Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Partizan, Oct 10, 2008.
Is there any 8 port router that runs tomato?
I don't know if there is one, but I use a $25 8-port gigabit switch in conjunction with my router. Is there any limitation doing it my way?
If you want to establish PPPoE sessions to more than 5 modems, that's about all I can think of. While not technologically impossible, current PPPoE implementations tend to only support one device per interface.
Of course, to be able to handle more than 3 modems anyhow, you'd probably have to have really crappy DSL lines... The CPU in the WRT54GL is unfortunately slow.
I'm confused. What does adding a switch have to do with modems? You are just adding ports just like if you had an 8 port router. You could even add a Tomato supported router, run the script that turns the WAN port into another LAN port and use 2 routers if you want. You'd have 5 ports on that with 4 available, 4 ports on the "router" with 3 avialable as you'd have a cable connecting the 2 routers.
But you can find a switch on sale most places even 8 port switch for lots less than a router.