EdgeRouter - How to Disable IPv4 Offloading (Hardware Acceleration)


Readers will learn how to disable the default-enabled IPv4 offloading features on an EdgeRouter. Please see the Hardware Offloading Explained article for more information on offloading.

Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Knowledge of the Command Line Interface (CLI) and basic networking knowledge is required. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
Devices used in this article:

Disable IPv4 Offloading

CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.

1. Before making any changes, verify the current state of the various offloading features.

show ubnt offload

IP offload module   : loaded
  forwarding: enabled
  vlan      : disabled
  pppoe     : disabled
  gre       : disabled
  forwarding: disabled
  vlan      : disabled
  pppoe     : disabled

IPSec offload module: not loaded

Traffic Analysis    :
  export    : disabled
  dpi       : disabled
    version       : 1.354

2. Disable the IPv4 traffic offloading.

set system offload ipv4 forwarding disable
commit ; save
NOTE: IPv4 forwarding must be enabled in order to enable / use the other (VLAN, PPPoE, GRE) offloading features.

3. Re-enable the IPv4 traffic offloading.

set system offload ipv4 forwarding enable
commit ; save 

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