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Buffalo and Tomator Upgrade Process

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fareal, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. fareal

    fareal LI Guru Member

    I understand the initial loading of Tomato onto a stock Buffalo router is via TFTP, but how about the upgrades from older to newer Tomato versions? TFTP as well or can you browse the gui and select a file to upload at that point?

    Looking for another router and trying to decide between Linksys and Buffalo.
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    this is from the readme:
    If you're already using a third-party firmware or just upgrading a Tomato firmware, try uploading any of the .bin files from the GUI.

    Hope this helps

  3. desixp

    desixp Guest

    Successfully upgraded from DD-WRT to Tomato 1.3 and 1.4


    I was able to upgrade from DD-WRT to Tomato using the GUI. No issues. Make sure you type in the default IP address of Tomato.


  4. fareal

    fareal LI Guru Member

    Thanks. And it sounds like any of the Buffalo WHR-G54S even the new ones will work, unlike the Linksys WRT54G where you need specific older versions of them. Correct?

    If so, I'll suggest my friend purchase one from Amazon and I'll help him flash to Tomato.
  5. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes correct but you can go for an actual Linksys .WRT54GL 1.x

  6. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    All versions of the Buffalo WHR-G54S work with Tomato. These work well. I like the small size and small price.

    For a Linksys, you can use the WRT54GL, a current model, with Tomato - note the trailing "L" in the model number. These are good routers also. In some environments the multiple antennas may give you a slightly better signal.

    The Tomato-compatible WRT54GL may be slightly more expensive and a little harder to find than the more common Linksys models.
    The Linksys WRT54G/GS routers that you are likely to find at major retail outlets will not work with Tomoto.
  7. fareal

    fareal LI Guru Member

    Ahh ok I didn't know there was a current model WRT54GL being sold in retail, but yeah its about $20 more than the Buffalo.

    I didn't think about the one vs two antenna thing, I wonder how much of a difference it makes. I've read a couple of forum posts that said their Buffalo was just as good if not better than the WRT54G, I'll try to read up on that topic more.
  8. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Another source of either router for those interested...



  9. andersonbc

    andersonbc LI Guru Member

    With its built-in amplifier, the WHR-HP-G54 is a better performer than the WHR-G54S (and it works great with Tomato). If you want to read more, there is a ton of talk about this on the DD-WRT forums (comparisons against the WRT54GL too).
  10. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I beleive the GL is just a Gv3 (or a Gv2.2) (hardware) They just consider it their open source version, as the newer units are not open source (do not run Linux).
  11. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    GL has identical hardware as the Gv4, from what I understand.

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