Network Address Translation (NAT) Technology –
- Prevents hackers from seeing and attacking your network address while you are surfing the web.
- NAT takes a public IP address and translates it into several private IP addresses, so a computer behind a router with NAT technology is difficult to see by outside hackers.
- translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet.
- Each computer on your network has a local IP address. When the router gets the data transmission to forward out to the Internet, the router puts a different IP address on the transmission. This way, whoever receives the data transmission doesn’t know what the actual IP address of the computer is. The computer is hidden, safe from prying eyes.