LF best Tomato FW for E4200 that supports OpenVPN and Dual Band and guest Wifi

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Rockstead, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Rockstead

    Rockstead Reformed Router Member

    I'm really new to this, I started off with loading the latest DD-WRT but it wasn't stable and I had to reboot router several times a day.

    Stability and OpenVPN are the most important to me, the rest are really nice to haves.

    Also can you please refer me to a setup guide for loading on the particular firmware that is generally recommended for my application.

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Almaz

    Almaz Networkin' Nut Member

  3. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member


    Just install the All-in-one. If performance is an issue try Victek's.

    And no you don't need iptables to set up secondary wifi, there's a gui for it though it takes a few steps. (Add br1, create vlan, create virtual wireless, bridge it to br1). You just need iptables to block them from accessing your router (by default they won't access your main lan br0 anyways).
  4. Rockstead

    Rockstead Reformed Router Member

    Thanks, so the above post is Shibby's Tomato. I just grabbed the release you recommended.

    1 couple of things.

    1. I no longer have DD_WRT on my e4200, how do I load on the firmware in that case?

    2. You mentioned secondary wireless is possible but I see Shibby's makes mention it doesn't support the 5GHZ, I was hoping to have access to both the 2.4ghz and 5ghz, unless I shouldn't care? I know 2.4ghz gives you a longer range but I thought 5ghz had interference from other devices.
  5. Rockstead

    Rockstead Reformed Router Member

    I found my own answer for #2 K26-RT supporting both radios.
  6. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    RT-N trailed builds for E4200v1 by Victek, Shibby, and Toastman all support the features you want.

    Follow Tomato FAQ for flashing instructions. Id from dd-wrt, don't forget to retrieve the http password from NVRAM before upgrade. Then do 30-30-30, upgrade from web GUI, wait 5 min, do thorough NVRAM erase, wait 5 minutes, then enter settings.

    From stock you can do 30-30-30 or just reset to factory defaults before upgrade. Upgrade from web GUI - same procedure. Don't forget to set static ip and unplug everything but the PC before upgrading, especially with Toastman's firmware where DHCP is not enabled by default.
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