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Generic ARM builds?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rob0809, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. rob0809

    rob0809 Network Newbie Member

    Are there any generic Tomato builds that will work on say a Trendnet tew-818dru or are all of the builds specific to certain hardware thus far?

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    All *ARM builds* are specific to certain hardware. They are most likely to develop firmware for devices that they use or at least if they have access to them. You could take a chance on a build for a similar router, but I wouldn't do so unless you are willing to brick the router, or at least recover it using a serial console.

    *edited for accuracy*
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2014
  3. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    I had tew-812dru v2 and i brick him to dead.

    Wysłane z mojego IQ4410 przy użyciu Tapatalka
     
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  4. rob0809

    rob0809 Network Newbie Member

    Would you mind telling me how you did it so I don't suffer the same fate?
     
  5. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    Don't flash with tomato at this time.
     
  6. rob0809

    rob0809 Network Newbie Member

    Thank you. I'll try to be patient. I just had such a great experience with Tomato (specifically Shibby) on my Belkin N600, I'm eager to get the same for my 818dru. I guess I should have done more research before buying it if I was in a hurry for Tomato support. Patience is a virtue. :)
     
  7. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    I have yet to buy an ARM unit, and won't until the whole eco-system is there with a stable Tomato and Entware.
     
  8. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    Looks like it has the same cpu and wireless chipset as the ac68u. Certainly toamto capable, and I'm sure just a matter of time. I imagine the devs will focus on the current arm builds in general, and getting the bugs worked out, before moving to a wider range of devices. Idk though, R7000 may have release soon, just depends.
     
  9. rob0809

    rob0809 Network Newbie Member

    Good thinking. Wish I had done the same. Prices will only go down while you wait.
     
  10. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Any updates on this? Newegg has the TEW-811DRU router for $19.99 after coupon with free shipping. Not going to bother if no Tomato support! :p
     
  11. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Reviews are not all that kind to the 811dru.
     
  12. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Doesn't have much flash memory. Not sure of firmware, whether good or bad, or just hardware issues. DD-WRT is available but people who have used it said it still sucks (that was over 9 months ago and DD-WRT has had quite a few updates since them). I suspect the 8MB flash will be the biggest issue.
     
  13. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    And its only 10/100 for the LAN ports.
     
  14. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member


    Has gigabit ports (for WAN and LAN): http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=100_TEW-811DRU#tabs-solution02

    Edit: Just looked at the SmallNetBuilder review and it was far from glowing....seems that this router has hardware issues (poor design - not WiFi certified - small amount of flash memory). Yes, seems like Trendnet went too cheap and ended up with a dud. Too bad....now I know why it's on sale for $19.99
     
  15. rob0809

    rob0809 Network Newbie Member

    I still have my tew-818dru and it's actually a pretty good router other than missing Tomato. The Tew-811DRU looks like it is hardware-challenged though. So since someone resurrected my thread, any hope of getting a build for the 818dru? Thanks!
     

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