Has anybody upgraded to Tomato from Thibor?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by neoufo51, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. neoufo51

    neoufo51 Network Guru Member

    I just took the plunge after clearing my NVRAM and I love the new interface. I hope it makes me as happy as Thibor has in regards to stability and featureset.
  2. damko

    damko Network Guru Member

    I love Tomato, it's rock stable, simple and very fast. Before I've been using Thibor 15c.

    IMHO Tomato is the best firmware for the WRT54 routers!!!
  3. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Tomato is great and rock solid on my wrt54gl v1.1, just like Thibor15c was for me. Only time I restart the router is when a new version of firmware in installed. I like the neat little additions that Jon has added. The graphs in particular. Like the GUI as well.
    When I upgraded from Thibor15c to Tomato I forgot to reset nvram. When the router restarted from the firmware install it connected to my DSL connection and was able to cruz the internet. Guess the both follow closely the same basic Linksys software.
  4. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    i upgraded from Thibor 15c to Tomato .03. i cleared NVRAM both before and after the flash. since then, i've updated to every new tomato release and never had any problems. I've only cleared NVRAM and re-entered all my settings after a flash once since then.
  5. neoufo51

    neoufo51 Network Guru Member

    I absolutely love the new interface and playing around with the settings, it just feels like I'm setting up a very expensive router when its really just my little GL.

    It's just great to have something so fresh to work with and I've had no issues thus far so it looks like I'll be sticking to Tomato :)
  6. Reiper

    Reiper LI Guru Member

    Thibor is a great firmware, I had that on my router prior to Tomato and it worked great! However, IMHO Tomato takes the stability of Thibor and builds upon that by providing a simple and clean firmware with many additional GREAT features! I also started with 0.03 and have never looked back.

    Oh yeah, Tomato has a snazy GUI to... Gotta love them Tomatoes!! :)
  7. hurkam

    hurkam LI Guru Member

    Tomato 1.0 on WRT54GS v1.0

    I have migrated from Thibor 14d which was running without a problem. I tried few other firmwares beforehand but with those I was getting wireless disconnections quite often - sometimes even in few minutes. The router did not reboot but my laptop lost the connection completely and had to reconnect.

    Unfortunately, now with Tomato the problem is back again. I tried almost everything - changing the clock speed to 216mhz, tweaking tcp timeouts and increasing the number of connections. Nothing helped.

    What's being used (extra): QoS, Static DNS.

    The router serves 5 computers producing ehmm some traffic but it seems those disconnects happen even if the usage is quite low.

    Help... :)
  8. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    have you checked the clients drivers are uptodate and what encription are using? do you broadcast?
  9. hurkam

    hurkam LI Guru Member

    Re: Tomato 1.0 on WRT54GS v1.0

    SSID broadcast? disabled.
    WEP enabled.

    The client is almost certainly not causing the problem. Drivers are up to date and until Tomato (flashed yesterday) there were no issues.
  10. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Do things work if you broadcast the SSID? Disabling broadcast of SSID is minimal security. You are still easy to find. Have you tryed no security? Just as a test to determine possible problem area. Also would suggest trying WPA as this is more secure then WEP. Different security protocols some time work better then others in the mix of router and client support.
  11. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    disabling SSID broadcast can also cause issues in Windows XP. i've found that many times the wireless config will not want to connect to an access point that you have to enter manually rather than one that it can find on it's own. for the amount of security that disabling SSID broadcasting provides (almost none), it's just not worth the trouble.
  12. hurkam

    hurkam LI Guru Member

    Changing from WEP to WPA seems to do the job! The connection is staying up so far... Good idea, thanks!
  13. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Glad you found a combination that works. WPA is better from a security standpoint also.
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