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Enabling Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) allows for automatic discovery of devices that can communicate with this router. This feature should be used with caution as it breaches firewall security. Select Security > UPnP to display the UPnP screen.

Figure 8-8

To enable UPnP:

  1. Select the Yes radio box for Do you want to enable UPnP? to enable UPnP. If disabled, the router will not allow for automatic device configuration.
  2. Enter an Advertisement Period, in minutes, for how often this wireless gateway should broadcast its UPnP information to all devices within range.
  3. Enter an Advertisement Time to Live, expressed in hops, for each UPnP packet. (This is the number of steps a packet is allowed to propagate before being discarded. Small values will limit the UPnP broadcast range (recommended).)
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

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