Help with Asus Wl-520gu( I know not a linksys router but i am confused!)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by wpix, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. wpix

    wpix Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi All,

    I know this is not a linksys device/ but this is a tomato forum and i am totally confused.
    I am a long time pc enthusiast and I need some help with a router.

    I previously had a Buffallo WHR-HP-G54 router with tomato and i gave it away as someone needed it, and I purchased yesterday the 520gu(instead of one with N as the RT-n16 is a little out of my price range atm) from a certain website(rhymes with guy dot com) for$25 bucks after rebate plus tax.

    My question is which version of Tomato do i use on it?

    I am debating between DD-WRT/Tomato, as i have heard dd-wrt sometimes is iffy.

    The main features I want are Harddrive Usb Support/ and how to install the optware package(which runs on both dd-wrt/tomato(and i would rather use tomato for stability) for newsgroups(nzbget) simply (and instructions how to use it).

    I found the following files for tomato and dont want to max out the memory of the router to install optware packages:
    1. Tomato-1.28.8520_RAF-USB-VPN.trx from which supposedly has a lot of featues i want.
    2. referred me to tomatousb where i got the following files.( I read the router has 3.7mb of ram free/4mb flash)
    dd-wrt.v24_mini_asus.trx(initial flash)

    I know i am supposed to use the usb version but unsure which one works better.

    Basically in the end i want the following:
    1.SSH server set up ( i have done this previously before, but i want it to be web accessible so i assume i have to set up opendns/dyndns but doesn't that leave my router/home pc's more open to attack?)
    2.HD through USB(drive is formatted to fat32)
    3.Optware for nzbget or a good newsgroup optware and simple instructions how to use it( I found this article :

    Sorry for the long email, but i dont want to install the wrong firmware and kaybosh the whole thing.

    Thanks in advance,
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice