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Move wrt160nV3 from DDWRT to Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jgreeno, May 31, 2012.

  1. jgreeno

    jgreeno Serious Server Member

    So, I went the bargain route and purchased this router from Amazon.
    I errantly loaded dd-wrt onto it thinking that Tomato would not work.

    Previously I was running a WRT54G with Tomato and it was rock solid.

    I think I would like to secure my Tomato fanboy status and move this 160 to Tomato.
    Here's what I have currently - Cisco WRT160N v3 running dd-wrt v24-sp2 build 13575M
    Here are my questions:
    1) Can I directly upgrade just like any other firmware upgrade?
    2) Is this the version of Tomato I should be using? - http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/tomato-nd-usb-mod-with-kernel-2-6-tomato-rt.31335/
    3) Is this still accurate? - http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/linksys-wrt160n-v3-tomato-install-guide.32649/

    I apologize, I'm not a noob but I don't want to brick this thing and waste time experimenting.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Washu-Chan

    Washu-Chan Networkin' Nut Member

    I got the WRT160N V3 from the local thrift store a few days ago, and here's what I did:

    After I installed DD-WRT onto the router, I installed Tomato RAF for that particular model (the WRT160N build).

    Aside from the RAF build, here are the known recent builds that can fit the router, since the max firmware size is 3,801,088 bytes:

    • tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR2-092-MiniIPv6.trx [Shibby build]
    • tomato-K26-1.28.7498.1MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-Std.trx [Toastman build]
    It depends on what features you might need.

    You have to use the kernel 2.6/MIPSR2 builds only.

    Here's more info:
  3. Washu-Chan

    Washu-Chan Networkin' Nut Member

    As for part 3, it's still more-or-less correct, but here's what I did:

    1. After installing Tomato and waiting for a few minutes, hold the reset button for 10 seconds
    2. Log into the unit (, admin/admin for user name and password, respectively)
    3. Administration --> Configuration --> Reset Default Configuration --> Erase All Data (thorough)
    I'm guessing that you still have DD-WRT installed?

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