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Linksys E2100L... another Tomato Candidate

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mpegmaster, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

  2. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I seen that. The new line looks nice. How about the insides though? CPU/RAM?
     
  3. gogubeb

    gogubeb Addicted to LI Member

    Atheros 9130 @ 400 MHz
    RAM 32 MB , Flash memory 8MB
    Same as wrt160nl :))
     
  4. boardlord

    boardlord LI Guru Member

    But no gigabit ethernet, only 10/100. In 2010???
     
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It has been said in several reviews that the new range is actually the same old motherboards in new boxes. Anyone?
     
  6. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

  7. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    It would appear that the E3000 (dual band) has a Broadcom 4718 @ 480 MHz and 64MB RAM. The Asus RT-N16 has tomato now, and has the same CPU at 533 MHz and 128MB RAM.

    I know the E3000 doesn't ship with Linux, but is there any reason it couldn't be hacked for Tomato? We would lose speed, but gain dual band.
     
  8. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    The Asus is also @480MHz default, and doesn't go much higher, does have more ram though
     
  9. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member

    As Toastman has stated, these are all just rebranded models that are on the market as we speak, so nothing new.

    The E3000 is just a WRT610Nv2 and runs Linux out of the box. So it could theoretically run the K26 Tomato mod with maybe a few tweaks but you'll lose the wireless 5GHz band function.
     
  10. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I want a new router really bad. Now that new developments are happening with Tomato. I am taking a wait and see approach for now. Most likely when it comes out of beta and we get final builds. I will pull the trigger. Teddy Bear seems to really be plugging along with new Tomato firmware for these newer routers. Is any one else besides him working on it for newer routers?
     
  11. boardlord

    boardlord LI Guru Member

  12. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

  13. boardlord

    boardlord LI Guru Member

    Yep, I know, no hard feelings :)

    I'm just annoyed that the product targeted at enthusiasts and "pros" is only equipped with "backwater" technology. And, of course, the ones whose OS is not Linux-based do have gigabit ethernet.
     
  14. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    According to smallnetbuilder, it seems the WRT series is no longer being manufactured and will only be sold while stock lasts (making the current official build a lot less interesting since it mostly applies to devices that are no longer being manufacturer)
    Interestingly enough, you can still find and order the older model even at the Linksys site - and the new models haven't even made it on the European Linksys sites. So I'm as confused as ever over Cisco's strategy with the Linksys brand (what happens with all the media stuff, switches, powerline, etc? Only parts of what you can see at the non US site is up on Cisco Small Biz)
     
  15. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Strange, isn't it? Over here the WRT54GL must still be the best selling router. Every shop has them. The reputation of the newer models is that of being unreliable, and many shops don't want to sell them.
     
  16. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I feel I'm missing a vital point here. The Asus RT-N16 has a Broadcom 4718 CPU, as does the Linksys E3000. The Linksys E2100L is a Linux router "for customizable control" and an Atheros 9130 CPU.

    Would it not be easier to get Tomato on the E3000 rather than the E2100L?
     
  17. lsiguy10

    lsiguy10 Addicted to LI Member

    Tomato only supports Broadcom chipsets, so the E2100L (same as the WRT160NL, Atheros chipset) will not be supported.
     
  18. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Of course... I was reading too much into the fact that the E2100L was a Linux router.

    So, with the E3000 having the same Broadcom chip as the RT-N16 but less memory it's possible we could see Tomato on this router?
     
  19. lsiguy10

    lsiguy10 Addicted to LI Member

    E1000
    E2000 (dual-band)
    E3000 (dual-band)
    Cisco Valet M10
    Cisco Valet Plus M20

    All of the above have the possibility of Tomato support. It's just a matter of time.

    I'm not sure if dual-band support will be difficult to implement.
     
  20. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Do any of these new routers run Linux? If so what kernel version and where is the GPL sourcecode?
     
  21. lsiguy10

    lsiguy10 Addicted to LI Member

    I'm sure all the new Linksys routers can run Linux.

    This is the GPL page:

    http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/gplcodecenter

    Linksys is very slow (like twice a year) at updating this page so it will be a while before we see the source code for the new routers.
     
  22. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Linksys have a choice, they can license VxWorks or they can use Linux and apps under the GPL, and comply with licence. Maybe they think it is payback time, Tomato was originally based on Linksys/Broadom code, but K26 and N Lan support now possible thanks to Asus releasing source-code.
     

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