Did you know that you can use your AT&T router as a DSL modem? In fact, with a few setting adjustments, it can also double as a wireless router. This will help you connect with any U-verse service and enjoy great speed and connectivity. How is this possible, you may ask? It is all due to an amazing feature known as the UPnP.
What is UPnP?
UPnP is short for Universal Plug-n-Play. This is an outstanding feature that you can use to establish a connection with other devices and also share useful files, data, etc. The feature is already available on your AT&T router but sometimes you have to activate it. The steps are quite simple and we will run you through them in this article.
How To Enable UPnP On AT&T Router
The following steps will help you enable UPnP with zero stress and worries.
- Start by connecting an Ethernet cable to your router. This cable should be plugged into one of the LAN ports.
- The other end of the Ethernet cable will go into your computer.
- Open your preferred browser. Enter http:/gateway.2wire.net and press Enter. This will give you access to the gateway user interface.
- Here, you should navigate to the Home Network to open all the devices available on your network.
- Click on Access Shared Files and then Enable to active the UPnP feature. This will help you access files and share data with all the devices on your network.
We promised you that the guide would be simple. It is, isn’t it? ☺
People also ask
Since this is a slightly technical process, we often receive questions about it. Let’s answer a few of them now:
1) How do I fix UPnP not successful?
Restarting the router and trying again should solve this glitch.
2) What causes UPnP not successful?
There are quite a few reasons behind this such as:
- Router needs to be updated
- Router should be restarted
- Modem needs to be restarted
3) Should I enable UPnP on my router?
This depends on your preferences and requirements. It is quite flexible and convenient but it also runs a security risk.
4) Can you enable UPnP on hotspot?
Yes, you can.
5) Does UPnP affect online gaming?
No, not really.
6) What happens when UPnP is disabled?
Your router will ignore requests from other devices on the local network.
7) Is UPnP better than port forwarding?
Port forwarding is safer and private. UPnP is not as safe but it is quite flexible.
8) What port does UPnP use?
UDP Port 9000.
As long as you are sure that the devices on your network are safe, you can go ahead and activate UPnP on the AT&T router. It is very convenient and works like a charm for data transfer and sharing. If you have any doubts, please feel free to speak to us.