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An up-to-date firmware for older routers?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by menses, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. menses

    menses Addicted to LI Member

    I have a Buffalo WHR-G54S. Are there currently any up-to-date Tomato mods built for this model?

    So far I have tried Toastman's tomato-ND-1.28.7635Toastman-IPT-ND-VLAN-VPN.trx. It was 2.4 kernel build ( and would have sufficed but some of the binaries were really old (e.g. dropbear was v2011.54)

    After Toastman I tried Victek's Tomato_RAF_1.25.8515.2-ND.trx as adviced here. Well it turns out that it is even more old than the Toastman build. The RAF was built in 2009! :)

    Are there more recent firmwares built for these older routers?
  2. menses

    menses Addicted to LI Member

    I've been running Shibby's tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR1-132-Mini for a week now on a Buffalo WHR-G54S.
    No issues so far :)
  3. Michael Malone

    Michael Malone Network Newbie Member

  4. azdps

    azdps Addicted to LI Member

    Upgrading OpenSSL for routers limited to 4mb of space appears to have been an issue. With all the exploits found in OpenSSL alot of work has been done to the OpenSSL source code. Updating OpenSSL to keep the firmware size below 4mb wasn't possible and developers seemed to have abandoned that effort.
    Michael Malone likes this.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Many of the packages used in Tomato have increased in size so much over the years that it is simply impossible to keep on updating them. At some point, people have to accept that they need to update their old routers. And to be honest, updating most of the packages makes no difference in the everyday use of the router for the majority of people either.
    Dr Strangelove likes this.

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