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  • Question


    My Linksys 7 year old first generation WRT54G router is going bad. Where I work I have acces to purchasing a Watchgaurd Firebox router. Several of my friends have it and they receive no spam or have any issues. The only draw back is that it does not support UPnP as far as I know. Do I really need a router with UPnP if I set up the port forwarding manually? Is there anything WHS does with UPnP other than port forward?




    Friday, February 22, 2008 3:44 AM

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  • No, you do not need UPnP - it just helps automagically configure your port forwarding (when it works right, that is.)
    You can simply forward ports 80 (http), 443 (https), and 4125 (WHS remote desktop proxy) to your WHS>
    Best results will be had, however, if you configure your WHS with a proper static IP assignment (either directly on the WHS, or as a static DHCP assignment (aka IP reservation) in the router, if it supports that.)

    Friday, February 22, 2008 4:56 AM

    How do I store a STATIC IP on WHS.
    Friday, February 22, 2008 4:58 AM
  •  Apopilot wrote:


    How do I store a STATIC IP on WHS.


    Hello Apopilot,


    Here's a link that might help you.  Although I haven't been able to achieve remote access yet, so I could not use it myselft.  But then, I just got my D-Link DIR-655 Router today which will allow me to set a static IP on my HP MediaSmart Server by creating a DHCP reservation.




    I hope this helps.



    Friday, February 22, 2008 9:43 AM
  • Much the same way that you'd do it on one of your desktops.
    Log in to the WHS via Remote Desktop (username= Administrator, password= your WHS console PW.)
    Read this page for specifics on setting the address (yes, the page is "for XP", but WHS is the same here.)
    Caution!  Make sure that the address you enter is on your subnet, but outside of your router's DHCP scope!  If your DHCP range is, say,, then use an address from either .200 & up, or .99 & down (just don't use your router's LAN IP, which is typically .1)

    Friday, February 22, 2008 9:00 PM