Advice on replacing WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jan.n, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    It's been more than 2 years I've not been around here, my WRT54LG is running Tomato since 2008 (1.25 stock) and I'm happy with it. I'm now looking for a powerful replacement router.

    Which router should I buy (Amazon links with explanation appreciated)?
    Environment will be a 25/5 (cable), 5 user, 25 devices network...
    Not that money wouldn't matter, but I prefer to give a bit more if the device is versatile, fast, ... and I don't have to replace after just a couple of years of use.

    What mods exist and are actively developed?
    I found Easytomato, Shibby and of course there's Victek.

    Thank you all!
  2. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    wait for ASUS RT-AC56U dualcore ARM processor.
  3. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Just googled that one, sounds nice, but it has just been announced - when's it gonna be available?
    And what would be the second best device? The RT-N16?
  4. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    RT-AC67U is the second one
  5. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    Neither of the ARM devices listed above will immediately support Tomato, and maybe never will.
  6. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    That's not an option though. I'm not going to go with crappy manufacturers' firmware...
    Let me rephrase: Which router fully supporting Tomato would you recommend?
  7. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    For me, the most reliable today and most tested is RT-N16 with 2.4Ghz N speeds, but not 5Ghz, if not, you can go for RT-N66 that has all the bells and whistles but runs a little bit hot. Both fully supported by Tomato's great devs team.
  8. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

  9. RobF

    RobF Serious Server Member

    I have 4 of these RT-N66U routers. I like the fact that it has a serial console port jumper and an internal micro-SD slot. Running Shibby 109-AIO 64K works great on them.
  10. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

  11. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    @jan yes, that's the one. great box, you can go as RobF says with shibby 109 depending your needs are different versions AIO runs for "All In One"
  12. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Thanks to all of you, just ordered one :)
    I'll install Shibby once I'll get it
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