What is the purpose of Network Address Translation?
Reference ID: MIH00D0013
Modified on: 05/08/2001
Product Area: Internet Sharing Device
Model: MIH-130 XRouter Pro
NAT handles the conversion of the Public WAN IP to 253 Private LAN IPs as well as showing only the Public IP on the
Internet, keeping the Private IP hidden. This helps ensure security since each outgoing or incoming request must go
through a translation process that also offers the opportunity to qualify or authenticate the request or match
it to a previous request. NAT also acts as the firewall in the XRouter, thus allowing for a layer of security between
you and the Internet.
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