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HI Yawl

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Hax-X, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Hax-X

    Hax-X LI Guru Member

    This is my first post here after reading much.

    First off Thanks GhaladReam for pointin me towards this site and the Tomato site.

    I am days away from buying a new router and NEED to verify that i am getting a router capable of tomato and obviously (since were on Linksysinfo ) it has to be a linksys.

    I have been greatly contemplating the WRTsl54g but i have come to my ends and decided ill wait on that since it is not yet on the tomato list and not intended to be any time soon.

    So heres my problem.......
    Were in the wonderous world do i get a linksys router were i can verify before buying that its hard ware revision is a compatible version for tomato and a hard rev that is not a lightly crippled version of its predecessor.

    A great example is the WRTsl54G.....Its second hard revision has half ram half flash space yada yad. That would not be exceptable.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.....I can buy online if there is a site that will verify that my order of of a specific hard ware version.

    any who that be that...........

    In advance Thanx
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Linksys WRT-54GL will work every time as will both Buffalo WHR-G54S and WHR-HP-G54, the Buffalo HP will give you the most router for your money and is my personal favorite. All 3 models have 16 Mb RAM.
  3. Hax-X

    Hax-X LI Guru Member

    great thnx

    now for this IF (i havent decided yet ) I get the WRT-54GL is there any large hardware differences as in the 2 versions of the SL.
    E.g: the WRTSL54G's second hardware revision suffers from half the flash space so you cant use even thibour and half the ram (basicaly making it about 10% the value)

    is there maybe a link of comparison specs out there for the rev's
  4. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

  5. Hax-X

    Hax-X LI Guru Member

    yes i have seen that GeeTek though i didnt read it all until know (skipped the table and forgot it there) however.......

    what about the GL its not labeled there at all.

    is there a comprehensive table somewhere......

    And last but never the least....Grats!!!

    Thanks GeeTek
  6. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    The Linksys WRT54GL is apparently the same hardware as the WRT54G/GS v4. All versions of the 54GL will work with Tomato.
  7. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    maybe this helps you a bit. But as the others mentioned Tomato works on every WRT54GL.

  8. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

  9. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Heya Hax-X,

    Welcome to Linksysinfo! I'm glad you're trashing your D-link for something a little more....functional ;)

    (FWIW, I know Hax-X IRL)

    Anyhow, here's basically what it comes down to.

    The only Linksys router that can be purchased brand new right now (unless someone is selling older factory sealed stuff on ebay), that is capable of running Tomato, is the WRT54GL. It doesn't matter which hardware revision of this you get, because they BOTH (1.0 and 1.1) have 16MB of RAM and 4MB of flash, and BOTH are 100% compatible with Tomato. You can rest assured that you'll most likely get the 1.1 if your order it online.

    As for the WRTSL54GS,

    Hardware revision 1.0 has 32MB Ram and 8MB Flash.. Hardware Revision 1.1 isn't actually crippled in any way, other than the Flash being reduced to 4MB. This could pose a problem, since Thibor17, for example, is over 7MB. The RAM however remains at 32MB.

    Plus, as you said, Thibor (and DD-WRT, but personally I don't like DD-WRT) are the only capable 3rd party firmwares on the SL. DD-WRT doesn't support NTFS read/write either, to my knowledge.

    It really depends on what you want. The advantage the SL has over the GL is that it does have a USB port for an external HDD or a Print server, as well the CPU is 266 MHz vs 200MHZ on the GL.


    I've never used a Buffalo router, such as the Tomato-capable WHR-G54S, but I've heard VERY good things about them in this forum, and I've come to trust the feedback of the users of this forum, so that should definately be on your list of possible routers to get as well.


    There isn't a Router available for brand-new purchase at the moment (unless its ebay) that supports Tomato and has more than 16MB of RAM (that I'm aware of). If you just want a router that WORKS, go with the WRT54GL or the Buffalo WHR-G54S. For a router with PRINT SERVER and EXTERNAL HDD, but NO TOMATO, but still pretty good, go with WRTSL54GS.


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