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My question is when the NAT is enabled on a network router,

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My question is when the NAT is enabled on a network router, the Network Address Translator is going to translate the private IP address of the local computers to the public IP address on a local area network only right.
Hi, I will assist,

Yes, that's correct. Since the outside (Internet) does not know the private IP address, so NAT has to translate to private IP to the public IP address in order to send the data.

Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So that the whole purpose of using the NAT on a local area network right.
Yes, locally at each network/router. Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My question is before the packet of data is transfered onto the network, the NAT is going to translate the private IP address to the public IP address in the header of the packet right.
Yes, that's correct. Each packet of data has a header for source & destination, etc. Thank you.
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