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Which Toastman version for WRT600?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mealto, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

  2. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Anyone?
     
  3. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    @mealto, I have been using from time ago a wrt600n that is one of the best routers ever. Unfortunatelly my knowledge tell to me that there is no any Tomato firm to load it and pls do not load yours with Tomato because youe are going to brick it. There are some builds around that fits wrt600n but the best is dd-wrt and works very well, but I would prefer Tomato if possible. As you can check my signature, my wrt600n is loaded with dd-wrt and works great at my warehouse and I use its powerfull 5 Ghz because the wifi environment is crouded.
     
  4. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply mito! I will take a look at DD-WRT. My impression of them is that their latest releases are bloated? Not sure if that is true but just my impression. So do you think I can flash it with DD-WRT and use it as an access point + use it to connect to another router? Trying to extend Wifi.
     
  5. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    Sorry guys we are off topic, but here it ends.
    Before any dd-wrt flashing you must read all DD-WRT Forum called Peacock Thread, then you'll be ready! Always remember that you flash your router at your own risk.
    So then,sure you can flash it, first of you must load it with mini build and here is which i used http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=30684&start=195 , as Peacock says do a hard reset before flashing, and after flashing "wait at least" 5 minutes to image get settled, only then make a hard reset, if you don't wait you can brick it.
    Use your router a couple of days and then you'll be able to flash again with any "stable" big dd-wrt build, i am on EKO v24-14471 NEWD-2 big Bin from 21-05-10. Remember, wait at list 5 minutes after flashing, go away and live the router alone. I don't use any new firm because i found this is great for me and very stable.
     
  6. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Tomato will probably work on this unit, but it'll be on a generic level, meaning since no board detection is added into tomato to know what unit this is, it may report it being a different router, have some incorrect MAC addys etc. I recently put tomato on a netgear wgr614L which doesn't have any kind of official tomato support, but runs fine on the unit, only catch is at first the wireless MAC on the 614L isn't correct and you have to 'train' it to learn what the correct wireless MAC is.

    But at any rate, i wouldn't attempt to put it on unless you have some kind of serial recovery you can use just incase, because this is how i approached the netgear unit i am speaking of, didn't even attempt it unless i was 100% sure i could recover incase anything negative happened.
     
  7. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

  8. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Sure it does, it doesn't have a jtag or pin short method for recovery, it does however have a serial port on the bottom of the board not visible from the top because this unit uses a mini pci board for its radio (serial port is under the radio card). Serial is how i recover around 99% of bricks now, i don't hardly ever advise jtag anymore because not only is it more time consuming, with newer models is a better chance that jtag doesn't even support the unit, whereas with serial its pretty much always compatible so long as it has a serial port.

    Also something else to keep in mind as well, pretty much all 3rd party firmware supported routers have to have a serial port, otherwise they wouldn't be able to port support for the unit, they can't just guess the CFE and nvram variables out of thin air, they have to have a serial output before any real support can be added, so serial recovery is pretty much always an option so long as you don't mess up the CFE, and with firmware experimenting, atleast on broadcom units, its pretty safe that you won't mess up the CFE with just firmware flashing.
     

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