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Installing Tomato on a x 86 PC

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Mowax, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Mowax

    Mowax Serious Server Member

    As the title suggested is there a version of Tomato that can be installed on a x86 PC ?

    That be pretty cool if there was, thinking of using an old pc with 2 x nics to be able to use that as a work horse for tomato and the encryption and stuff.

    Thanks a lot
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Why? Tomato works on Broadcom chip routers.
    Dd-wrt does have some X86 versions.

    But look for some single cd real linux distros. Smoothwall etc
  3. Mowax

    Mowax Serious Server Member

    yeah thanks I bought my self an Asus N66U and it's great, I have open VPN and the like installed on it but I'm just not reaching the speeds that I'd like, been trying UDP/TCP and various ports and stuff and then thought that I might give it a go on a PC just to see if I get that little bit extra Ommphhh with the encryption, it could of course be the VPN host and the servers etc. I was just wondering about a PC with a version of tomato on it.
  4. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    If you want to run on a PC, try Monowall. You will need a Linux PC with two NICs.
  5. Mowax

    Mowax Serious Server Member

    yeah thanks mate, just having a look at what I have, I have an old Dell x86 that I could use, and also a netbook that has one in-built nic and I was hoping that I'd get away with a 10/100/1000 usb gigabit nic for it.

    I've tried a few VPN providers and none seem to be dishing out the speed that I want, rock and a hard place with it.
  6. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    How fast is the internet connection? What is cpu utilization on the RTN66U? Unless the cpu is nearly maxed out, I doubt you'll see any real difference with a hardware change.
  7. Mowax

    Mowax Serious Server Member

    I have a 120 meg pipe so get about 10 - 14 meg true download. The cpu is hardly used at all when checking, seen it spike to about 50% and then from then it drops back down to about 5% - 8% I have a feeling that it's all down to the ISP of the VPN my self.
  8. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    If you have the equipment and the time it couln't hurt to try, but I think you're right - it's probably throttled at the VPN provider side.

    Have you tried a testing single PC as the client? No real need to build a router for testing, just have the PC connect directly.
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  9. Mowax

    Mowax Serious Server Member

    yeah thanks for that, it's defo the VPN Host then, I downloaded and have been testing the client and I'm sitting on a hex core so there's plenty of CPU for processing.....

    I like the "client" I'm with as you can open ports and they don't tell you which ones you can actually choose and the like.

    Shame there speeds are not the super duper ones but hey, I'm all behind a VPN now and have one device not behind the VPN using a post made by "Quidagis" and all sorted....

    Might stick with them for now as everything is the way I want, just the speeds. hmmm...

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