Advantage of Tomato 1.19 over 1.15?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Danielink, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Danielink

    Danielink LI Guru Member

    I am still running Tomato 1.15 on my WRT54GL, and everything seems to be fine. I'm a firm believer in the old adage, "If it ain't broke, dont' fix it." :wink: However, I'm also inclined to want to run the latest & greatest, and so I was wondering if there would be any great advantage to upgrading my firmware to 1.19. I'm not a real power-user with my router, and it sounds like there have been some issues with the upgrade. I'd welcome any input.
  2. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    There is nothing wrong with your way of thinking. I would say the only person who could tell if its "worth it" is you. What I can tell you is 1.19 is VERY stable and it won't break anything. In fact 1.19 Speedmod tweak is stable.

    So even if it may not have a ton of new features you will utilize, it at the same time isn't going to break anything.
  3. jestermiami

    jestermiami Addicted to LI Member

    is PPPoE fixed in 1.19?? i know in versions after 1.15 there were alot of problems with PPPoE..
  4. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    I'm still at 1.11 and haven't seen any reason to upgrade (220 days uptime!), so you can guess what my advice would be...
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Testing newer versions means that you need to be prepared to erase NVRAM and hand-job in all the settings if you run into any issues. It's the same if you decide to then revert. If you're not up to the task, stay with what you have.

    If you are asking how stable the latest is, remember that many of us probably did erase NVRAM several times and as such cannot give a simple answer for an "easy" upgrade.

    If you were like us who are addicted to testing out new features and who would never complain about having to erase NVRAM, you wouldn't be asking the question.
  6. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    I'm an addict too. :biggrin:
  7. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    I should really learn to keep my mouth shut. My WRT54G v1.0 finally died last night, so I promoted my WRT54GL to the main router and upgraded to 1.19.
  8. jochen

    jochen Network Guru Member

    What problems?
    I have running 1.19 since more than 1 week without any reconnects.
  9. Danielink

    Danielink LI Guru Member

    Tomato 1.15 still OK

    Thanks for all of the input. For now I will probably just stay on 1.15 since it seems to running fine. I may flash to 1.19 in the future, or just wait until an even newer firmware version comes out. :chuckle:
  10. jinjimbob

    jinjimbob Network Guru Member

    PPPoE is still not fixed in the 1.19 version.
  11. jochen

    jochen Network Guru Member

    Please give more details. What's the problem with PPPoE? Mine is working fine.
  12. jinjimbob

    jinjimbob Network Guru Member

    If a PPPoE DSL connection is dropped or lost, the Tomato firmware sometimes does not attempt to reconnect. A manual 'connect' is needed. This was one of the bugs documented in a previous version, it is supposed to be fixed, but it isn't.

    It should try to reconnect continuously but it looks like it only does it for a certain length of time.
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