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Tomato no longer being updated?

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

  1. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I've noticed Tomato 1.28 beta has not been updated for awhile, usually the betas are updated often and then gets released. I am wondering if the same thing has happened to it as happended to HyperWRT-tofu? Has Jon lost interest & abandoned the project..... Given the world economic climate, I wouldn't blame him if his priorities changed... :(
     
  2. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    The last time he updated his beta firmware repository was updated was Feb. 01, 2010. Is Jon not allowed to take a break or does he have to work on his free firmware 24/7/365? If you look at his website he also has other ongoing projects besides Tomato he is involved with ...

    Anyway, not much more functionality he can add since his desire was to keep the official version fast and free of bloat. Anything else you should be looking at the excellent Mod's available.


    Pharma
     
  3. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I for one only wants a "stable" firmware. 1.27 has all the features I need but reboots on its own when one loads it up with many QoS. An older release, ran for months without an auto reboot, but lacked a feature or two. I now use it as a wireless switch (2 month uptime) behind a pfsense router that is loaded with QoS rules running for half a year (pfsense) without issue.

    I'm hoping he'll release a VERY stable release before finally abandoning the project. Fingers crossed...
     
  4. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I was using his firmware products as soon as he released them and did not have any issues, including QOS. My setup may not have been as complex as yours but did have a stable system with 2 computers and 1 iphone attached with heavy torrenting, music streaming, and web browsing being done simultaneously.

    I recently purchased a WRT160N v3 and loaded one of the Tomato Mods (Teddy_Bear) and have not had any issues to date.

    You might try one of the mods since some include fixes not yet incorporated in the official Tomato firmware.

    Hope you work things out.

    Pharma
     
  5. Ragnor

    Ragnor Addicted to LI Member

    What model/version router do you have?

    I suggest you try the Tomato ND USB Mod (there's a no-usb version if you have a WRT54GL, I am using this myself on my WRT54GL v1.1).

    It's being updated by several developers, it includes various fixes and most importantly updated versions of various components used by Tomato eg: busyboxy, miniupnp and so on.
     
  6. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I didn't realize the mods contain major systems updates such as busybox. I'm using it on a Buffalo whr-hp-g54 & whr-g125 & a single WRT54G v2-xh.

    However I will ONLY prefer buying gigabit simultaneous dual band 802.11n routers from now on. Any recommendations on a Tomato compatible unit?
     
  7. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    As you can see in the N thread.. currently only single band models are supported. That might change over time but at this juncture, if Tomato and dual band N is a must, hold off from making any purchases.
     
  8. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    I have had 1 restart that I know of on 1.27. Not sure why it happened, I agree I hope Jon releases at least a couple more releases before quitting on Tomato.
     

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