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Registered: ‎04-03-2013

Business router/upnp

Hello,

 

At this present moment we'ev rolled out an Aruba 7210 at a student housing location, and have run across a few issues, specifcally when it comes to NAT.  Waht we've found is that XBOX 360 users are having complications with staying connected when using the wireless services,  Since there are over 400 differnet users at this location, all in ther own private subnet, we'd like to avoid port forwarding for each device that would run just ifne on a regular wireless router using Upnp.  My question is, has anyone come across a router out there that suports about 1 Gig of throughput, multiple vlans and NAT, and supports UPnp as well?  Ive checked with our main vendors (Juniper and Cisco) and struck out.

Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-14-2008

Re: Business router/upnp

I'm not sure if this will work, multiple uPNP users behind the same firewall.  uPnP dynamically programs port forwards and you can't forward a port to more than one internal address.  So if you have multiple users playing the same game, it could collide with the dynamic ports being opened.  Seems like a nice use case for SDN :-)

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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-14-2008

Re: Business router/upnp

If you want to experiement, pfsense and monowall support uPNP.  I don't know if you can get 1 gig throughput though, but would presume possible if the hardware it's running on is capable.  You might be able to policy route traffic only for gaming services to this box....

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