said by MuDvAyNe:
None really require UPNP but I've read that it helps with the Xbox's. However I have tested the connections when the Xbox's are not online and it still causes packet loss on the laptops.
1. When UPnP is activated, a marginally stable router is busier, causing it to drop packets.
2. When UPnP is activated, traffic permitted by UPnP controlled ports is overwhelming the router or possibly your Internet service, causing a router to drop packets.
#1 is a possibility, but I'd believe #2 and your router first.
Of course, your router could be the problem. Have you checked with Belkin (maybe online forum) to see if there are any known issues? Have you applied the most up to date firmware?--
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