EA3500 - does it support Tomato ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dtango2010, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. dtango2010

    dtango2010 Reformed Router Member

    Does tomato support EA3500?
    Which version should i use for my EA3500.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    No, its a Marvell chipset. Tomato only currently supports Broadcom MIPS, with ARM in development.
  3. Mike Parker

    Mike Parker New Member Member

    I've been running the version below for over a year with no issues on Cisco EA3500.

    Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-104 K26 USB AIO
  4. Dalant

    Dalant Reformed Router Member

    Can you double check the model number of your router? The EA3500 is reported to be a Marvell chipset, and tomato only supports Broadcom. If your EA3500 is really Broadcom based, then it may be a revision that has yet to be reported in the wild.

    What model number does it show reported in the tomato web interface? Can you post pictures of the unit underside?
  5. TyShawn

    TyShawn Reformed Router Member

    Has anyone verified if this router was supported with Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-104 K26 USB AIO or is the report above just a random post?
  6. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

  7. Mike Parker

    Mike Parker New Member Member

    My deepest apologies for being away and not supplying pics. These will be uploaded soon as I'm still running the same setup as mentioned earlier with no issues to report.

    Attached Files:

  8. lepa71

    lepa71 Networkin' Nut Member

    Does it or does it not? Can somebody other than Mike conform this?
  9. gehx75

    gehx75 Networkin' Nut Member

  10. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

    It's has a Marvell SoC, the other support is from openwrt, end of story I should know since I own one. Openwrt works very well if your not use to how openwrt operates you'll need to read some documentation on how too's to setting it up. I personally enjoy the openwrt support for it.
  11. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    AFAIK, tomato has only ever supported Broadcom chipsets. And after checking wikidevi.com, the only two versions of the EA3500 (Linksys and Cisco) clearly use the Marvel chipset.


    That said, perhaps Mike just risked it and found it to be working anyway. Or perhaps he mistakenly thought he had an EA3500 but didn't. Who knows. Only Mike can explain his situation. All we can tell you is that unless it's a Broadcom chipset, it's NOT officially supported. And even then, not necessarily *every* Broadcom chipset.
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
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