can't upgrade from Shibby to FreshTomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Pete Siemsen, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Pete Siemsen

    Pete Siemsen New Member Member

    I've been running Tomato Shibby 1.40 on an Asus RT-AC66U for a long time. Specifically, tomato-RT-AC66U_RT-AC6x--140-AIO-64K.trx. Works great.

    That OS was released in May 2017, so today I thought I'd look around to see if there's something better. Looks like FreshTomato is it, but I couldn't install either of these:

    freshtomato-RT-AC66U_RT-AC6x-2018.5-AIO-64K.trx
    freshtomato-RT-AC66U_RT-AC6x-2018.5.083-beta-AIO-64K.trx

    They both misbehaved the same - when I rebooted after the install, they went into a loop of sorts, with a period of about 40 seconds. I kept a ping running from my laptop, and the router would respond to pings for 10-15 seconds, then the link would fail, then it would respond again, etc. The lights on the router would go through repeating patterns.

    So I gave up and reinstalled Tomato Shibby.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Sean B.

    Sean B. Network Guru Member

    Try the VPN build, if it's listed for the 66U.
     
  3. modlin1

    modlin1 New Member Member

    I have what I think is the same issue, exept I can only flash stock firmware or merlin. I really want to install the newer freshtomato. But even using the restore mode and flashing the firmware nothing works, it's just sits there, can ping it. Even resetting the nvram does nothing. But if I reflash merlin then it works again. Sorry don't mean to hijack your thread
     
  4. _st_ty

    _st_ty New Member Member

    Try to install latest (!!) version of FT: 2019.1.015-beta. Should help you.
    BR
    _st_ty
     
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  5. M_ars

    M_ars Network Guru Member

    try 2019.1 beta like already mentioned and start from sratch (again), no backups

    BR
    M_ars
     
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