answersLogoWhite

0

What is NAT?

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2016-12-31 11:05:52

Best Answer

In computer networking, the process of network address translation (NAT, also known as network masquerading or IP-masquerading) involves re-writing the source and/or destination addresses of IP packets as they pass through a router or firewall. Most systems using NAT do so in order to enable multiple hosts on a private network to access the internet using a single public IP address. According to specifications, routers should not act in this way, but many network administrators find NAT a convenient technique and use it widely. Nonetheless, NAT can introduce complications in communication between hosts. * NAT(Network Address Translation) is most commonly used by broadband routers. NAT allows the router to assign non-publically routable IP addresses to the computers on the network. When these computers access the Internet, NAT modifies the request from the PC with the publically routable address assigned to the router itself. This allows the request for a web page or whatever to get to it's destination. When the request is answered, NAT receives the return and forwards it to the PC on the network that originally requested it.
NAT stands for Network Address Translation. It is used in a Wireless Access Point (WAP), the WAP will haS it's on IP address, then the NAT will create different IP addresses for all the devices hooked up to the WAP. This way outside looks like you only have one network device, the WAP. When you really have more, all the IP addresses that your NAT created. This protects you from hackers because the IP created by the NAAT for your computer is not public, a hacker on see the IP address of the WAP.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2016-12-31 11:05:52
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is NAT?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What is a nat nat?

Nat nat means Hoe


What are the guitar chords to the song wildfire?

E, E nat, A nat, E, E nat, A nat, A nat, A flat/minor F#m7, Ab/minor A nat, E nat A nat, E nat, A nat, Enat, F# minor 7th, B E


Is it nat wolf or nat wolff?

Nat Wolff


What are words that start with 'NAT'?

A word that stats with nat is nature.


What is Nat Wolff's website's name?

Nat & Alex: The Official Website of Nat and Alex is the name of Nat Wolff's website.


Will Nat date a fan?

Nat who?


Is nat wolff and nat wolf the same person?

Nat Wolff and Nat Wolf are the same person.Nat Wolf is just mispelled.


What is the leading tone of the b flat major scale?

Starts with B flat, then C nat., D nat, E flat, F nat, G nat, A nat, B flat.


How did nat tuner die?

Who Is Nat Tuner?


Why is nat so cut?

i love nat


Is nat wolff in jail?

no nat is not in jail


Is Nat single?

he is soo single


Does Nat Wolff have a mobile?

dear nat what are you doing now dear nat what are you doing now


Is Nat Wolff going for MCcain?

Nat, how could you?!


Is nat wolf Catholic?

no nat wolff is Jewish


Who does nat wolf go out with?

hi nat who do you go out with


Does Nat have a sister?

no nat wolff only has a brother.


What religon is nat wolff?

Nat Wolff is Jewish


Are nat and alie a couple?

No, nat and Allie are not going out.


Is nat wolff Italian?

nat wolff is not italian.


Who is dating nat motte?

Currently Nat is single.


How tall is Nat Pendleton?

Nat Pendleton is 6'.


How tall is Nat Cassidy?

Nat Cassidy is 6'.


How tall is Nat Coombs?

Nat Coombs is 6'.


Is NAT and NAT traversal the same?

HiBoth are in same process but different. which mean NAT traversal techniques that establish and maintain IP connections traversing NAT.