Question Lots of port forwarding messages in router log

campdave

Active Member
Hi,

Strange behaviour on my laptop since this morning - noticed the wifi drop out briefly, and happened to check my router (bt homehub 5) logs and noticed that port forwarding was being applied about every 30 seconds - see sample below.

I restarted my PC, and ran malwarebytes scan, which reported no threats. This seemed to stop the messages, until about 20 minutes after it restarted, when the wifi dropped again, and once it started up again, the messages went back into the logs.

I've googled port 54198 which doesn't bring up any information about any software, malicious or otherwise that might be performing this request.

I've also not installed any software on this PC for quite some time, and I'm fastidious about being really careful about which sites I visit, and have an up to date virus checker too. There doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary in the task manager either.

Can anyone shed some light on what might be causing these?

11:56:23, 20 Jul. (395816.310000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:55:45, 20 Jul. (395778.510000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:55:11, 20 Jul. (395744.670000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:54:34, 20 Jul. (395706.960000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:53:50, 20 Jul. (395663.360000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:53:04, 20 Jul. (395617.810000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:52:32, 20 Jul. (395584.990000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
11:51:51, 20 Jul. (395544.490000) Port forwarding rule added via UPnP/TR064. Protocol: UDP, external ports: any->54198, internal ports: 54198, internal client: 192.168.1.69
 
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Deleted member 293381

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Suggest disabling UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) on your Router - unless you need it.

UPnP section is in the Router's 'Advanced' tab.
 

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