How to Enable NAT in Windows 7

Is it safe to enable/disable the NAT funcionality on my router? And are there any secondary issues if I turn off my NAT?


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NAT is necessary and not an option if you have more than one device connected to your router. What are you trying to achieve?


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It's like opening up your PC/network to the whole world wide web. If you are trying to access your PC or any network device from the internet, you might want to look at using DDNS. I am using (they have free DDNS services) as my DDNS host for accessing my NAS, surveillance camera, etc., on the internet anywhere in the world

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