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internet at home

If I was to buy a normal broadband router at home, If I have say 3 pc's, can they all access the internet. I guess that these kind of routers use PAT which just automatically translates any lan ip to the wan ip and port, Am I correct in thinking this ?

thanks

Carl

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Re: internet at home

Most of these routers can do PAT and static NAT if you wanted to host a web server, etc. on your LAN. You are correct when you say PAT would be used to translate your private IP addresses to a single public address.

Hope this helps.

Brandon

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Re: internet at home

do most of them do it automatically, I mean the home branded style ones ?

Re: internet at home

Yes. The default is usually to DHCP the WAN address, hand out addresses throught DHCP on the LAN, and PAT the local addresses using the WAN address.

Brandon

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