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A router with a monitor... (Asus WL-500GP + Screen)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by occamsrazor, May 18, 2009.

  1. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

  2. kramed

    kramed LI Guru Member

    This looks awesome. I am seriously debating getting the Asus 500gp V2 router.
     
  3. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    I just bought that model. I wanted the v1 because of the slightly higher CPU speed, but they're impossible to find these days...
    My old router was a Buffalo WHR-G54s and I was very happy with it, but the extra RAM and flash with the Asus are useful... especially if people start to make "jumbo" 8mb flash builds as outlined in this thread.
    Also, the USB ports are fun to play with for creating a NAS (albeit a fairly slow one) with TeddyBear's USB mod.
    If someone can get Tomato's bandwidth graphs running on a USB display that'd be awesome....
     
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Gonna be horribly slow if you do all that. It's pretty slow already...
     
  5. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Perhaps you're right.... though even when torrenting my router CPU rarely goes above 0.20... anyway, only one way to find out :)
     
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I don't mean utilisation, I mean speed. The chipset used in this router is a cheap bodge chip with everything in it, wireless included (IMHO) :noway:. I use them in two buildings, and while I love the extra RAM (it does help with stability) the damn things really are sluggish, even when not using USB and the other mods. Oleg, who writes software for ASUS machines and is considered a guru, says the same thing. I wish the V1 were available !!!! To anyone tempted to buy a WL500G V2, please consider the Linksys WRT54G-TM which is much, much faster. And cheaper. Unfortunately it's not available here in Thailand.
     
  7. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    I can't disagree with you... the v1 is better than the v2, also wish they were available. The WRT54G-TM does indeed look good, but is only available in the USA, not Europe or UK, afaik. So given that, the v2 seemed the next-best option...
     
  8. kramed

    kramed LI Guru Member

    What is a WRT54G-TM and how is it different from a WRT54GL? I have the GL and am looking to replace it with something I can use to run torrents on, I thought the Asus 500g was the best option. Does Linksys have a router with usb ports/8 mb flash?
     
  9. mars

    mars Addicted to LI Member

    Before asking the question, let me say that I don't understand much about routers, just flashing basic firmware and playing around a bit in the shell - technical experience and hardware knowledge is next to zero !

    So, I was just wondering how is that possible ? Seeing as Asus CPU is quicker (240V2 over 216) and more RAM is available to Asus (32MB over 16), and if both run the same software (Tomato) how can the Linksys be quicker ?

    There's obviously something missing to me, please don't flame me, just trying to understand this :p

    Thanks !
     

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