How To Enable UPnP On My Router?

UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play. It allow devices to connect seamlessly and simplify implementation of home networks for data sharing, communications and entertainment. 

OraStream Brio uses UPnP to automatically forward a port on your home router (so that your BRIO client can connect to your BRIO server). By enabling UPnP, BRIO streams all your music at native resolution at the maximum available bandwidth. That means the best level of musical fidelity possible, subject only to the quality of the original music source. 

To check if you have remote access set-up, go to Settings and check Remote Address. If this is the same address as the Local Address, port forwarding on your router has not been enabled (attached).

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 UPnP comes enabled by default on many new routers. If it is not enabled by default on your router, you would need to enable it.

1. Apple Airport Routers

To set up Network Translation Address (NAT) Port Mapping Protocol (UPnP) in Apple Airport routers, please follow this link. (You can find the Apple community discussion thread here).

2. Other Routers

Generally, the steps to enable uPnP on a D-Link router are as follows:

Step 1 Open a web browser and type the IP address of the wireless router in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.1 for D-Link). Please check your router manufacturer's documentation to find the IP address, default user name and password. Press Enter.

Step 2 The default username is admin (all lowercase) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3 Click the Tools tab then click Misc. to the left. 

Step 4 Under the UPnP Settings section, select Enabled using the radio buttons to enable UPnP on the wireless router, or select Disabled using the radio buttons to disable it.

Step 5 Click Apply and then click Continue to save the new settings. (Router will now reboot with new settings).

Figure 1: Typical router admin interface

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