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02-Apr-2007, 08:39 PM #1
Enabling UPnP
I use a Versalink Westell 327W modem/router. I was told I should enable my UPnP, think is, I don't know how to go about doing. Could anyone help?

I know how to get into the router through the I.P, the tab reads "Westell Versalink Wireless Gateway"
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02-Apr-2007, 10:06 PM #2
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I use a Versalink Westell 327W modem/router. I was told I should enable my UPnP, think is, I don't know how to go about doing. Could anyone help?

I know how to get into the router through the I.P, the tab reads "Westell Versalink Wireless Gateway"
Howdy rfzbaker...

I'm curious...why was you told that you need to enable this ?

You don't really need the Universal Plug and Pray service enabled...

But if you need it, right click on My Computer - Manage - Services and Applications - Services - look for the service called "Universal Plug and Play Device Host" - double click on it - in Start up Type, click on the down arrow - select Manual - Apply button, then the Start button...
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03-Apr-2007, 07:13 PM #3
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Howdy rfzbaker...

I'm curious...why was you told that you need to enable this ?

You don't really need the Universal Plug and Pray service enabled...

But if you need it, right click on My Computer - Manage - Services and Applications - Services - look for the service called "Universal Plug and Play Device Host" - double click on it - in Start up Type, click on the down arrow - select Manual - Apply button, then the Start button...
What exactly does it do. I was told it'd help my download speeds.
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03-Apr-2007, 07:19 PM #4
It's mainly for device setup/discovery, (just like plug and play in Windows)...

Read more from here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Plug_and_Play

It...will...not...help...download...speeds...
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03-Apr-2007, 07:29 PM #5
Windows Vista will require the UPnP to be enabled to declare the router "fully Vista compatible". That being said, I run with it disabled, and my Vista machines access the net just fine.

What UPnP will do is attempt to automatically forward ports for applications that require them. That's a double-edged sword, since you may not want an application to be able to forward ports without you knowing.
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