as it does not require manual intervention to change the channel on each receiver.
How does cccam work?
CCCAM works by exchanging information between receivers that allows them to share the same channels. This information is exchanged in the form of packets that are sent over the internet or through a local network. When a receiver requests a channel, it will send out a CCCAM packet to all other receivers on the network. The receiving receivers will then check their lists of channels to see if any of them match the requested channel. If a receiver has this channel, it will send back a CCCAM packet that contains the multiple PID’s for that channel. The first receiver will then proceed to request all of these PIDs and switch to the new channel.
CCCAM support is built into various receivers such as Dreambox and Vu+ under DVB-S(2) > Common Interface / CAM interfaces > CCcam (V0).
How do I use cccam?
In order to use cccam you must have access to at least one CCCAM server. These servers are hosted by individuals on computers with internet connections which can be quite costly depending on bandwidth usage. The best way to find a server is use the rdvn search engine : http://5k5g.tv/panel/
When you have found a server, load it into your receiver and make sure that all of the receivers on the network are connected to the same server. It’s important that everybody uses the exact same login details (username & password) otherwise they won’t be able to connect properly with each other. You can choose any username and password combination you like but make sure you don’t forget them!