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Is really necessary reconnect to setup port forward?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by mw1001, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    Like I mentioned in other post, I’m new in DD-WRT.
    Beside the lower bandwidth (explained in other post), there is other characteristic that I disliked wile testing DD-WRT and want to know if is standard in this firmware: every time I made changes in port forward my connection reset (disconnect/reconnect).

    There is two inconvenient with this reconnect.
    First, the obvious: every sessions are lost! Second: to complete, since my connection type is PPPoE with dynamic IP, I suffer a IP change!
    There is a necessity to reset the connection for a simple change like port forward? As a long time linux user, this seems (at least) unnecessary for me.

    Any other user can tell me if this is normal, or is just with this particular version I’m testing (v23 sp3 beta)?

    Regards.
     
  2. F157

    F157 LI Guru Member

    As other firmwares show: No, it's not!
     
  3. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Yea, I agree.

    Obvious, isn’t necessary reset the connection to make simple changes. Isn’t only to change port forward, but others functions too.

    DD-WRT should improve this deficiency in future versions, because is really annoying (or may I say: ridiculous!) keep resetting connection without necessity.

    Regards.
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    once you have planned your network including what ports to forward and any other settings on your router, you shouldn't need to change them all the time anyway.

    The real problem by just viewing this thread is how many times do you change port forwards? if the ports are being changes so often then something else is wrong with the LAN configuration.
     
  5. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    The number of times changes are made to port forward configuration doesn’t change the fact that isn't necessary reset the connection for every configuration saving when using others firmware. Blame the user’s LAN configuration sound like an excuse.

    Sometimes are necessary change a port forward configuration because of an ordinary installation of a new computer or new software, without any network problem. And the unnecessary resets aren’t imitated to port forward configuration. Don’t forget: the resets extend to wi-fi configuration (and many other configs).

    Of course, we can learn to live with this "characteristic", but shouldn’t be that difficult to DD-WRT team fix it in future versions. It’s a great firmware. To great, indeed, to still with this kind of "characteristic".
     
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  7. orangekay

    orangekay LI Guru Member

    I don't see any reason why the cost would obviate one's ability to complain. In fact, I seem to recall this very same issue being one of the chief complaints against the Linksys stock firmware for quite some time. It is genuinely ridiculous how frequently DD-WRT resets everything for the simplest of configuration changes and it's an issue which deserves some publicity in the interest of saving others the trouble of bothering with it.
     

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