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3/21/17
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tlewis3348

Using a Chromecast with UPnP Disabled

According to this help article, Chromecast requires UPnP to be enabled.  However, from what I've read here and elsewhere, UPnP has a ton of vulnerabilities and should always be turned off.  From what I understand, the port forwarding functionality should be used instead.  However, I've not been able to figure out how to set that up with my Chromecast.  Does anyone here know how to do that?
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Grace Y.
3/21/17
Grace Y.
Hi there, 

Thanks for posting in the Chromecast Help Forum. In order for the Chromecast to work as intended, UPnP must be enabled on your router.  I recommend double checking your router settings by going to the What router settings do I need to set up Chromecast? page. You may have to contact your Internet Service Provider to make sure all your router's settings are configured correctly.

As for port forwarding, hopefully users with similar experiences will be able to chime in and help you out.

Best,
Grace
3/21/17
Original Poster
tlewis3348
I've read that before.  I was hoping that I could find a way to avoid the well-known security problems with UPnP.
Grace Y.
3/21/17
Grace Y.
Hi there, 

At this time, there is no official workaround to use the Chromecast with UPnP disabled. Hopefully users with similar experiences will be able to chime in and help you out!

Best, 
Grace 
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