Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by shibby20, Feb 26, 2011.
I think you wanted the MIPSR1 build not the MIPSR2
Ah, I understand now.
Is there any easy way to unbrick it?
I think you maybe needed MIPS1, not MIPS2; tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR1-140-Mini.zip
PFSense on a nano box (for constant updates) for front end and routers/switches behind it along with a RADIUS server on a another nano
I've historically ran Toastman builds. I recently (past month) switched to kille72 (based on Shibby). This is on an RT-AC56U.
I'll most likely be switching to a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 6P (model ER-6P) and running their native firmware alongside a Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE solely for 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless (which I already own/use since wireless on my RT-AC56U is horrible and unstable; had to disable both interfaces). I've said this in the past -- and even tried it (I wasn't impressed with the MikroTek router I bought, returned it) -- so I probably sound like a broken record to some.
But one thing is for certain: by switching to a completely separate AP that provides wireless, I have a lot more firmware choices (ex. OpenWRT/LEDE), or other hardware/router choices (see above), since I'm no longer "locked down" by Broadcom binary blob wireless drivers. And while I'm definitely not a big fan of the UAP-AC-LITE's Java+MongoDB-based UniFi software, I rarely have to launch it (the AP is insanely stable, even despite the high amounts of 2.4GHz interference where I live). I'd also like having a router that offers a 24V PoE port since I could power the UAC-AC-LITE directly via an Ethernet cable rather than a PoE injector + wall wart. Having other firmware options also means I could run something with a recent Linux kernel, not 2.6.xx. I suppose I could run OpenWRT/LEDE (found bugs and wasn't particularly impressed with its GUI, but CLI and overall architecture was excellent), or AsusWRT/Merlin (I really can't stand Asus's GUI, feels like it's designed for gamer kids).
Anyway, everyone's needs are different. I feel like TomatoUSB has taken a pretty severe plunge for the worse with the introduction of MultiWAN, which made an absolute mess of many things + introduced way too many bugs, but worse, made it impossible for Toastman to backport the [non-MultiWAN-related] changes into his firmware. There's little recourse; kille72 and pedro's work is the only stuff that's going on right now, and I'm not so sure I like the direction that's going either. Things are kind of in a state where literally starting over makes more sense. The original Tomato project was awesome back in the WRT54G/54GL days, but it's become filled with too much junk and not enough good development (hacking yes, development no).
could not have said it better i was also running Toastman and i have switch to wrt (kong) now but would like to and update of Toastman or something like that. MultiWAN is not worth all the bugs and problems.Untill Tomato make a complete turm around i will hive to stay with WRT.
Really two options. Roll your sleeves up or as I’ve said before, don’t let the door...
Slapping MultiWAN on top of the old Tomato code base was a recipe for disaster. Asus also went down the same route with their Dual WAN support, and it's also highly unreliable even after 4 years of development.
MultiWAN support is something that would have required to be considered during the initial design time. Retrofitting it causes too many issues.
I recently switched to pfSense running in a Qotom Q355G4. My plan included flashing my 3 routers to DDWRT or Asuswrt-Merlin to use them as AP. I tried yesterday both firmwares in my AC68U just to find out that both DDWRT and Asuswrt-Merlin won't allow me to change the country it broadcasts. I need the AP to broadcast the correct country information otherwise my MacBookPro finds out a Spotify cast device that broadcasts "China", sets itself to "China" and misbehaves.
I am now considering the Ubiquiti UAP-AC lineup, still studying them and already missing Tomato.