To manage Universal Plug and Play:
1. Open a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
access point/router network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
If you are not connected to the access point/router network but to the same network
as the access point/router, enter the IP address that is assigned to the access
point/router. If you do not know the IP address, see Find the IP address of the access
point/router on page 29.
The Sign-In page displays. You are prompted to sign in with your NETGEAR account.
If the access point/router is not connected to the Internet, you are prompted to sign
in with the local login credentials (see Log in to the access point/router when it is
not connected to the Internet on page 28).
3. Click the Login button.
The NETGEAR Account Login page displays.
4. Enter your registered email address and password and click the LOG IN button.
The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > UPnP.
The UPnP page displays.
6. Select the Turn UPnP On check box.
By default, this check box is selected. You can disable or enable UPnP for automatic
configuration. If the Turn UPnP On check box is cleared, a device cannot
automatically control the resources of the access point/router. For example, a device
cannot control port forwarding on the access point/router.
7. Enter the advertisement period in minutes.
The advertisement period specifies how often the access point/router broadcasts
its UPnP information. This value can range from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default period
is 3 minutes. Shorter durations ensure that control points detect current device status
at the expense of more network traffic. Longer durations can compromise the
freshness of the device status but can significantly reduce network traffic.
8. Enter the advertisement time to live in hops.
The time to live for the advertisement is measured in hops (steps) for each UPnP
packet sent. Hops are the steps a packet takes between routers. The number of hops
can range from 1 to 255. The default value for the advertisement time to live is 4
hops, which should be fine for most home networks. If you notice that some devices
are not being updated or reached correctly, it might be necessary to increase this
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