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Tomato Toastman's Releases

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Toastman, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Holy_Hunter

    Holy_Hunter Networkin' Nut Member

    @Xrupter, Merlins firmware sounds good but i do need vlan support and afaik there is no gui vlan support with merlin.
    Will look into DD-WRT but im very sad to leave tomato behind :(

    edit: my friend told me to buy a Netgear R7800 and switch to Lede/openwrt, but it doesnt look easy to set up everything at Lede.
  2. Xruptor

    Xruptor Serious Server Member

    I've looked at LEDE and everything I've read on it and looked into (screenshots, demo's etc...) it just seems WAY too overly complicated. I prefer the DD-WRT, Tomato, Merlin setups. Yes LEDE may be up to date and such but it still requires too much hands on. That's my personal opinion btw. I'm going to miss Tomato :(

    I also did look at the Netgear R7800. After looking at the reviews and reading about it, I don't think I'll be switching to it anytime soon. The RT-AC86U is somewhat near the R7800 (it isn't an exact comparison but it's close enough) and isn't as expensive. If you take the time to read the articles in SmallNetBuilder you'll see what I mean. The writer of those articles does a great job! Not to mention I've asked around and generally speaking people tell me to look into the direction of RT-AC86U as the next RT-AC68U apparently. My buddy uses NetGear R7000P and I can tell you they are great products. I was actually looking at both companies, for now I think I'll stick with ASUS. I've grown fond of Merlin's builds :) This is all my opinion of course, others will have different experiences.

    BTW doesn't seem VLAN is that difficult to setup on Merlin. Once you get everything setup in a script, you should be good to go. It's no GUI but there are several guides and links I found doing a casual search. I'm sure there are more out there.


    If you are using DD-WRT here is one as well
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
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  3. darksky

    darksky Addicted to LI Member

    Ever since the announcement that toastman was likely not developing any the news of KRACK, I switched to LEDE (R7800) and DD-WRT (R7000 and RT-N66U) and have been happy with both.
    • LEDE is very simple and elegant in my opinion, just different.
    • DD-WRT is also very simple to use.
    • Both have active development and good forums.
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  4. Xruptor

    Xruptor Serious Server Member

    Hmm I suppose I could slap LEDE on a spare router I have. Wouldn't hurt to at least try it for fun. :)
  5. Kobalt

    Kobalt Networkin' Nut Member

    Looking at https://lede-project.org/toh/hwdata/asus/asus_rt-n66u_b1 it says
    So, you don't use wireless?
  6. darksky

    darksky Addicted to LI Member

  7. Bunsen

    Bunsen New Member Member

    I have been using DD-wrt for a long time, but now looking for some additional features that are not included [like ipset / multiple VPN client connections through the GUI]. After seeing the security issues in dnsmasq pre 2.78, I've been looking for a tomato version that has it updated already. [I believe only beta versions of kille72 have it so far, please correct me if I'm wrong] I don't see any update from Shibby since May, is Shibby also stopped developing? If so, I missed that news - and I hope its not the case.
  8. Kobalt

    Kobalt Networkin' Nut Member

    D'oh. Sorry, totally misread that.
  9. darksky

    darksky Addicted to LI Member

    @Bunsen - Not sure about multiple VPN client connections (do you mean you want to use several VPNs and associate them with their own SIDD)? I can tell you that the recent Kong release, 33770M includes dnsmasq 2.78.

    I believe tomato USB has a centralized git repo that any active developer is using. Am I correct? One would think any commits from shibby or anyone would be publicly view-able.
  10. Testing

    Testing Network Newbie Member

    I test all third party firmwares and for me Tomato and LEDE (SQM QoS) are the best.

    The Best Wireless AC and Wired Routers
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
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  11. Wolfgan

    Wolfgan Serious Server Member

    Yep, same here. Tomato user from long ago, always thankful of all the hard work from devs. Originally adopting Tomato and then Polarcloud TomatoUSB mods, then development work stopped so I jumped to Shibby, then multiWAN focus came in so I moved to Toastman, and I now trying to find an active Tomato project still supporting MIPS based devices...
  12. Magister

    Magister Addicted to LI Member

    Ah damn I hope Toastman is ok...

    I am using TomatoUSB since 2010, the original one then moved to Toastman for the last 7 years. I'll try kille72 build now, thanks people for continuing the development!
  13. though

    though Network Guru Member

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