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Best Tomato router?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Mr. Scary, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Addicted to LI Member

    I'm looking for a new router to replace my deceased Linksys WRT54G v2. It was a truly wonderful piece of equipment for the price, running rock-solid for 8 years despite all sorts of careless tinkering on my part, until recently my retard of a stepmother decided, in a fit of stupid, to literally smash it to bits with a pickaxe.

    I grieved for a while, but I figured, the outdated technologies are bottlenecking my rates anyway, so it's time to move on to newer ones.

    Requirements:
    - wireless N or AC
    - GigabitEthernet
    - Tomato firmware support (esp. for QoS, VPN client/server, VLANs)

    Misc. preferences:
    - Broadcom chipset
    - USB port
    - durable and reliable like my WRT54G was

    I've had my eyes on the Netgear R6300, but I've seen reports of it being unsupported by third-party firmware due to its 5 Ghz frequency band. Is this correct?
     
  2. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    For 2,4Ghz ASUS RT-16n
    FOR 2,4/5Ghz ASUS RT-66u
     
  3. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    The problem with the R6300 probably isn't the 5Ghz range, it's the chipsets used. Since its based around an 802.11ac chipset you need drivers for the new hardware, which isn't always trivial to add. To quote verbatim from TacoflavoredPC's post the DD-WRT forum:

    "The SoC is a BCM4706.
    The switch is a BCM53115.
    It has 128 MB each of RAM and flash memory.
    The 2.4 GHz 3x3:3 radio is a BCM4331.
    The 5 GHz 802.11ac 3-stream controller is, as deathnite has said, a BCM4360"

    While I'm pretty sure the SoC is used by other routers, I'm not sure about either the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz chips.

    Oh, and just to add, the RT-N16 is a rock solid router on Tomato.
     
  4. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    5 AC = They're not ready yet, they're all AC draft.

    2.4/5 = ASUS RT-N66U or Cisco Linksys E4200v1 (slightly worse than the RT-N66U) or Cisco Linksys E3000 (slightly worse than the E4200v1).

    2.4 = Cisco Linksys E3000 (I know it's 5Ghz too but the -RM is $59!) or ASUS RT-N16.
     
  5. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the suggestions all. I'm reluctant to go the Asus way, as I've had bad experiences with their products in the past, while the opposite can be said about Linksys. I think I'm going to wait a bit to see what the future brings, and if nothing better comes out in the next few months I'll probably go for the E4200v1.
     
  6. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    E4200v1 (-RM) $79.99 here: http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Ro...productId133604734VVcatId543809VVviewprod.htm

    ASUS is better btw. I liked Linksys up to the E4200v1 better, I even liked the E3000 much more than the RT-N16 but Cisco is renewing its Linksys line and the newer products won't support Tomato anymore and the new official firmware is full of cloud crap that no one likes. The RT-N66U is awesome and rock solid, best router I've tested yet. Reconsider ASUS, it's a really good brand.
     
  7. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks, but I don't think Cisco have those refurbished offers for France, let alone an online store, but it's available at amazon.fr for 126.29€ (free shipping), which seems reasonable.
     
  8. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    Given that Cisco has taken it upon themselves to setup a remote kill function in all their new "cloud based" firmwares, that allows them to kill all access through the hardware you own based the a nebulous idea of you providing/performing "objectionable content," I'm none too keen on giving them one penny of business, even if it's just buying their hardware. There's no sense encouraging their atrocious behavior.
     
  9. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    When all Linksys routers went to Cisco, everything changed there. At the same time Asus routers raised it category and now became top ones.
    Go for powerfull and modern RT-N66 but if you want a sturdy unit, very proven, impossible to brick and the most stable, go with RT-N16 loaded with Tomato's Raf, Shibby or Toastman mods.
     
  10. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Yes, RT-16n is very good router... if you want only 2,4Ghz just take it!
     
  11. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Addicted to LI Member

    I can't say I care much for Cisco's above-mentioned practices, as I wasn't going to use the stock firmware anyway nor subscribe to their cloud service, and I'm not the type to sacrifice cost-effectiveness just to boycott a brand. That said, the Asus recommendations have peeked my curiosity and I may just pick up a RT-N66U after all (might as well go all the way for more... "future-proofness.")
     
  12. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    What's real fun about the new firmware is that Cisco firmware is set to auto-update by default, and even if you check a spot saying not to update, there's still a second spot you have to check in order to really, truly disable auto-update. And, if you didn't do that, you'd be greeted by a completely foreign login page the next time you visited the router - and your old username/password didn't let you log in. You had to create a new "cloud account" through Cisco to gain access to your own damn hardware.

    Screw Cisco. Well, at least for their consumer equipment. I'll still keep recommending/buying their business lineup, IOS is just too powerful to ignore.
     
  13. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    ASUS just released a new firmware for the N66U with 64K NVRAM and AiCloud, apparently a new cloud service from ASUS. To look into it http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN66U/

    Why everyone has to copy Apple? Even a company like ASUS please... they really did have to fit "iCloud" in there eh? ASUSCloud was better.
     
  14. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    Any updated thoughts on ASUS RT-N66U (€134) v's ASUS RT-N16 (€71)? Dual-band wireless is not really an issue for me as this router will be tasked with handling my wired traffic to the internet and doing Toastman's QoS work. It'll be replacing an old Buffalo 54 Airstation which I think is struggling to cope with the workload.
     
  15. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    RT-N66U has a faster CPU, twice the amount of nvram for storing settings, and twice the amount of RAM. That makes it a better Tomato platform overall, regardless of the dual band support (which would however make it a bit more future-proof).
     
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  16. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Perhaps not much to do with the thread topic, but I agree about these stupid cloud services that are appearing everywhere now that nobody seems to actually use.

    If cloud services were the norm, and someone pointed out that placing our personal data in the hands of some third party (and paying for it!) using unknown hardware, at some far-off location in a country with no data protection laws, staffed by unknown persons, with unknown security measures, and a completely unknown agenda, giving them full access and sometimes even the right to sell your pictures and data - was a really bad idea - and that keeping it all on your own PC was perhaps just slightly better, I think there would be a big rush to do so. Why don't people have copies of their email any more, but seem to like to spend valuable time trying to retrieve it from some crappy online server that keeps telling you that your password is wrong when you know damned well it isn't ?

    Similarly, I am a great fan of computer equipment and it's become part of my life, but I see that few people read books on electronic media. It's difficult, slow, and very tedious. If these electronic media had been invented first, and someone invented the BOOK (easy to carry, readable for 100 years or more, no battery needed, can be read in full sunlight or near darkness, with no reflections from a screen, survives shock or drops, easy to skip pages or speed-read through chapters, no hardware failures, and so on) then suddenly there would be a big rush to the printers. I have several thousand ebooks on my PC, but I have only read a handful. My daughter has read none, and my wife is halfway through a book she started last year. :D All our friends have hundreds of books on their readers, but I notice they rarely look at them any more.

    Yes, it's a strange world.

    Mr. Scary - I'm still buying the RT-N16 for consistency, it has been a rock-solid workhorse and I have never had any trouble with them. If and when we get faster and cheapish internet here I will select a decent and faster router from those available at the time. At the moment I'd probably go for the fastest available machine that can run Tomato - ignoring the wireless altogether. I have no interest at all in the wireless on the actual routers, because I use AP's for that. With no wireless, modern routers are very close to 100% reliable.

    Funny that one of my main sources of work is wifi, because wifi really is a pile of crap, and as an old-school engineer, I am somewhat ashamed to be associated with it.

    I have an R6300 eval unit here, I really must take a look at it again.
     
  17. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    Interesting. We run an 'agriturismo' here in Italy - a holiday rental business combined with a working farm (http://www.patrignone.com if you're the least bit curious) and we have a swap-out library for paperbacks. You know the kind of thing I'm talking about. Anyway, two years ago this library was very busy, with new books (for me) to read all the time. Now? Largely ignored. Everyone seems to have a Kindle-esque device of one kind of another. And it's happened so quickly...literally in the space of two summers, everything seems to have changed. Anyway, I digress.

    Toastman, I'm a bit confused by the "I'm still buying the N16" (= "go buy the N16 as it's fine for what you need") v's the "go for the fastest available machine that can run Tomato" (= "go buy the N66"). Sorry to be a pedant, but I'm no techie expert and I just want someone to tell me what to do so that I don't have to blame my own ignorance. And as I'll be using (and am currently using) your Tomoato, Mr Toastman, I think you should have the massive responsibility of making my mind up for me.

    I'm anticpating you'll want a bit more info too, so here it is:

    • Outgoing router: Buffalo WBR-G54S running latest Toastman. Still working but...
    • Job: manage our meagre 4M/1M microwave internet connection delivered through a Ubiquiti Nanostation
    • We have a wired network of home users (4) and two wireless routers used by multiple staff and guests. Implementing Toastman QoS, hopefully correctly (available badwidth set to 3.2M/0.6M)
    • Problem: have noticed bandwidth gets clogged even when total bandwidth is no where near maxed out, everything slows down when certain kinds of traffic are elsewhere on the network, like Skype, uTorrent or Netflix. Am manually switching on bandwidth limiter to restrict this traffic for the known culprits, albeit temporarily whilst I carry our my 'mission critical' task, e.g. skyping my mum.
    • Solution? Get a decent faster router to replace the ancient Buffalo in the hope it can manage my traffic QoS more comfortably.
    There, now you have it all. I think. Many thanks...
     
  18. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    If you dont need 5GHz go with RT-16n... It is the best router for 2,4GHz... If you wanna 5GHz support, go with N66... but many of devices dont support 5GHz band, so it is useless for me now...
     
  19. Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant

    Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Networkin' Nut Member

    I hope I'm reading this wrong, but the attitude here has me gobsmacked! Neither Toastman, nor any other developer here, has *ANY* responsibility to you. *YOU* have the responsibility of choosing what hardware & software you want to run on *YOUR* router. You may choose to run non OEM firmware on your router if you wish, but it's at your own risk, from flashing, to configuring to running it. If you require guaranteed serviceability of your router, which it sounds like you're using for business, then I'd suggest contacting a local networking consultancy firm and get them to recommend, supply, install, maintain *YOUR* business network.

    What a lot of people on this forum fail to understand is that Tomato is tweaked & poked at (maintained is far too strong a word) by various (in many cases) amateur developers for sh*ts'n'giggles, unpaid, *in their own time*, for their own purposes & education. It's a sort of miracle that any of it works at all, let alone the fact that it actually works so amazingly well. Demanding things, trying to beat them with a stick etc, *WILL* lead to a situation where *NO FURTHER DEVELOPMENT TAKES PLACE* other than that *YOU* wish to implement *YOURSELF*. The active developer community has dwindled. We *ALL* need to think about that.

    Kevin. - Yes I will put my name to this post. Now I'm off to walk the dog, muttering as I go :)
     
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  20. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    We can tell you why someone would buy one or another router. We certainly cannot make the decision for you...

    (as for the eBook thing - I mostly buy eBooks these days because it means that if I finish a book at 1 am, I can immediately buy and start reading the next one ;) I do buy some books as paperbacks, usually authors which I share with friends).
     
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  21. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    = this is my preferred choice - at this time.

    as we don't have highspeed internet yet, my choice is to use the same reliable RT-N16 everywhere for consistency.

    I don't have a dog, but will consider buying one .... :D
     
  22. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    We can install 5GHz radio (2nd radio) to RT-N16 ;) Did you know that?
     
  23. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    "I hope I'm reading this wrong, but the attitude here has me gobsmacked! " :rolleyes:

    Really? Honestly? Good grief. Can't anyone take a joke any more? I was just about to apologise for my comments on the grounds that you might be from the USA and might simply have misinterpreted my comments based on cultural differences. But you're a Brit, for crissakes! What on earth happened to your sense of humour? Bad day at the office? Lack of sleep? Not enough exercise? Too much coffee? Or are you always this grouchy?

    I've been using Tomato for a long time now, and am fully aware of how much unpaid time goes into this project. I am incredibly grateful to Toastman and others for their un-sung and largely unrewarded efforts, which help me in my work every day. Although I'm a recent member to this site, I've been following the posts here for a long time, and find the information incredibly useful. I have learned a lot from what others, and especially Toastman, have taken the time to post here.

    There is no wrong decision to be made here; even someone an non-techie as me can see that. Either of my router choices will work fine, clearly, and all I was looking for was someone to push me one way or another (or point out some fatal flaw in my reasoning). Thank you Toastman for helping me out in that regard. N16 duly ordered.

    It is also clear to anyone without a catastrophic SoH failure that I was not asking for advice on whether or not to turn off the life-support for my ailing grandmother. It's a friggin ROUTER we're talking about, not religion. And I clearly was not seriously asking for anyone else to take responsibility for my actions, otherwise I'd be sticking with the stock firmware instead of loading Tomato (and DD-WRT before then). But I guess some people prefer to wind themselves up, puff out their chest, and get all shouty and indignant online rather than behave like a human being.

    I pity the poor doggie. That must have been a cheerful walk.
     
  24. Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant

    Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Networkin' Nut Member

    LOL - Good response, I did genuinely laugh and I get your point, think I deserved that. In my experience, jokes can be lost in translation between computer screens, let alone a cultural divide...I think my cultural filter was set to 'assume the worst' yesterday, hence a loss of humour flow :)

    Off to consult the dog on how to behave like a human being....she says "Woof!" - makes perfect sense :)
     
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  25. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    ;) No problem...and I shall be sure to use more of these infernal totally un-:cool: thingies (I truly hate them) in future to try and avoid misinterpretation. Best for all, including the pooch.
     
  26. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    RT-N16 is fine for most of users. RT-N66U it's better in wireless due to tweaking final radio stage reaching easily 500mW and with sum of decent antennas can reach incredible coverage. It was the good points.

    Now go the worst points:
    Both routers are using a worst switch chipset, iperf WAN-LAN with more than 100 connections (easily reached in normal browsing) gives you a very poor bandwidth and this is a critic point for P2P and the coming high speed connections in some countries. So, you have been warned for 100Mbps Internet Speeds or higher.

    CTF or Hardware NAT (commonly named) is deactivated in most of firmwares when you use QoS or simply not activated from original firmware due to the strange QoS algorithm hardwired by Broadcom in the chipset.

    So, good routers for average users and conflict router for High Speed lines. Alternative is in other routers with better switch chipset not covered by Tomato firmware till now... but we are working on it. ;)

    What router is the best for Tomato? depends of your requirements and Internet connection speed, but yes, for average users RT-N16 is more than enough.
     
  27. quihong

    quihong Serious Server Member


    Tell us more please. Any recommendation on a 5ghz adapter that is compatible?
     
  28. zorkmta

    zorkmta LI Guru Member

    I have tried a lot of Router, all with Tomato Compatible:

    WRT54G gs, gl, tm
    Wnr3500l
    wndr3400
    RT-N16
    RT-N66U
    E4200

    For 5ghz wifi E4200 and rt-66u are good option, rt-66u have more range of wifi in my case.

    For 2.4ghz, RT-N16 is very good...but suddnely died, so keeping with wnr3500l a great option.

    Regards
     
  29. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    @ shibby, RT-N16 with 5Ghz would be more than great:D , as it has the BCM4718 simultaneous dual band, already has a 5 GHz radio in it, but ASUS didn't put the circuitry in to support it, so how could we get it? I am an RT-N16 fan because it is a great work horse.
     
  30. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I think Shibby is referring to the fact that the RT-N16 was actually designed to use a 5GHz mini-PCI-e wireless, but the commercial decision was reached not to include it. The tracking is there on the printed circuit board, and some people have successfully added the parts. This is something that's easy for the advanced electronics hobbyist, but for the majority of people will not be a solution. You will also need to add 2 5GHz antennas. Whether it is actually worth doing, I'm not sure.

    Here is the link:

    http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?30205-Asus-RT-N16-256MB-RAM-amp-Wi-Fi-2-4-5-GHz-DualBand

    Many items worth browsing through, also in "Common Tomato Topics"

    http://linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/common-tomato-topics-help-information.31234/
     
  31. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

  32. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

  33. Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant

    Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Networkin' Nut Member

    The joy of open source :)
     
  34. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    @Vicente, "cosas veredes Sancho, que no crederes" :D !
    "things you'll see Sancho, that you wouldn't beleive"
     
  35. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    :) .. as Kevin said.. it's open source ... and we are obliged to publish .. but I didn't see any chinese Tomato source code published .. anyway.. a joy!
     
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  36. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    Yep..
     
  37. Oleg Repin

    Oleg Repin Networkin' Nut Member

    It is funny that just yesterday I talked with guy from Everybody Known's Silicon Valley company. He told me the same things about their stock software. While he did not talk me "the fact that it actually works so amazingly well". Funny, is not it?
     
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  38. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    OK, my odyssey is nearly over. My shiny new RT-N16 has arrived, and contrary to the excitement shown above, I won't be ripping the back off and firing up my soldering iron any time soon.

    However, before I brick my virgin router, can I just check I'm not being a fool (again) and using the wrong firmware?

    After going through the relevant folders for the last 2 hours and given myself a headache, I've just download:

    tomato-K26USB-1.28.7501.3MIPSR2Toastman-RT-VLAN-Std (or EXT)

    I am assuming this will allow the use of the USB ports (though I doubt I'll need them to be honest) and give me the option of setting up a VLAN for my guests when I get a spare week to work it all out. Please say I'm not wrong. Pretty please?

    Just two other Qs:

    1. I have been carefully copying my old WBR-G54S Tomato settings via screen-grabs as I assume I'll have to input the settings manually again on the N16, correct? I am sure I read somewhere that you can't just backup your settings from the old router and restore to the new router...?

    2. The firmware my Buffalo is running is "Tomato Firmware v1.28.7633 .3-Toastman-IPT-ND ND Std" - the 7633 bit implies it's newer than the 7501 I've just downloaded, or am I being paranoid?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
  39. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    1. Correct, enter settings by hand, safer.
    2. Different branch and older, you have to use MIPSR2 RT or RT-N versions.
     
  40. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    Thanks for the confirmation Victec. And just to confirm, the firmware I've downloaded is OK foor my N16?
     
  41. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    Yup it'll work. RT-N16s are kind of unique in that you can use both RT and RT-N builds on them.
     
  42. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I recommend you rt-n builds - newer wifi driver
     
  43. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    yup, rt-n runs flaulesly and faster and seems no so warm the box.
     
  44. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    OK, I've been running Tomato Firmware v1.28.0501 MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N K26 USB VLAN-Ext for a few days now but I've hit a snag (should I be starting a new thread for this?...hang on, let me search and see if I can find an existing thread....no) - the N16 seems to be rebooting regularly, and by this I mean once every couple of hours or so, and usually when it's been idle and I start a WWW session from any PC or wifi device...any suggestions?
     
  45. mvsgeek

    mvsgeek Addicted to LI Member

    Are you running the latest point release (I think it's 0501.6)? I'm running Tomato Firmware v1.28.0501.3 MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N K26 USB VLAN-Ext on a RT-N16 with no problems. Since you have a USB version, I'd suggest you stick in a flash drive and write the log to it. That way you'll have a log which will survive reboots, so troubleshooting should be easier. Did you perchance overclock the router? Mine is running at 480 Mhz.
     
  46. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    Did you write all the settings by hand or you had a back up and up loaded it to .0501.3 firm? If so, erase all data in NVRam memory and do settings one by one by hand.
     
  47. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    "Are you running the latest point release" - 501.3

    "Since you have a USB version, I'd suggest you stick in a flash drive and write the log to it." Good idea. Plugged in a USB and can see it mounted un USB section, but what address to I use in the Syslog section so that the log is stored there? [Think I've done this: /tmp/mnt/HP_USB_FD/N16-log]

    "Did you perchance overclock the router? Mine is running at 480 Mhz." - not intentionally! Mine is 480 too

    "Did you write all the settings by hand" - yes

    Update: I switched off Bandwidth Limiter last night and switched on the QoS...since then, no reboots...no problems today either...Ì have a feeling Tomato has been objecting to a range of addresses I'd been trying to limit which weren't in the routers address range but a range specified by another Tomato router further down the chain which I wanted to ring-fence and keep away from my network. Tomorrow I'll switch the limiter back on but without the offensive range and then finally reintroduce the stroke-inducing range and see if that's the issue...
     
  48. sskljdalsk

    sskljdalsk Serious Server Member

    Bandwidth limiter seems to be the issue. Switch it on and the router crashes straight away. Here's the log if anyone can make any sense of it:

    May 29 11:18:19 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04
    May 29 11:18:19 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04 Simons_HTC
    May 29 11:19:06 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04
    May 29 11:19:06 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04 Simons_HTC
    May 29 11:20:32 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04
    May 29 11:20:32 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04 Simons_HTC
    May 29 11:22:17 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04
    May 29 11:22:17 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04 Simons_HTC
    May 29 11:25:14 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04
    May 29 11:25:14 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04 Simons_HTC
    May 29 11:27:09 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04
    May 29 11:27:09 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.212 18:87:96:89:0a:04 Simons_HTC
    May 29 11:32:26 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.11.110 00:26:2d:29:8f:1b
    May 29 11:32:26 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.110 00:26:2d:29:8f:1b Verity-PC
    May 29 11:34:02 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.11.110 00:26:2d:29:8f:1b
    May 29 11:34:02 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.110 00:26:2d:29:8f:1b Verity-PC
    May 29 11:46:01 OfficeTomato2 cron.info crond[7827]: crond: USER root pid 21418 cmd ntpsync --cron
    May 29 12:00:01 OfficeTomato2 cron.info crond[7827]: crond: USER root pid 23440 cmd logger -p syslog.info -- -- MARK --
    May 29 12:00:01 OfficeTomato2 syslog.info root: -- MARK --
    May 29 12:04:02 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.11.110 00:26:2d:29:8f:1b
    May 29 12:04:02 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21767]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.11.110 00:26:2d:29:8f:1b Verity-PC
    May 29 12:11:16 OfficeTomato2 user.warn kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10010 is small. Consider r2q change.
    May 29 12:11:16 OfficeTomato2 user.warn kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10011 is small. Consider r2q change.
    Jan 1 01:00:53 OfficeTomato2 user.info hotplug[483]: USB vfat fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/HP_USB_FD
    Jan 1 01:00:53 OfficeTomato2 user.info rcheck[502]: Time not yet set. Only "all day, everyday" restrictions will be activated.
    Jan 1 01:00:53 OfficeTomato2 user.info hotplug[483]: USB vfat fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/HP_USB_FD
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: udhcpc (v1.18.5) started
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Sending discover...
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Sending select for 192.168.0.4...
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Lease of 192.168.0.4 obtained, lease time 3600
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: started, version 2.61 cachesize 1500
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-RTC no-DBus no-i18n no-IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: asynchronous logging enabled, queue limit is 5 messages
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[567]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.11.55 -- 192.168.11.95, lease time 1d
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.warn dnsmasq[567]: failed to access /etc/resolv.dnsmasq: No such file or directory
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: read /etc/dnsmasq/hosts/hosts - 14 addresses
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[567]: read /etc/dnsmasq/dhcp/dhcp-hosts
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 cron.info crond[573]: crond: crond (busybox 1.18.5) started, log level 8
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug dhcpc-event[565]: 182: pptp peerdns disabled
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: reading /etc/resolv.dnsmasq
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: using nameserver 8.8.8.8#53
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: using nameserver 217.112.96.190#53
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: starting rstats.
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: starting cstats.
    Jan 1 01:00:53 OfficeTomato2 user.info hotplug[483]: USB vfat fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/HP_USB_FD
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: udhcpc (v1.18.5) started
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Sending discover...
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Sending select for 192.168.0.4...
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Lease of 192.168.0.4 obtained, lease time 3600
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug dhcpc-event[565]: 182: pptp peerdns disabled
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: started, version 2.61 cachesize 1500
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-RTC no-DBus no-i18n no-IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: asynchronous logging enabled, queue limit is 5 messages
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[567]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.11.55 -- 192.168.11.95, lease time 1d
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: reading /etc/resolv.dnsmasq
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: using nameserver 8.8.8.8#53
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: using nameserver 217.112.96.190#53
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: read /etc/dnsmasq/hosts/hosts - 14 addresses
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[567]: read /etc/dnsmasq/dhcp/dhcp-hosts
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 cron.info crond[573]: crond: crond (busybox 1.18.5) started, log level 8
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: starting rstats.
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: starting cstats.
    Jan 1 01:00:53 OfficeTomato2 user.info hotplug[483]: USB vfat fs at /dev/sda1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/HP_USB_FD
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: udhcpc (v1.18.5) started
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Sending discover...
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Sending select for 192.168.0.4...
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info udhcpc[552]: Lease of 192.168.0.4 obtained, lease time 3600
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: started, version 2.61 cachesize 1500
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-RTC no-DBus no-i18n no-IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: asynchronous logging enabled, queue limit is 5 messages
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[567]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.11.55 -- 192.168.11.95, lease time 1d
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.warn dnsmasq[567]: failed to access /etc/resolv.dnsmasq: No such file or directory
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: read /etc/dnsmasq/hosts/hosts - 14 addresses
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[567]: read /etc/dnsmasq/dhcp/dhcp-hosts
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 cron.info crond[573]: crond: crond (busybox 1.18.5) started, log level 8
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug dhcpc-event[565]: 182: pptp peerdns disabled
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: starting rstats.
    Jan 1 01:00:54 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: starting cstats.
    Jan 1 01:00:56 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: reading /etc/resolv.dnsmasq
    Jan 1 01:00:56 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: using nameserver 8.8.8.8#53
    Jan 1 01:00:56 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: using nameserver 217.112.96.190#53
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 user.info init[1]: Asus RT-N16: Tomato 1.28.0501 MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N K26 USB VLAN-Ext
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 user.debug init[1]: 182: pptp peerdns disabled
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[567]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: started, version 2.61 cachesize 1500
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-RTC no-DBus no-i18n no-IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: asynchronous logging enabled, queue limit is 5 messages
    Jan 1 01:01:11 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[624]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.11.55 -- 192.168.11.95, lease time 1d
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: reading /etc/resolv.dnsmasq
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: using nameserver 8.8.8.8#53
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: using nameserver 217.112.96.190#53
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq[624]: read /etc/dnsmasq/hosts/hosts - 14 addresses
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[624]: read /etc/dnsmasq/dhcp/dhcp-hosts
    Jan 1 01:01:12 OfficeTomato2 user.info rcheck[668]: Time not yet set. Only "all day, everyday" restrictions will be activated.
    Jan 1 01:01:14 OfficeTomato2 user.info rcheck[812]: Time not yet set. Only "all day, everyday" restrictions will be activated.
    May 29 12:18:03 OfficeTomato2 cron.err crond[573]: time disparity of 22830377 minutes detected
     
  49. totsubo

    totsubo Reformed Router Member

    I'm about to buy a new router to use with Tomato and was leaning towards an ASUS N16 or N66U but then I saw someone comment these were not necessarily good choices for people with really high-speed connections.

    I happen to have a FTTH 150 Mbps connection. If I expect to get the most bandwith out of my Internet connection does this mean I should not consider the ASUS?

    If the ASUS's are not good choices for high-speed connections, what would others suggest?
     
  50. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    It's not brand related issue, RT-N16 and RT-N66 can reach >150Mbps WAN-LAN if you disable some router services/features that restrict bandwidth.
     

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