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How to run a USB wireless adapter and a router together ?

By RustyZip
Apr 1, 2010
  1. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    Plug & Play <(is not)> UPnP; Plug & Play is necessary while UPnP can be an exposure.

    SSDP is not required, but some like it as well as the Bonjour Service (I don't)

    To get access to resources on other systems, you need
    • Simple File Sharing
    • your firewall to enable ports 138,138,445 (Which FW are you using)
    On the XP/HOME, setting (a) has some hoops to jump thru
    here's a good reference for you
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,713   +89

    Home XP is limited in networking features than Pro XP. SSDP won't harm the system UPnP has been talked about all over. I never seen a real issue using it security or not. I just said to link the Router directly to the System. This feature is now standard in Vista and 7 part of the Network Discovery.
     
  3. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 418

    Ahaa... Found it....

    D'oh.. Sorry i was looking at "network connections", not network places...

    It currently says - "hide icons for networked UPnP devices", so i presume that means its showing them and not have to do anything??
     
  4. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 418

    I cant find SSD and UPnP under services ??
     
  5. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 418

    But ive only got this 1 system... :confused:

    Whats FW ??
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,713   +89

    Check out this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323713

    SSDP Discovery Service
    UPnP
    Network Connections
    Computer Browsing or Computer Browser

    All of the above would need to be started, enabled and set to auto
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    Many systems run quiet nicely without SSDP or UPnP, so clearly these are not necessary -- even in Win/7 which uses these ONLY to create pretty network pictures.

    Enough; I'll retire to my own corner of the world by unsubscribing which may please many.
     
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,713   +89

    You don't need it in 7 it's already has Network Discovery feature but coded differently. I would only recommend XP users to trigger this dormant feature only if they have wireless or network issues. This way the system and the router are always connected. If the system doesn't see the router then you know there is an issue. Just a good feature to run. Not going to hurt the system. But one feature you get is that you can click on the router link and the router Web Admin would open up in your browser. I've been doing it this way for years on XP really never had a issue.

    To each their own I say! :)
     
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