UPnP on routers - what does it do?

Posted on 2006-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

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

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rennocb earned 500 total points
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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.

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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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