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    Disabling UPnP setting in Router

    This is a discussion on Disabling UPnP setting in Router within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Has anyone any idea bout this please. Saw this on another forumhttp://www.publickeys.co.uk/skybroadband/fixconnection.pdf Claims that by unchecking UPnP in UPnP router ...

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      Disabling UPnP setting in Router

      Has anyone any idea bout this please. Saw this on another forumhttp://www.publickeys.co.uk/skybroadband/fixconnection.pdf
      Claims that by unchecking UPnP in UPnP router page that it unlocks Broadband speeds without receiving port/firewall errors.
      My download/upload speed after doing this 6557/355 in the Broadband Max test and 7616/416 in the Netgear router statistics.
      I don't really understand what it is all about. Can anyone explain please.


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      Re: Disabling UPnP setting in Router

      I believe UPnP opens ports to traffic so that you do not need to set up port forwarding and firwall rules.

      There is a bug in UPnP also that can cause disconnections so if that is the case it would be wiser to turn the UPnP off.

      Your router synchs at a speed with the exchange and you actual speed is a percentage of the synchronisation so you are never likely to get the actual synch speed on a speed check site, if you go ASDL nation it gives you the result as well as the percentage of the synch speed your router is functioning at.

      There may be a lot more to add to this but I am not sure that it will increase speed. If you log into your router and go to UPnP and look on the right hand side there is a brief explanation of this application.
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      Re: Disabling UPnP setting in Router

      Many thanks - very interesting. It may be subjective, but it does seem
      quicker.
      Which is the reliable source of download speeds - that in the Statistics page of the router or an external web site - OR - are we talking about two different things here?.

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      Re: Disabling UPnP setting in Router

      The download speed is from an extrenal website, or the download speed you get on a large file.
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      Re: Disabling UPnP setting in Router

      many thanks

     

     

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