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Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that allows networked devices, such as computers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to seamlessly discover each other's presence on the network and establish functional network services for data sharing.
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UPnP is intended primarily for residential networks without enterprise-class devices. The UPnP technology was promoted by the UPnP Forum, a computer industry initiative to enable simple and robust connectivity to stand-alone devices and personal computers from many different vendors. The Forum consisted of over eight hundred vendors involved in everything from consumer electronics to network computing.
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