EA6500 , any support planned?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by marciton, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. marciton

    marciton Network Guru Member

    I'm surprise to don't see anybody discussing about EA6500?

    any support is planned?

    Best Regards
  2. darkknight93

    darkknight93 Networkin' Nut Member

    Looks good - Cisco Linksys EA6500. CPU, Broadcom BCM4706 <-- Broadcom CPUs can be supported.

    At the Moment this devices are supported by shibbys mod:

    You can contact him via "Report Bug" if you want further Information of compiling the Firmware for EA6500 :)
  3. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    The BCM4706 is also used in the RT-AC66U. Unfortunately, support still needs to be added for the latter. Since there are hardly any people developing tomato(besides shibby which is busy), don't expect anything anytime soon.
  4. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    I don't see it in Shibby's supported list in the link you mention... is it currently supported?
    If not... do people think it will be easier to add support for this vs the Asus RT-AC66U? The same? There was some issue with two sets of RAM on the Asus I seem to remember. Some hardware info on a DD-WRT thread here
    There's also the EA6700 which appears to be the same but with USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 port.
  5. marciton

    marciton Network Guru Member

    I had a Linksys E4200 (v1) before that one and it was really stable with Tomato ... now I'm enjoying the ac wireless ... but the stock firmware is a crap and it's buggy with more than few devices (DHCP crash) ... maybe I should check for another router supported with tomato and with ac wireless .. any idea?
  6. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    I don't think there is one yet. Asus RTAC666U is the likely first candidate. Shibby's already been looking at it, but there is no ETA.
  7. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    He's mentioned that he's gotten tomato working on it but he was having issues with WiFi. Again, lack of time to work on it is the main issue.
  8. gazsiazasz

    gazsiazasz LI Guru Member

    ...but the EA6700 is powered by an ARM CPU, not a MIPS one. I think porting Tomato to ARM architecture will take some time :)
  9. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    As usual, depends on GPL source code availability and available samples for developers ..
  10. zorkmta

    zorkmta Network Guru Member

    I compared EA6700 and RT-C66u, i bet have more chance for Asus one, shibby starting and already has 2.4g wifi working, need only 5ghz fixing and will be great one.
  11. gazsiazasz

    gazsiazasz LI Guru Member

    But keep in mind, the dual-core ARM CPU has much more power than the one in the RT-AC66u. The marketing bullshit says that the EA6700 has 5x faster CPU than its predecessor (like in RT-AC66u). This is very important when you are using QoS rules or want speedy NAT-ted WAN-to-LAN connection.
  12. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If we can split jobs to the right CPU might be, the CTF issue still hurts newest RT-AC56U units ... so.. there is a long way to improve or ... to change to another manufacturer chipset....
  13. lightsword

    lightsword Serious Server Member

  14. Fractal

    Fractal Serious Server Member

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  15. M0rd3cai

    M0rd3cai Networkin' Nut Member

    I'm a HUGE fan of tomato, the bandwidth/ip monitoring is awesome, but for now i'm using dd-wrt on the EA6500 as it'll probably be a while before firmware is ported. I still cant find tomato for the 6500 :-(
  16. srwal

    srwal Serious Server Member

    What I'd ideally love was if the EA6500 was supported and it had the AdvancedTomato GUI, but one can only dream right now
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