1 GB Ethernet connection

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by w11x22, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. w11x22

    w11x22 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi all
    Currently I am using Tomato on my Buffalo Router and love it. My question is, is there any HW available with 1GB Ethernet that suppoerts Tomoto?
    Thanks in advance to all...
  2. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    When you say "1GB", are you trying to say "1 gigabit" (as in gigabit ethernet) or did you really intend to mean "1 gigabyte" (as in 10 gigabit Ethernet)? It's very important to understand units and use proper capitalisation!

    There are lots of routers which offer gigabit ethernet/LAN capability that work great with Tomato/TomatoUSB.

    There are no routers I know of which offer 10 gigabit ethernet/LAN that work with Tomato/TomatoUSB, because 10gigE is not a consumer-class product at this time.
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  3. w11x22

    w11x22 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks Koitsu for the reply. Sorry,if I was not clearer enough. Yes, I meant "as in 1 gigabit Ethernet"... Could you please let me know which 1 Gigabit Ethernet Routers are compatible with Tomato. I am addicted to Tomato FM and cant imagine to go away from it. I tried DDWRT and did not like it at all/////
  4. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    I would recommend you start here:


    This is for Shibby builds, but Toastman builds are (most of the time) compatible in the same way. You just need to familiarise yourself with each built type, and there are very long/established threads here on the forum documenting each type. I would recommend you, instead, find routers that meet your needs (hardware requirements, etc.) and then provide a list of those and we can tell you if they're compatible. I know that seems backwards, but right now there isn't a concise list for Toastman builds.

    The most popular model right now seems to be the Asus RT-N16, or the Asus RT-N66U (if you have the money). Both offer gigE LAN. I can personally speak for the reliability of the RT-N16 for LAN use, but I do not use the wireless much (but when I do it does work okay, using 802.11g).

    Please note what I'm referring to are "forks" (sort of) of TomatoUSB builds, not stock Tomato. Stock Tomato can only run on very specific hardware models (much more limited).
  5. w11x22

    w11x22 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks a million, Loitsu, once again for the detailed reply.... I will take a look and plan which one I would buy.....
  6. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    I would also suggest that you look through these forums and see how many people are talking about the router you're looking at, and what problems they're having (or not).

    You don't want to be one of only a handful of people using a particular model that's known to have problems.
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