ASUS RT-N16 vs Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by SL83, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. SL83

    SL83 Addicted to LI Member

    Any consensus here? I know the Buffalo so far can't run Tomato. :(

    Only DD-WRT.

    Asus has 128MB of RAM vs Buffalo's 64MB.

  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    and it probably never will; it has an atheros chipset. if you have a choice and want tomato, get the asus.
  3. minimario

    minimario Addicted to LI Member

    Chipsetwise.. Atheros really supports open-source (ie. incl. hacking) while Broadcom AFAIK don't give a flying figleaf (witness their proprietary drivers for Linux 2.4.x!)

    Back when I bought my Buffalo there was basically no competition, but since then B*com has become even more obsolete while Tomato... well, remains as nice as ever but not much more.

    As an OSS supporter I'm gyrating towards Atheros next. Hopefully Tomato or its offspring too.

    I do hope that Tomato and the B*com drivers would continue getting at least security fixes.
  4. SL83

    SL83 Addicted to LI Member

    Anyone else want to weigh in? I'm really leaning towards the ASUS.
  5. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Asus RT-N16 has worked well for me. If you do get the Asus be aware that the OEM firmware, including the latest, is crap. It is too bad that the firmware Asus provides is so bad when the hardware is quite good. Gives the router a bad name with lots of folks who don't load 3rd party firmware or even know about 3rd party firmware. You can find lots of folks loading 3rd party firmware on the Asus forum site for this router by the way.

    I am currently running DD-WRT as I had issues with one of the TB Tomato builds with wireless. ;-( Loaded DD-WRT and have not had any reason to reload Tomato.
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