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Enabling UPnP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rfzbaker, Apr 2, 2007.

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  1. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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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"
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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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...
     
  3. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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    What exactly does it do. I was told it'd help my download speeds.
     
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    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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