The cause of this error has been determined to be a configuration issue with routers. Universal Plug and Play is a mechanism that allows programs to automatically gain access through a firewall. Both routers and the Windows firewall both have uPNP capabilities.
If you are not using a router and have the Windows firewall active, try the following to enable uPNP for the Windows firewall:
To enable uPNP on Windows XP systems, see this guide: