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Hey guys,

For a while now ive been having issues with my client bridge setup. My router upstairs drops connection with the router downstairs.

Ive been messing around with some settings in my router and it seems like changing the TCP and UDP setting may help me fix this issue or atleast im hoping it will.

Currently right now my TCP is set to 300 and my UDP set to 120.

After a little searching around on the dd-wrt website i read that upping the TCP can help with router slowdows and timeout issues.

I wasn't sure what to set it to so i just upped it to 400. For some reason this just made the issue even worse. headscratch.gif

To be honest i have no idea what TCP and UDP do. Ive read bits of info here and there and from what ive gathered (i think) TCP and UDP are was of manging the transportation of packets. If a packet is lost then they will wait an ammount of seconds before asking for the lost packet to be resent. If that fails, they will drop connection with the host.

What do you guys think, Is TCP and UDP the problem to my connectivity droping?
If so, what should i set my TCP and UDP to?
It usually drops 2-3 times a day every couple of hours. I find it mostly occours when playing WoW.

Any input on this would be greatly appreachiated.wink.gif
Edited by Cheesezilla - 3/11/11 at 12:52pm
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TCP/UDP timeout values shouldn't affect your whole connection.
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TCP/UDP timeout values shouldn't affect your whole connection.


If that is the case, anyone have any speculations as to what might be causing my connection to drop?
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How is your network set up?

Like this?
computer -> router -> router -> modem+internet

If so, if NAT on each router is not set up correctly it could cause problems with your connection. Instead of using the second router as a router, you can set it up as a switch with dd-wrt, giving you:

computer -> switch -> router -> modem
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You don't need DD-WRT to use it as a switch, just use the LAN ports.
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