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UPnP on routers - what does it do?

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Hi,

What difference does UPnP make on a router. Ive a small workgroup.

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When a device is added to the network, the UPnP discovery protocol allows that device to advertise its services to control points on the network. Similarly, when a control point is added to the network, the UPnP discovery protocol allows that control point to search for devices of interest on the network.

For everything you might possibly want to know about Upnp, look here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upnp
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Do you think it would have a negative effect speed wise on a wireless network? Is it a drain?
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I don't like it.  It makes users aware of the router and gives them an icon to click on and try to login to it.  I turn it off.  i know the ip address and how to get to it.  I don't want others to try to access the router.
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I don't know of any affect on performance. Have run it both ways and didn't notice any difference on my network.
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