Wow, don't believe that I have ever had to do that.
Were you having a problem and taking those steps resolved it for you? If so can you describe the nature of the problem, was it with a particular application, or game of some sort? It might prove beneficial for other members and visitors to have some additional information if you feel like contributing.
This was mostly an annoyance, as a time-out warning would be generated in Event Viewer at each reconnect - boot up, for example.
No programs or processes were adversely impacted, as far as I know. The ISP tracked it down.
While their tech details are beyond my expertise to describe, I recall their comment that they saw this only with an Actiontec router.