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Best 5Ghz Radio Router with Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by R0B0T, May 18, 2011.

  1. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    So, what is the best router to use with Tomato that supports 5Ghz radio?


    Thank you for your quick answers!
     
  2. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    Linksys WRT610Nv2 or E3000. Is also E4200 but not completly supported by tomato.
     
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

  4. fubdap

    fubdap Addicted to LI Member

    I think there is an E4200 version from Victek.
     
  5. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    5GHz radio is still not working though right?

     
  6. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    Thats what I've heard.



    Also there is the E3200, that should also be mentioned at least, and the ASUS RT-N56U.
     
  7. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    ddwrt support at the moment fully E4200. Tomato doesnt (5GHz not working).

    610Nv2 and E3000 have exactly the same hardware, but 610Nv2 is colder.
     
  8. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Since ddwrt has 5GHz support for the E4200. I hope Tomato will soon as well. Once it does. Then I will upgrade. But, for now. Staying with stock firmware.

     
  9. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Personally I'm waiting for the Asus RT-N66U. Essentially an RT-N16 ith a 5Ghz radio. It should support Tomato, since it has a Broadcom CPU
     
  10. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    RT-N76U will be the same as rtn16 + 5GHZ radio.

    RT-N66U - will be better than rtn76u ;). CPU 600MHz and 1GB RAM!! DEMON!!! ;)
     
  11. molnart

    molnart Networkin' Nut Member

    i am not sure if the RT-N66U will have a Broadcom CPU, i think ive read somewhere that it will be from Ralink. RT-N76U has 2GB RAM, so its a question which one will be actually better.
     
  12. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

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    N66U should have a Broadcom CPU.


    I have heard the N76U was renamed to the N66U.
     
  13. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    @molnart - no, rt-n76u will has 128MB ram
     
  14. molnart

    molnart Networkin' Nut Member

  15. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    So I looked at the specs on that image and my impression is that it's essentially an Asus version of the E4200. I don't see "Broadcom" stamped on there anywhere but the specs sure remind me of the E4200 which I guess might point that way. Where are you guys getting this info on the 66 and 76, I googled and didn't see much. Maybe the DD-WRT Broadcom forum, those guys tend on be on the cutting edge of this stuff and looks like the source of the above image. That's also where I first read about the RT-N16 which led me to get one like 1 1/2 years ago.
     
  16. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    Well I have not passed the 30 day return policy on my RT-N16 so I think I am going to take it back and keep relying on my WRT54G v3 until these BEAST of a router comes out from ASUS.

    I honestly cannot wait!
     
  17. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    How much of a wait, and how much $? Doesn't really matter to me, my RT-N16 is waayyyy past it's return date, hah. I'm probably too cheap to pay the tab on an E4200 or RT-N76U right now. I hardly have anything that can use 5GHz at all right now and nothing that can use three streams. Good toy but likely to be too pricey for me out of the gate.
     
  18. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    RT-N76U is/was discontinued. the RT-N66U is taking its place.
     
  19. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Saw that Cisco is already selling refurbished E4200s, currently about $117, and about $160 list so the RT-N66U should be at least that. The more I look at it the more I might have to have one. Don't NEED it mind you, but starting to WANT it. The RT-N76U seems like a mythical beast at this point that might never come out. The RT-N56U just doesn't seem like my style although my wife might like it.
     
  20. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Do it! The E4200 is great. Have had mine for over 2 months now with zero issues. The stock firmware is extremely stable.

     
  21. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It's a good price. But I was wondering why they have so many returned units to refurb!
     

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