Why Aren’t Private LAN IP Addresses Seen on the WS2000 WAN?

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Question

Why Aren’t Private LAN IP Addresses Seen on the WS2000 WAN?

Answer

The private IP Addresses of clients on the LAN side of the WS2000 are not valid on the WAN side of the WS2000. When a client on the LAN side of the WS2000 accesses a server or other network resource of the WAN side of the WS2000, the private IP address of the client will not be seen on the WAN. Instead the WAN IP Address of the WS2000 will be used.  

This is how the NAT feature of the WS2000 functions.  All clients on the WAN side of the LAN side of the WS2000 will use the WAN IP address of the WS2000 to access servers or other network resources on the WAN side of the WS2000.