K26RT-N vs K26

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by CCWTech, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. CCWTech

    CCWTech Reformed Router Member

    I guess I didn't look close enough and flashed my Asus RT-N16 with the K26RT-N (Thinking it was for any of the N series routers). Now I look at the regular K26 build and it mentions the RT-N16 for that one.

    What are the differences between the two builds? Do I need to change to the K26? The K26RT-N is working great (as far as I can tell).
  2. xorglub

    xorglub Addicted to LI Member

    Major difference is the Broadcom wireless driver.
    K26 comes with an older yet very reliable driver, while K26RT-N comes with a newer driver designed for more recent chipsets.
    The RT-N16 radio is supported by both drivers anyway so you should see very little difference. It has been reported RT-N is usually a little bit faster on the N16 but your mileage may vary.
    Other than that everything else is the same.
  3. CCWTech

    CCWTech Reformed Router Member

    Awesome! Thank you.
  4. gawd0wns

    gawd0wns Network Guru Member

    You might also want to know that users (myself included) experienced longer than normal boot times with the K26 firmware. The K26RT-N firmware does not have this issue, fyi I'm currently using Shibby's K26RT-N v1.12 AIO without any issues. It is ok to use the K26RT-N version.
  5. CCWTech

    CCWTech Reformed Router Member

    Ok, I thought I had made a mistake! Thanks.
  6. crashnburn

    crashnburn Network Guru Member

    Any benefit / pros & cons of the K26-N vs K26 for the same Router i.e. RT-N16 ?

    Router list: http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=69 Says:
    Asus RT-N16 R2 480 1 Gbps 32/128MB K26 or K26RT-N

    While: http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=164 This says
    Tomato Firmware

    Top download directory:
    • K24 – Kernel 2.4 – ND builds, MIPSR1 – for older Linksys WRT54 series, Asus WL500GP and Dlink DIR-320
    • K26 – Kernel 2.6, MIPSR2 – newer routers like RT-N16, E2000, E3000, E4200 (without 5GHz), WNR3500Lv1 etc. Older MIPSR1 routers are also supported
    • K26RT-N – MIPSR2 – special builds for E4200, RT-N10U, RT-N12B1/C1/D1, RT-N15U, RT-N53, RT-N66U, WNR3500Lv2 and newer Linksys E-series routers
    Apparently as per the above posts - both options are available for RT N16?



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