help with NAT settings

  coubury 17:17 04 Aug 2006

anyone no how to acsess NAT settings with a bt voager 210 are do i need to ring them and asked them to turn it off?

  FelixTCat 18:10 04 Aug 2006


NAT is a way of translating one internet address from your BB supplier into any number of different addresses for your local network. When a pc wants to use the internet, your router translates the pc's network address into the internet address in such a way that, when a reply comes, it knows which pc to send the reply to.

This saves internet addresses, otherwise every pc on every network would need an internet address and soon there would be none left.

NAT is carried out in your router, not by BT, and it is unusual not to have it enabled.

Why do you want to turn it off?



  ade.h 18:19 04 Aug 2006

If you turn Network Address Translation off in a routed network, none of the clients will have internet access. It is an essential component.

Speaking of IP shortages - things are going that way inevitably, hence IPv6.

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