2012 Tomato USB Firmware Modification Poll: Which one on your Router? Why?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by crashnburn, Apr 20, 2012.


2012 Tomato USB Firmware Modification Poll: Which one on your Router? Why?

  1. Victek Mod

  2. Toastman Mod

  3. Shibby Mod

  4. Teaman Mod

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. crashnburn

    crashnburn Network Guru Member

    2012 Tomato USB Firmware Modification Poll: Which one on your Router? Why?

    Toastman vs Shibby vs Teaman - This comparative is what I'd like, but seeing that Victor mod is also rather feature rich and is "mainplace" I am adding that too :)

    I have not added all the Mods because these seem to be the top and feature rich ones that I'd like to compare between.

    Also, it would really help for people to post WHY they choose one over the other.

    Even better if they went from ONE of these to ANOTHER and WHY! ?


    I'd like to compare / contrast between Toastman vs Shibby vs Teaman - If you could share your thoughts on that it would be great.
  2. Gaius

    Gaius Networkin' Nut Member

    Shibby is the most stable while still having many of the features we need so that will be our champion.
  3. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Have used about every Tomato mod at some point in time. I am currently running Victek's latest on a Linksys e4200. Every time I try some other mod I end up going back to Victek. For me it has all the features I want/need, provides superior speed (not sure why) and never fails. Solid as a rock.
  4. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow LI Guru Member

    shibby, cause his AIO has the most features for me to test.

    Asus RT-N66U (AIO-092)
  5. molnart

    molnart LI Guru Member

    i am using shibby as well. i don't think it's the most stable - i have tried only Victek's a long ago, but from what i am read here i think Toastman's would be more solid. i like shibby's frequent releases and the addition of cutting edge functions that may come in handy sometime (for example bittorent, that Toastman opposes against). i am ready to sacrifice some stability for these.
  6. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    I had been using Toastman for very long time, but last week I had to reflash my router and I flashed Shibby - rock and solid like Toastman mod... I think Toastman = Shibby without some features... stability and speed are almost same
  7. ppsun

    ppsun Networkin' Nut Member

    Not used Teaman. Started with Victek, then tried both Shibby and Toastman for a while. But settled with Shibby's builds as:
    - it has a little bit more functions
    - He has an easy-to-understand builds matrix chart
    - His download section is a bit better organised
    - I am now most familiar with Shibby's gui

    IMO, there's hardly any strong reason as to which is better (shibby or toastman), I think it's just a matter of which build suits you better.
  8. PBandJ

    PBandJ Addicted to LI Member

    After years and years running Tomato 1.28 on a WT54GL, I bought the RT-N16 on sale.
    I was looking for Tomato-USB mod, compared them feature-wise, at the time, and Teaman, Shibby, Toastman all seems to contain everything I needed, and more. I read here a bit trying to figure out which was more stable, and as a noob in the Tomato-USB world tried to figure out which build I should get.

    Finally, I picked Toastman's since it seems stable, and the process of picking the build right for me easy to follow.

    Never looked back, Up time is 85 days at the moment. Never needs a power cycle. Only time that happens is when there's a power out.

    (*) Running Transmission on the router is tempting. Considering Shibby.
  9. velis

    velis Serious Server Member

    Like PBandJ. Ultimately went for Shibby (vs Toastman) only because I like default skin better :)
  10. bolidew

    bolidew Networkin' Nut Member

    Shibby's because only his has integrated BT within the router.
  11. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Victek hands down for stability and business.

    Shibby always second choice. Very stable and efficient.
  12. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    No love for Teddy?
  13. Rocky Grim

    Rocky Grim Networkin' Nut Member

    For me I enjoy Toastman builds. I like the fast that he releases new firmwares pretty quick giving me something new to play with. I also like the fact that he has a good variety if flavors. Now that I have the WNR3500Lv2 instead of the v1 I been playing around a bit with Shibby builds. However, I do not use the AIO version. I am not into the built in bittorent client.
  14. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    I like Toastman's for inbound qos with overall limit.
  15. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    I thought Victek RAF is quite stable?

    Personally I'm not favor of updating regularly, since there're lots of setting to be done, so I personally would like to have one setup and let it run, as long as it's stable the requirements are met. but I guess since we're enjoying Tomato, we're meant to be "flashing" all the time, haha,

    nevertheless, I have to personally thank everyone, from Jonathan Zarate to Teddybear to Toastman to Victek and to everyone from linksyinfo.org. Various versions of Tomato have served my home router ( at least 7 or 8 of them, till now) solid as rock for the past many years!
    windozer likes this.
  16. zorkmta

    zorkmta Network Guru Member

    With Rt-N66u, i´m using
    Toastman Mod. Going charming
  17. Gaius

    Gaius Networkin' Nut Member

    Development has stalled for that particular mod. Victek hasn't had an stable update in many months either. It's no surprise that the most up to date ones are the most used.
  18. dc361

    dc361 Network Guru Member

    Remember that you are on a forum with people who, to varying degrees, participate in the development, testing and use of the firmware so your results might be biased towards mods with a fast turn-over or wide scope of equipment supported. I use the toastman builds because they support a number of the routers that I like to experiment with. I also use dd-wrt as there are features there that I need.
  19. Gaius

    Gaius Networkin' Nut Member

    Bumping this thread for more votes.
  20. donkey

    donkey Networkin' Nut Member

    i voted Toastman mod simply because Elfew prefferd it as a few years ago i made a sig pic similar to Elfew's avatar, not really a reason, but i'm sticking with it
  21. gutsman7

    gutsman7 Networkin' Nut Member

    I have to go with Toastmans. Its robust amount of features, Stability, Frequent updates, And of course the QOS.
  22. PGalati

    PGalati Network Guru Member

    I prefer Toastman's version for the QOS features, but the rest of the build is great too. Of course there are some features I would like to see but I respect that Toastman's builds are for Toastman's needs, not necessarily for anyone else. His needs are satisfying my needs. Thanks Toastman for the builds but also thanks to everyone that contributed to making Tomato a great solution. Also thanks to Linksysinfo for hosting a great community for us to learn from and to teach each other.
  23. crashnburn

    crashnburn Network Guru Member

    Hmm.. I need to put my VOTE for this thread. At the moment I dont have a choice. I will revisit and share.
  24. Gaius

    Gaius Networkin' Nut Member

    I notice that everybody has their own opinion as to which of these is the most stable. Certainly one has to be more stable than the others?
  25. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    I think Shibby, Toastman, Teaman or Victek builds are very stable... maybe they have same stability (same core, many modification are same and so on, ...) Just flash one of them and be happy... I prefer Shibby because his firmware has BW limiter, good support and frequent updates.
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