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Atheros TomatoUSB Support

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by 00_ren, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. 00_ren

    00_ren Serious Server Member

    I found a few post from 2011 on this subject and nothing really since. Any plans in the works to support Atheros routers ? Mainly Buffalo branded routers.

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  2. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    You'll have to be content with OpenWRT for now. Victek and Shibby are working on ARM right now. Victek seems to be moving on to a more platform-independent development approach, with Ralink next after ARM. That may eventually lead to backports to Atheros-based routers, but I suspect that ARM is the future of routers and 3rd party firmware over the next few years.
     
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  3. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    It may be not possible. Why? Because Tomato is a software for Broadcom only. Yes, we are working on ARM but it is still Broadcom!
     
  4. 00_ren

    00_ren Serious Server Member

  5. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Shibby, look asuswrt source, they used for Ralink platform too... nothing it's impossible ;) ...
     
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  6. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    I know. Netgear made tomato for one atheros router more than one year ago. But if we do this then we will be like ddwrt- multiplatform system (heavy and unstable). In poland we say: if something is for all then it is for nothing ;)

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  7. Mihai Olimpiu-Cristian

    Mihai Olimpiu-Cristian Serious Server Member

    Don't Atheros units need a special build for every specific unit?
     
  8. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Same as tomato when hardware differs (buttons, switch...) nothing different. The main limitation for Atheros routers is most of them are 4/8MB flash ... some features will be dismissed. Another difference is no nvram (big thread)...
     
  9. 00_ren

    00_ren Serious Server Member

    I agree on the heavy part but unstable.............. i don't know. I'm no big fan of DD-WRT but the firmware is very good (personal experience) . With that said, i would rather run tomato. Its more user friendly
     
  10. 00_ren

    00_ren Serious Server Member

    I thought most Atheros routers came with 64K NVRAM ?
     
  11. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes, and usually 8MB flash memory.
     

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