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Does Tomato support MIMO ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bingjiw, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    Does Tomato support MIMO? Like on the Buffalo WZR-G108.

    What's the benefit of using Tomato with a MIMO router?


    Thanks
    bingjiw
     
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    WZR-G108 uses Airgo wireless chipset according to dd-wrt forums, so even if you got Tomato to run on it the wireless wouldn't work!
     
  3. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    Does Tomato support MIMO on routers use Broadcom chipset?
    Does Tomato support MIMO?

    Thanks
     
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Tomato is based on Broadcom source-code - at the moment it is limited to wireless G + speedbooster/afterburner - and doesn't even support multi ssid yet.
     
  5. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    How about DD-WRT?
     
  6. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    Broadcom has MIMO chipset too.
    And Tomato is based on Broadcom source-code.
    Just hope someday TOMATO can support MIMO.
     
  7. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Broadcom MIMO is their Wireless draft N isn't it?

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=61527

    Broadcom have some issues with OpenSource they need to sort out - they are responsible for the success of the Linksys Linux routers and therefore for creating Tomato, OpenWRT, dd-wrt etc - but these are stuck on the old Linux 2.4 kernel for Broadcom Wireless support - but are now moving on with other vendors. Broadcom do use Linux 2.6 for mips on their ADSL routers, so I'm sure they could help out - maybe they think they have already given too much away? Note the likes of Linksys, Buffalo, Asus, Belkin are Broadcom's customers - its not us the end users!
     
  8. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    If the MIMO is just 2 or 3 self-programmed smart antenna hardware( already programmed in their antenna chipset ) , then it should be transparent to the firmware at the data or network layer.

    Sveasoft.com is working on release high-end router firmware, may include the support of MIMO. Maybe DD-WRT or TOMATO can learn something from it.
     

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