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asus ac5300 what is asusnat tunnel and what is its purpose

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by wiz, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. wiz

    wiz Regular Contributor

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    I recently bought an Asus ac5300. Under the tools section under advanced tweaks and options there's an option " Disable asusnat tunnel". Default it was switched on, but if I do not know what it does my first instinct is to have it switch off.

    What is the asus nat tunnel, and what does it do? I tried searching the forum but could not find any details about it.
     
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  3. wiz

    wiz Regular Contributor

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    Found some obscure info that this has something to do with ifttt. But in order to use that you have to enable web access from wan. No way that this is ever going to be the case on my own router. So I do not miss anything as I do not want alexa or ifttt to control my router via the wan interface. Come to think of it, I do not want them to control my router at all.
     
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    Thanks fro that link AndreiV. I got pushed to the app as well, but once installed on my smart phone, the first thing it wanted to do is setup webaccess from wan. So that was my experience with the router app. I force-stopped it and deinstalled it. Stupid really as the smart phone was indeed connected to the router through wifi, so why it needs to access the webinterface from the wan side I have no idea. It did sound to me as a security breach so I did not bother with it
     
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