Best router for Tomato.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Devileyezz, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Devileyezz

    Devileyezz LI Guru Member


    I've been using the WRT54GL for ages so I could use other firmwares for personal use.
    However, the time has come where I'm now using WRT54GL + Tomato in my company, and so far have deployed two Tomatos for two rooms using VoIP about 95% of the time. (Callcenter)

    So far, everything seems to be fine and running and just smoothly, albeit missing a much needed option called "Allow all but" for http blocking.

    Now, this has lead me to wonder if there is a bigger better beefier router that Tomato will fit in. More CPU, more RAM, etc. And best of all, Tomato works just fine on it.
    Please voice your concerns what the better router would be compared to a WRT54GL in terms of hardware for Tomato.


    On a sidenote, what's stopping Tomato from branching out of being a router firmware into a full blown ISO that can be run on a big machine? :) (Screw Untangle, it just sucks.)
  2. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    You can do "allow all but" for http blocking, I think you mean the opposite?

    I also use ASUS WL-500gP for Tomato. It seems to be microscopically faster than the regular WRT54GL (which I also use) probably due to the faster CPU and more memory.

    I think Tomato is fine as it is for running on little home routers. I do wish it has a few more features though, like whitelisting of URL's.
  3. ndoggac

    ndoggac Network Guru Member

    If you go to the WRT54G wiki here

    you can compare all the different linksys router versions there. just from glancing at the chart it seems the WRTSL54GS might be the "fastest" with a 264MHz processor and 32MB of RAM and running Linux OS. I've read that the speed difference is negligible though. You're better off sticking with the cheaper and easier to find GL in my opinion. I'm also not sure if Tomato supports the USB function in that router...anyone?
  4. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    Tomato doesn't support USB. The ASUS I'm using has USB but they're just unused. The reason I'm using them is for speed.
  5. JustinZz

    JustinZz LI Guru Member

    why dont you use use smoothwall or something like that if you want an iso
  6. TheGIZ

    TheGIZ Network Guru Member

    I have untangle at home... whats your gripe against it?


  7. asterger

    asterger Network Guru Member

    I'm using a WRTSL54GS. It's an excellent choice with Tomato. Increased cache-size=2048
    and still have over 20MB of free memory!


    -- asterger
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