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wrt320N > E2000 dd-wrt move to tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by peterrrr, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. peterrrr

    peterrrr Network Newbie Member

    Hi all,

    I have a WRT320N from my brother, that was bricked by him. he updated to openwrt but didnt finish it well.

    Ill managed to get it back to let it load a new firmware file.
    After this we decided that it could be "converted"to E2000. So we did and it is running DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv60k.

    It is running ok, but it is slow if downloading from wan tot lan ~ 8,6 MBps // 68.8 mbps.

    Now we are looking for Tomato version wich we hope is faster dan dd-wrt version, we already found that Tomato is faster but we are not sure wich firmware to install ?

    or we have to go back to the original WRT320 CFE
  2. Spyros

    Spyros LI Guru Member

    You need dd-wrt firmwate to flash E2000 CFE because mtn command is not suported in Tomato then after finishng the conversion procedure you can flash a build from Shibby or Toastman or Jacky444, use specific X-E2000-NVRAM60K-1.28.RT-MIPSR2-XXXXX build. I did this procedure 3~4 years ago and still all is fine. Flash a US CFE if you are in US, flash EU CFE if you are on Europe.
  3. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    If reading this post correctly, you've already done the wrt320n to e2000 conversion, and its running dd-wrt currently, correct?

    If so, then you now have an E2000 and you'd need to get a tomato flavor that will run on an E2000. I currently use the latest shibby 117 build and i'd suggest you run the same. You can download it from here:


    The flash should be pretty straight forward, just select that file from the dd-wrt upgrade page and let it complete flashing, then when it is finished (most times you'll know its complete because tomato's webif will pop-up, but you won't be able to access it till you do a reset which is mentioned next), do an E2000 hard reset by holding the WPS button on the front for 10-12 seconds, release and then go to the default webconfig page and begin your config.
  4. peterrrr

    peterrrr Network Newbie Member

    Ok thanks for the answers.
    We did already "convert"the 320 tot 2000 fingers crossed 5 times read the word document to make sure that we not brick is again.

    I have downloaded the shibby 117, and we install it later today.
  5. peterrrr

    peterrrr Network Newbie Member

    So we are running tomato for 1 week now, it is running stable and faster then ddwrt, we get about 10,4 MBps.

    But that only is half the maximum speed we can download, after speaking with the technician from our provider we did some other tests, but the wrt320 is running the max througput. De webpage form the router is almost not accessible since the broadcomchip is running at it max. It is also becomming hot after 1 hour.

    The technisian said that we need a router with more cpu power to het the full 25 MBps, at end 2014 the speed wil further go up to 40 MBps. So the comming weeks we are going to search for a powerfull router.

    But we keep the wrt320 E2000 to hang it in the back off the house for better wireless connection in the garden
  6. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    The E2000 should be able to handle a 25Mbps connection, far as that goes, an older WRT54G series router tops at around 24Mbps, and the E2000 is more powerful than a WRT54G. Are you using a DSL type ISP connection?
  7. Grif Topia

    Grif Topia Network Newbie Member

    I have E2000 with DD-WRT right now and learning 5GHz is not supported. I wanted to put Tomato on it but struggling identifying which firmware to use. I landed on URL below which I believe is latest and greatest.


    On that link there are two files with "E2000" in the name.

    Which is the correct one? I don't think IPv6-VPN is right. I'm guessing I should use the "Max" one. Or am I totally lost?
  8. Guso.

    Guso. Reformed Router Member

    Both are fine, I'm on the same setup and works flawlessly, just look at the forum for the differences between shibby's versions to know what is on both of them, I'd stick with max one just because jffs to put on it the adblock script ;)
  9. Grif Topia

    Grif Topia Network Newbie Member

    So this is what I did. Picked up a used EA4500. Using it as an Access Point and turned off Wifi on my sucky ISP provided router that can't even do 5GHz. On the EA4500 have 2.4Ghz SSID separate from 5GHz SSID. The 2.4Ghz is for mortals, the 5Ghz for important mortals.

    Put Tomato on both E2000 and E2500. So now BOTH of these can do 5GHz. And now I have learnt that I can dance. Because I haven't stopped dancing since how well this is working.

    DD-WRT is now an ex-girlfriend. I will keep in touch but only so that I can move over to Tomato.

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