Universal plug and play, Universal plug and play -13 – NETGEAR wndr3700 User Manual

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RangeMax™ Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router WNDR3700 User Manual

Fine-Tuning Your Network


v1.3, October 2009

3. Click Apply in the QoS Setup screen to save your changes.

Universal Plug and Play

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) helps devices, such as Internet appliances and computers, to
access the network and connect to other devices as needed. UPnP devices can automatically
discover the services from other registered UPnP devices on the network.

To turn on Universal Plug and Play:

1. From the main menu, under Advanced, click UPnP. The UPnP screen displays.

2. The available settings and information in this screen are:

Turn UPnP On. UPnP can be enabled or disabled for automatic device configuration.
The default setting for UPnP is disabled. If this check box is not selected, the router does
not allow any device to automatically control the resources, such as port forwarding
(mapping) of the router.

Advertisement Period. The advertisement period is how often the router broadcasts its
UPnP information. This value can range from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default period is 30
minutes. Shorter durations ensure that control points have current device status at the
expense of additional network traffic. Longer durations might compromise the freshness
of the device status but can significantly reduce network traffic.

Note: If you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, real-

time communications such as instant messaging, or remote assistance (a feature in
Windows XP), you should enable UPnP.

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