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Tomato development has hit a brick wall?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FattysGoneWild, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    You can clearly see the writing. The firmware is rock solid and fantastic. The problem is. You are stuck using older hardware. DD-WRT is constantly evolving along with new routers. Heck it even comes with some Buffalo routers stock. TB I feel like is a 1 man crew for now. He is the only 1 I see trying to get some of these newer routers working. The original Tomato is still stuck with old hardware. I heart Tomato. Really I do. It is so simple to use and rock solid. I appreciate the developers that have worked on it. But does anyone else feel the same that Tomato's time is coming to a close with new hardware? I will be purchasing a new router in the next few weeks. A Netgear WNDR3700. Not because I want to. But I have to. My current router cannot keep up any more with these faster speeds when every one is on. I am not hating on Tomato at all or any one. Just sad that development has slowed down a whole lot these past few months. Is Tomato so good now. It cannot be updated more often? Or is it hardware limitations?
  2. ytsejam

    ytsejam Network Guru Member

  3. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Like many, the wndr3700 is one of the best routers out their in terms of performance & reliability, just don't use the mediaserver, usb, & traffic monitoring and it'll run for months.

    However, I've also outgrown it, and needed the power of Tomato w/ the dual band goodness of wndr3700. My ONLY option was a low power 5W embedded Alix kit and using the wndr3700 as a 4 port wireless AP/Switch. Once I've outgrow it, I may buy an Atom board w/ Intel Giga LAN & mini-pci express slots for 802.11n (but it's always cheaper to buy a separate router for AP & more ports, though).
  4. Ragnor

    Ragnor Addicted to LI Member

    The pace of the original Tomato development is fine and by design.

    If you want something being updated more frequently that is constantly adding new features that the majority of people don't need or won't use look at alternatives such as modified Tomato (Tomato USB etc), DD-WRT, OpenWrt etc.
  5. pfoomer

    pfoomer LI Guru Member

    Well you have to thank Jon & TB for their fantastic efforts, and if you want to enhance it further, take up the baton, the code is there for you to enhance it as much as you want for the latest router.

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