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I have a Cisco 1720 IOS version 12.2(4)T
and i want to enable Universal Plug and Play on this router.  Is this possible?
and if so, how would I enable this feature on my router?

The probelm i am having is that I have a computer behind the firewall, and i'm trying to use MSN to communicate video/audio with another computer in another state, as of now, we can communicate via messaging.

my next resort will be using skype.com haven't tried that yet though, hopefully i can use it without skype.
thanks
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Cisco routers do not support UPnP
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Are you using the firewall feature set? Do you have the inspect rules in place for h323?
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hi lrmoore, thanks for the quick response,
but do you have articles to back up your point?

Not that i don't believe you, i've been searching all morning, and i can't find anywhere that says Cisco routers not supporting UPnp, but that cisco has joined the Upnp committee.
and Linksys routers now support UPnp, and linksis is part of Cisco now.

thanks.
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Yes, i believe i'm using the firewall feature set
and i think i have inspect rules in place for h323 for other devices, like my computer, i have several ports open to the internet to allow netmeeting to connect
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Search all of Cisco.com for "UPnP" and you will find only one entry out of the millions of documents, and this refers to the IDS sensor identifying Upnp traffic.
The Cisco Feature Navigator, available to registered CCO users, does not list Universal Plug and Play anywhere in any feature set that is available as a search item. There is absolutely nothing that says that it DOES support UPnP, and how to configure it. Out of the many thousands of possible features to support, this one just is not there.

As you have also found, not even a Google search for "Upnp +Cisco" will show anything about the IOS supporting this feature.

Yes, Linksys is now part of Cisco, but they don't run IOS.  Cisco says they're working on converting them (don't hold your breath that the features and functions you like today will be there after the conversion to IOS)
Cisco is in the thros of a major IOS overhaul, moving to a modular architecture, and this may not be on their plate to support.

I've been working with Cisco products for 15 years and take part in numerous Cisco sponsored product seminars and training sessions each year. I am the Cisco product specialist for our company. Though I will admit that I have not seen or used every feature available on every device or version of code, I have never seen any attempt for Cisco to support UPnP. If it ain't in the search criteria, it ain't there.

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good point ( points are yours ) btw. impressive resume
thanks.
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Looping into this and I think some cheap cisco router is supporting UPnP. See this document http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/routers/csbr/rv180w/administration/guide/rv180w_admin.pdf page 150.
However the Cisco ASA 5505 series does not.
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/security/pix-500-series-security-appliances/68330-pix-7x-faq.html#supportfeat
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