A new router above the Linksys WRT54GL...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FattysGoneWild, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I am interested in a new router. Tomato is a must. What is a good option? No wireless N and still on G. Internet speed is 25mb/3mb with powerboost. Is it hard to flash other brands?
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    From a price/performance standpoint, the Asus RT-N16 seems to be the place to be right now, even if you have no immediate need for N support. Just my $0.02 as an outside observer (for the moment) - my N16 is on order. :)

  3. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    I have Asus RT-N16 and I love it :) tomato runs excellent on it, USB support :) NTFS ext2,ext3 and so my other functions I LOVE MY N16
  4. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    That looks like a very nice router. A little expensive. I would be scared to flash it to Tomato. That would be an expensive brick! How hard is it to do? What about the processor? I know its faster. But I think Tomato is set to 200mhz default?
  5. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

  6. Beast

    Beast Network Guru Member

    No tomato is not hard coded for 200mhz. I run it on a wrtsl54gs, and without any over clocking it runs at 266 mhz. Im planning on buying a Asus in the near future. And then flash it with tomato, no worries here. :)
  7. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    Some specs about n16 :)

    Key Features

    wireless N, throughput of 300Mbps , 3 x external antenna , 2.4~2.5 GHz
    Output power

    * n mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
    * g mode: 15.5~16.5dBm
    * b mode: 15.8~19.5dBm

    4 x giga port ethernet , WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base-T, Supports Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100/1000 Mbps and auto cross-over function (MDI-X)

    2 x usb ports ( hdd / mem stick / print server )

    CPU: Broadcom BCM4718 533MHZ
    RAM: 128MB (2x 64MB)
    ROM: 32MB
    USB Ports: 2
    Wireless N 2.4 gig

    Download Master provides up to 300,000 sessions

    Torrents / http / ftp download direct to an attached HDD ( not supplied )
  8. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    depending on your area, a wnr3500l might be cheaper (and feature almost the same hardware specs).
    it has only 8MB flash and 64mb ram as well as only one usb port, but has the same cpu, gbit switch and .11n wifi.
    in germany for instance, you'll get the rt-n16 for 116 euros, while the wnr3500l goes for little above 60 euros. sort of a bargain when it also runs tomato.
  9. Rupert

    Rupert Addicted to LI Member

    Damn...i bought a WRT54GL some weeks ago.
    It was a replacement for my old WRT54 v1.1.

    In germany, the WNR3500L seems to be the better choice.
    Anyway, thx for the info bodgerpiat.
  10. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What you might like about the RT-N16 is that it's almost impossible to screw it up with failed flashes. It has a rather nice recovery feature which is very easy to use.
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