by ladr » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:11 am
My DD-WRT router was having problems with Sonic's very short DHCP lease times. Each time the lease would expire, the connection would drop.

This was particularly noticeable when streaming video: the video would have to be reloaded each time the lease expired.

This article gave a fix which worked: ... dhcp-lease

What I did was:

Add a rule to specifically allow those (DHCP renewal) messages. Do this by navigating within your router’s interface to Administration > Commands, and entering the following into the Commands fields:

iptables -I INPUT 2 -p udp --sport 67 --dport 68 -j ACCEPT

Finally, press the Save Firewall button to save the rule to be executed whenever the router is restarted.