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WRT54G and IPv6

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by MacAddict, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. MacAddict

    MacAddict Reformed Router Member


    I have an old Linksys WRT54G v4 router sitting around that I'd like to setup as a backup for my existing router (E2500). I'd like to set it up so that it supports IPv6 since my internet provider (Comcast) is already offering that.

    Seems that I should be able to do it using tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR1-116-MiniIPv6.trx firmware however, I'm unable to load it. When I try it I get an "File is too big to fit in MTD". The only one I've been able to load is the tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR1-116-Mini.trx that is a bit smaller.

    Is anyone aware of a way of getting IPv6 working on such an old router?
  2. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Very unlikely. There is just not enough flash space to accomplish this (hence the error message you got; mtd = refers to the command used to store data in flash). DD-WRT may offer a "super tiny IPv6" for the WRT54Gv4, but I can assure you this is not going to be a focus on TomatoUSB. The general recommendation at this point is for people to purchase a newer router with larger flash space.
  3. MacAddict

    MacAddict Reformed Router Member

    OK, thanks :( Thought the WRT54G was the king of the open firmware party. I guess it is showing its age...

  4. digixmax

    digixmax Networkin' Nut Member

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014
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  5. MacAddict

    MacAddict Reformed Router Member

    Cool! thanks. I'll give it a try. There goes my Friday night ;)
  6. MacAddict

    MacAddict Reformed Router Member

    This worked great, thanks!

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