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    UPnP

    This is a discussion on UPnP within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; UPnP had it switched off for so long now i have forgotten what it does. Now my router has had ...

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      UPnP

      UPnP had it switched off for so long now i have forgotten what it does. Now my router has had the update want to know what it does?


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      Re: UPnP

      Basically it allows devices and services to connect to your router/PC without any special action to open ports etc. You can read all about it HERE Many consider it to be a security risk and disable it. The last hole found was a couple of months ago when a security expert discovered there was a flaw in Adobe Flash, which allowed access to the routers settings, don't ask me how
      If you don't need it leave it off.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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