EdgeRouter - Packets Processing


Overview


This article exemplifies how packets arriving from the WAN and the LAN are processed on the EdgeRouter.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Device used in this article:

WAN Incoming Traffic


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The following diagram shows how packets that arrive from the WAN and are destined for the EdgeRouter (Local) or the LAN (In) are processed.

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LAN Incoming Traffic


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The diagram below shows how packets that arrive from the LAN and are destined for the EdgeRouter (Local) or the WAN are processed .

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Related Articles


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EdgeRouter - Beginners Guide to EdgeRouter

EdgeRouter - How to Create a WAN Firewall Rule

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