NAT Configuration on Packet Tracer

NAT Configuration on Packet Tracer

Network Address Translation NAT Configuration on Packet Tracer

NAT ( Network Address Translation ) is used for security by reusing IP-addresses. The router on which Network Address Translation is configure translates traffic which is accessing internet or coming back to local network. A NAT is the virtualization IP-addresses. This is Simple lab for configuring NAT ( Network Address Translation  ) on packet tracer. Our network diagram consist of two parts, one is the LAN which is define as inside network and other is the internet or public network which will be define as outside for network address translation (NAT). For configuring this lab pleas follow these steps:


Task 1: Configure IP addresses and setting a static default route.

Access the CLI and specify the following IP address configuration on both routers

R1 Config:

Router1(config)#int fa1/0

Router1(config-if)#ip address

Router1(config-if)#no shu

Router1(config)#ip route

R0 config:

Router0(config)#int fa1/0

Router0(config-if)#ip address

Router0(config-if)#no shut

Router0(config)#int fa0/0

Router0(config-if)#ip address

Router0(config-if)#no shut

Router0(config)#ip route



Task 2: Configure NAT on Router0

Step 1: Access the CLI on the Router0

Step 2: Configure a standard access list using an access list id of 1 and permit any device on subnet /24

Router0(config)#access-list 1 permit

Here access list is used to identify which source IPs are going to be translated using NAT, and this example allows any device from the network.

Step 3: Create a dynamic NAT IP-address pool, this will hold a list of inside global addresses.

Name of Pool: NAT-POOL
Starting IP address
Ending IP address
Network mask


Complete this configuration with following commands:

Router0(config)#ip nat pool NAT-POOL netmask

Router0(config)#ip nat inside source list 1 pool NAT-POOL


For network address translations, we are requires to identify at least two interfaces to be our inside and outside.

Interface fa0/0 will be our inside interface

Interface fa1/0 our outside interface

You can use the following commands for configuring inside and outside interfaces.

R0(config)#int fa0/0

R0(config-if)#ip nat inside

R0(config-if)#int fa1/0

R0(config-if)#ip nat outside


Step6: Testing NAT translation: When we ping from PC1 to PC0 to R1 our original IP address will be translated from a 192.168.44.x to 177.77.77.x.


You can verifiy it after the successful ping from PC1 to PC0 and then use the command “show IP nat translation”.



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