Any 8port routers for tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Partizan, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Partizan

    Partizan Network Guru Member

    Is there any 8 port router that runs tomato?
  2. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    I don't know if there is one, but I use a $25 8-port gigabit switch in conjunction with my router. Is there any limitation doing it my way?
  3. Guspaz

    Guspaz Addicted to LI Member

    If you want to establish PPPoE sessions to more than 5 modems, that's about all I can think of. While not technologically impossible, current PPPoE implementations tend to only support one device per interface.

    Of course, to be able to handle more than 3 modems anyhow, you'd probably have to have really crappy DSL lines... The CPU in the WRT54GL is unfortunately slow.
  4. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I'm confused. What does adding a switch have to do with modems? You are just adding ports just like if you had an 8 port router. You could even add a Tomato supported router, run the script that turns the WAN port into another LAN port and use 2 routers if you want. You'd have 5 ports on that with 4 available, 4 ports on the "router" with 3 avialable as you'd have a cable connecting the 2 routers.

    But you can find a switch on sale most places even 8 port switch for lots less than a router.
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