Internet Gateway Device Support

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

BITS can query home routers (Internet Gateway Devices [IGDs]) that support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) counters and determine how much bandwidth is being used, rather than rely on only the link between the computer and the IGD. This feature is most useful for home users that have several computers connected behind a Network Address Translation (NAT) router.


Event ID Source Message



BITS has encountered an error communicating with an Internet Gateway Device. Please check that the device is functioning properly. BITS will not attempt to use this device until the next system reboot. Error code: %1.

BITS Client

BITS Infrastructure