UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play) is a set of protocols that allows a device to automatically discover other UPnP devices (anything from an Internet gateway device to a light switch), for communication, entertainment, and sharing data. UPnP-enabled devices (such as PCs or gaming consoles) can retrieve the router's WAN IP address, and automatically create NAT port maps. This is an ideal setup for applications or services that requires UPnP. By default, UPnP is disabled to ignore communication requests for UPnP-enabled devices in the home network. This document describes how to enable UPnP in the SBG6700-AC.NOTE:
With UPnP enabled, a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other malicious program that manages to infect a computer/device on the local area network could bypass the firewall completely. Since UPnP assumes local programs are trustworthy and allows them to forward ports. It is recommended to manually configure port forwarding in the SBG6700-AC, and disable UPnP to avoid the security vulnerabilities associated with this protocol. For assistance with port forwarding, refer to article # 9834 - SBG6700-AC (v8.6.x): Port Forwarding Setup
Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Enter http://192.168.0.1
into the address box, and press the Enter
key. The Login
page will appear.
: A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager. There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager. For instructions to by-pass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access
On the Login page:
a. Enter admin in the Username field.
b. Enter password in the Password field.
c. Click the Login button. The Home page will appear.
- Move the mouse-cursor over the Advanced tab and select the Options sub-link. The Advanced - Options page will appear.
On the Advanced Options page:
a. Check the UPnP Enable option.
b. Click the Apply button.