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Sonic.net ISP disconnecting

By ellusive
Apr 12, 2012
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  1. I currently have sonic.net as my ISP. Every 5 minutes i disconnect from the internet and almost reconnects instantly. This is very irritating for some applications and games. I figured it was because Sonic.net renews their DHCP every 5 minutes and my router somehow blocks the renew causing the disconnect. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? My router is WRT54G, Firmware Version: v1.00.9 .
     
  2. Dane Jasper

    Dane Jasper TS Rookie

    Sounds like you've got a firewall enabled that is rejecting the DHCP renewal. Try disabling that to resolve this - or switch to a static IP, they're free for residential customers.

    Someone else posted about this issue - and a fix for DD-WRT, in this forum thread: https://forums.sonic.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=243&p=1455

    -Dane
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Thanks for sharing Dane, and welcome to TechSpot. :)
     

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