Best / Most Powerful Tomato Routers

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Connor McCaffrey, May 8, 2014.

  1. Connor McCaffrey

    Connor McCaffrey Networkin' Nut Member

    i have an rt-ac66u and i was thinking i wanted something more powerful ever since i seen the netgear r7000
    (RT-AC56U and RT-AC68U arent option for me, i need wallmountable) and then when the wrt-1900ac came out i was thinking i would have wanted one, but now seeing that tomato will not be available on this router for a long time if at all i started to think, since i can't really consider wrt-1900ac yet, what other more powerful routers are there then mine that support tomato?

    i would think the 3 best wallmountable routers currently running tomato are

    1.Netgear R7000 (not even sure how smoothly its running with tomato)

    unless there is something im missing, i think the r7000 would be my only real option to consider upgrading or adding a second AP ( very big house, could use 2 but doesnt NEED 2)

    i would like an r7000 lol :)

    but if i did get one my question is what would the usb 2.0 and usb 3.0 transfer speeds look like?

    im currently seeing 14-15MB/s up and down with RT-AC66U running Advanced Tomato (results were the same with Shibby 117, but much worse with Victeks FW)
  2. googlebot

    googlebot Networkin' Nut Member

  3. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    No support from tomato...and I think there wont be soon :( I hope I am wrong
  4. Connor McCaffrey

    Connor McCaffrey Networkin' Nut Member

    so basically no one is arguing that

    and RT-N66U are the top 3 wallmountable tomato routers?

    if had to rank them in order i would keep the order above. that makes me happy having an rt-ac66u and knowing my only upgrade option with tomato is r7000
  5. EOC_Jason

    EOC_Jason Networkin' Nut Member

    When you say "more powerful"... exactly what features are you needing to be "better"???

    Wired throughput? Wireless throughput? Wireless range? CPU speed? ???
  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    There's no fully functional Tomato build for the R7000 yet. The RT-AC66 is currently the best router available to run Tomato, with the RT-AC56/RT-AC68 a close second with beta builds for these and a much faster CPU (but no wall mountability).
  7. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member

    You won't see much benefit upgrading to use as an AP. If you want a better NAS you're better off getting a dedicated one or even a NUC.
  8. Connor McCaffrey

    Connor McCaffrey Networkin' Nut Member

    to answer eoc jason.

    i generally mean processing power, but also wireless range and throughput is important.

    so yes rt-ac66u is the best officially supported tomato router with the r7000 hopefully soon, thanks for the comments guys :)
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