AdvancedTomato --> FreshTomato settings compatibility?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ras07, May 10, 2018.

  1. ras07

    ras07 Network Guru Member

    If I move from the latest AdvancedTomato to the latest FreshTomato, do I need to clear the NVRAM? If so, can I back up and then restore the configuration? If not, is there something else I can do short of manually reconfiguring? (I'm reasonably comfortable with the command line.)

  2. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    Whenever you shift from one fork to another is it ALWAYS a good idea to clear NVRAM and manually reconfigure from scratch.

    Advance Tomato is based on Shibbys fork and while Freshtomato came from that fork originally as well, I would not consider them 'close enough' that old NVRAM settings are fully compatible.
    kille72 likes this.
  3. Claude

    Claude New Member Member

    I am using Advanced Tomato with my one week old R7000. Works good.
    My question is what are the advantages of Fresh Tomato ? Fresh Tomato builds are more recent, but have they more functions/performance ?
  4. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    In theory, security, as the newer components have fixes for uncovered security issues. Also some Tomato-centric bugs may get fixed. One recent discussion I lurked through dealt with support for some IPv6 implementations.

    Tomato on ARM continues very much a work in progress, as some features implemented on MIPS never got re-worked to function on ARM. If the Fresh Tomato guys have the time and intestinal fortitude they may be able to get some (or all) of them working.

    For Fresh Tomato MIPS it's mainly a matter of security and bug fixes. The features are all basically working the trick is to keep them working with new components (to fix security issues).

    Either way I wish them well.
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