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NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
5-12 Fine-Tuning Your Network
v2.1, July 2007
Using 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 of the browser interface, under Advanced, click UPnP. The UPnP menu
appears.
2. The available settings and displays in this menu are:
Turn UPnP On
UPnP can be enabled or disabled for automatic device configuration. The default setting for
UPnP is disabled. If disabled, the router will not allow any device to automatically control the
resources, such as port forwarding (mapping) of the router.
Note: If you use applications such as multi-player gaming, peer-to-peer connections, real-
time communications such as instant messaging, or remote assistance (a feature in
Windows XP), you should enable UPnP.
Figure 5-5
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