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Best GUI?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Dragon2611, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Dragon2611

    Dragon2611 LI Guru Member

    I think so far Tomato has the best WebUI i've seen in a SOHO router :biggrin:

    Did try Coover-ap as I was going to play with the captive portal/Radius implantation but decided I much prefered Tomato for its ease of configuration of the Firewall/Qos rules and those really nifty Self updating Bandwidth Graphs + the fact most changes can Be applied instantly without restarting the whole router.
  2. somms

    somms Network Guru Member


    Looks like Tomato's throughput tops even the latest DD-WRT micro builds as well...
  3. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Nice to hear Tomato is that fast. Chances are I might not notice that as my Internet connection is normally my bottleneck.

    I agree that the Tomato GUI is nice. My first impression was "Oh great, another custom GUI with everything in a different place." Then after configuring my first Tomato router, I realized that I could set all of the really critical initial stuff on a single screen rather than multiple screens possibly losing wireless connectivity if not done in just the right order.

    Also my WRT54G v2 had issues with LAN file transfers failing with some firmware but I have not seen that with Tomato.

    Overall the stability of wireless connectivity with Tomato has been great. I have had issues from time to time when upgrading versions but relatively few and typically quickly resolved.

    And I have loaded a -lot- of firmware on my WRT54G, starting back sometime in late 2003 or early 2004, not exactly sure when. I remember loading pre-releases of Sveasoft Satori but not if that was my first. I sent Sveasoft Alchemy to a buddy of mine, I think back in 2004. He loaded it it then and is still running it today. Actually it was reading about the added functionality of the Sveasoft firmware that motivated me to buy a WRT54G, finally retiring my wired Netgear RT314 (loaded with hacked Zyxel firmware) after a couple of good years. I was a Sveasoft subscriber for a couple of years. I have loaded various versions of Sveasoft (at least Satori, Alchemy & Talisman), HyperWRT (Original, Thibor & Tofu), seemingly hundreds of versions of DD-WRT, upgrades of stock Linksys firmware, different versions of OpenWRT, X-Wrt, and Tomato... Whew! Some of these have very cool features and adding more all the time. Sometimes it seems like these are in constant churn of new features & bug fixes. The most stable in my experience were the HyperWRT based releases & then Tomato. Although my buddy running Sveasoft Alchemy for 4 years certainly qualifies as stable, :-D, he's an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" kinda guy. Sorry, kinda went off on a tangent there, but it was a fun trip down flash memory lane for me.

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