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FRITZ!Box 6490 Serwis

Setting up automatic port sharing via UPnP

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall blocks all incoming connections from the Internet. If you enable the FRITZ!Box's UPnP function, then Internet applications (for example chat software, online games, file-sharing software) can automatically adjust the FRITZ!Box's security settings and set up the necessary port sharing settings by themselves.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The FRITZ!Box must obtain a public IPv4 address from the cable provider.

    Important:The FRITZ!Box is not accessible from the Internet over IPv4 when used on a DS-Lite ("Dual-Stack Lite") connection. When DS-Lite is active, the status "IPv4 over DS Lite" is displayed under "Connections" on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

  • The Internet application must support the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) standard.

    Note:The manufacturer can provide you with information on the Internet application. If it does not support UPnP, configure static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Transmit status information over UPnP".
  5. Click "Apply" to save your settings.
  6. Click "Internet" and then "Permit Access".
  7. Click on the "Port Sharing" or "Port Forwarding" tab.
  8. Enable the option "All devices in the home network are allowed to change their own port sharing".
  9. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

2 Configuring an Internet application to use UPnP

  • Configure the Internet application so that it uses UPnP.

    Note:You can find information on the configuration in the manual, or consult the manufacturer directly.

3 Configuring the computer's firewall

If the Internet application is installed on a computer with its own firewall (for example Windows firewall), you must also configure the firewall:

Important:If changing the security settings of your FRITZ!Box via UPnP is allowed, malicious software can also cause ports to be shared, thus bypassing the FRITZ!Box's firewall. You should therefore set up a firewall on all computers in the home network for security reasons.

  • Configure the computer's firewall so that the server service or Internet application can be accessed from the FRITZ!Box home network.

    Note:You can find information on configuring the firewall in its manual, or consult its manufacturer directly.

Now UPnP-capable Internet applications automatically open the required ports in the FRITZ!Box.

You can find a current overview of ports automatically enabled for port sharing in the FRITZ!Box user interface under "Internet > Permit Access > Port Sharing" in the section "List of Shared Ports". You can click the (Delete) button to manually close individual ports.