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Verizon FIOS

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by luckman212, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    I'm getting FIOS very soon-- but I don't want to use Verizon's crappy ActionTek router! I am fearful that our trusty Tomato will not be able to keep up with a 20-50Mbit connection. What devices would be able to handle such bandwidth? is there a future model of Linksys, Asus, etc router that might be compatible with Tomato and contains more than the 200mhz cpu and 16mb ram that is standard on today's crappy linksys WRT-series routers?
     
  2. dpp3530

    dpp3530 Guest

    I'm running Tomato 1.23 VPN mod on a WRT54G v3.2. I have the 20/5 FiOS service and have the Linksys in front of the Actiontec (you need it for the FiOS TV). On several speedtest websites, I can easily max out the connection (20763 down, 4752 up, consistently). This is also with a VPN tunnel present, so the processor is doing additional work. If you have something newer, it'll certainly keep up.
     
  3. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    Do you think the newer WRT series will ever work with Tomato? WRT310N, WRT600N etc. I know they are working with DD-WRT somehow........
     
  4. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    I'm running a buffalo WHR-GP-G54 on a FiOS 20/20, and can tell you that the router cannot fully support that speed. Typically, if I deliberately loaded up as heavy as possible in both directions, my total throughput will be about 30 to 35 Mb/sec, the router can easily provide full capacity in either direction, but not both at once. I have deliberately tested it downloading/uploading several popular torrents at once to keep it is maxed out as possible in both directions for a period of several hours, it does not display any signs of distress from this use.

    My router has a Broadcom5352@200Mhz, I believe yours has a BCM4712@216Mhz, I don't know what the difference between those two chips is besides the clock speed, but considering you have a fairly vintage router, I would not expect the performance to be much greater than mine. I'm sure your router will work fine with your connection, but you will not be able to get near your maximum capacity. Personally, if this is for home use, I would recommend you go ahead and use your existing router and get the 20/20 instead, as it is surprisingly hard to max out your downstream even with that connection for very long.

    I do not know what the plans are for future compatibility of Tomato, I am certainly hoping it will eventually be ported to some faster hardware, but that is beyond my control.


    Good luck
    Ed
     
  5. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    6 months later i thought I would bump this thread, I think FIOS is getting closer every day. I am sure that we need a new box to run Tomato on that does 50mb+. Does anyone have any fresh ideas? I put a lot of time tweaking my Voip/QoS settings "just right" with tomato and I would hate to toss it all in the bin and have to move to DDWRT which I *dont* like.
     

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