Since firmware version 1.3.2, Vigor3900/2960/300B support Fast NAT function. It allows specific LAN hosts to skip the inspecting by CPU and go to the fast NAT path directly. Which means, the router will forward the traffic from ta particular LAN to the chosen WAN directly. This function will reduce the CPU loading and speed up the performance of for the NAT sessions. However, due to the traffic skip the inspecting, some features will not work on the Fast NAT LAN, including the firewall.
Take the scenario below as an example: Vigor3900 acts as the Internet gateway for a university dormitory, and there are hundreds of students accessing the Internet through it at night, so CPU usage during the time is usually high. The network administrator would like to reduce the CPU usage and speed up the NAT performance of students' LAN, also, need to set up the exception for the VPN network to let the students connect to the campus network.
The followings show the configurations to use Fast NAT function to achieve these purposes:
1. Go to NAT >> Fast NAT page, click Add to create a Fast NAT profile.
2. (Optional) Add Exceptions. If the router have VPN connections to the other remote networks and you want the local network can access the remote VPN network, we need to add the remote VPN networks as the exception subnets in the Fast NAT profile.
We can use Fast NAT while observing:
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