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Just picked up a ASUS RT-N16 whats the best?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Chris1983, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Chris1983

    Chris1983 Networkin' Nut Member

    What is the best version of tomato to use on it? Can i just use the tomato 1.28? It says for most routers but does not give details on which.

    I will not be using the USB. Just need something stable.

    Thank You
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You must use a version for MIPSR2 - which means something based on Teddy Bear's compiles especially for the RT-N16 and similar. Personally, I would use the USB version and just don't use the parts you don't need. The latest version build 52 is very stable. Don't try to use ordinary 1.28 from Polarcloud which isn't suitable for the RT-N16. Load the new firmware using the ASUS firmware restoration utility which is on the RT-N16 disk. That's by far the easiest way to flash new firmware.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tom...o-K26-1.28.9052MIPSR2-beta23-Std.rar/download - this has no USB

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tom...26USB-1.28.9052MIPSR2-beta23-Ext.rar/download - this has everything
  3. Chris1983

    Chris1983 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the info! Does tomato support N?

    BTW is there anyway to save the bandwidth stats? Whenever the power goes off they are gone.
  4. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Tomato supports N, and you can specify a location either on JFFS (NOT recommended for long-term use) or external storage (CIFS, USB, etc.) for the bandwidth stats.

  5. Chris1983

    Chris1983 Networkin' Nut Member

    Is that new to tomato for saving the stats? I don't remember seeing that or is it in Teddy Bear's only?

  6. mraneri

    mraneri LI Guru Member

    I use the script in post #37 in this thread to FTP stats to an external FTP site (my ISP, actually):

    No JFFS, No cifs, just an available FTP site.
    This works in the standard Tomato... I presume it works in Teddy Bear's too, but I haven't checked it.
  7. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    It's been there for at least a few years under the Administration/Bandwidth Monitoring/Save History Location drop-down.

  8. EricCartman

    EricCartman Addicted to LI Member

    I have been using Asus RT-N16 more than 6 months with tomato and i love it :)
    You can add 2 GB USB and save bandwidth stats on it.
  9. cyan

    cyan Networkin' Nut Member

    any good addon for download manager in tomato ? (since tomat doesn't have one build in)

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