Longest uptime?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by luckman212, Jan 9, 2007.


Whats your longest uptime with tomato ?

  1. < 24h

    3 vote(s)
  2. < 30 days

    14 vote(s)
  3. < 60 days

    12 vote(s)
  4. > 60 days

    34 vote(s)
  1. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    whats the longest uptime for a Tomato?

    I have had mine up for 22 days before, but I only rebooted it to update the firmware version. Never had it really lock up on me before.

    what about you guys?
  2. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I went 23 days once... I almost went longer recently, except I had a problem with my ISP.

    Other than the recent ISP problem, I haven't reboot/touched my modem in 6 months!
  3. lwf-

    lwf- Network Guru Member

    My ran for over a month but shut down during a power loss. It has never crashed or locked up and I don't think it has became slower over time either so I guess it can run for, well, a really long time. :)
  4. tievolu

    tievolu Network Guru Member

    My current uptime, for two routers in a WDS configuration, is 27 days (I haven't upgraded to 1.02 yet).

    My cable modem has had to be rebooted several times during those 27 days, but not my WRT :)
  5. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    Mine was approximately a month before I rebooted after upgrading to Tomato 1.02. Over that month though, I never noticed any slowness or lockup issues.
  6. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Have gone for up to 34 days. One time I have rebooted since going to Tomato is when I upgrade Tomato. Started with .03 version.
    Other firmware, Thibor and DD-WRT both required me to reboot the router when my ISP did maintenance and dropped my connection. With Tomato I never know that has happened unless I compare up time with connection time. Oh yes my connection is PPoE to my ISP, AT&T.
  7. paped

    paped LI Guru Member

    Managed 29 days with no issues only rebooted due to upgrading to 1.02.... 1.02 currently at 5 days and counting.....
  8. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Network Guru Member

    I had a problem with a DNS problem and tried X-WRT on my backup box and flashed it to my primary WRT54_GS.

    Before that my up time was over 4 months!
  9. Devotedfollower

    Devotedfollower LI Guru Member

    Uptime 44 days, 05:52:04
    Version 0.09.0852

  10. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    nice uptimes!! :halo:
  11. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    OK. After 20 days i had to reboot after upgrade from 1.02 to 1.03 :wink: I know in comparison to the others thats not long, but my personal record :biggrin:

    If i look at the other uptimes here one thing is sure, Tomato is ROCKSTABLE :rockon:

  12. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    Haha, time for some more "Home Improvement": install an uptime-client! :hubba:
    Grab the ipkg from here: http://ipkg.be/package/2065377, untar/-gzip, same for the data.tar.gz that comes out and use the files in /usr/bin
    Don't forget to install this one on a CIFS-share and register first for a (machine-)account at The Uptime Project (one of many)!

    Or even better, use SNMPd for this (see my SNMPd-HOWTO in this forum) and create nifty graphs with MRTG, RRDtool or Cacti:
    Uptime: OID = (sysUpTimeInstance)

    UPDATE (20070124)
    It's better to use OID = (hrSystemUptime.0) for this!
    The first one gives the uptime of the SNMP-daemon, whereas the last one returns the system-uptime.
  13. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    whats your personal record (without the Uptime Project :wink: ) ?

  14. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    Kinda hard to get long uptimes with the rapid releases no? :)

    Rotten tomatos:
    I had an old RedHat server that I wanted to upgrade but since we were so close to Y2K I decided to let it run past and then have a laugh when nothing serious happened. All went well. I popped in a CD and did a big upgrade. I let it do a reboot and all was well. Uptime was 600+ days at that time. That server ran nonstop until a few months ago when I finally put it to rest. It had been running since 1998 with only a handful of boots and only then for kernel updates. gotta love linux..
  15. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Thats true :)
  16. helivr

    helivr Network Guru Member

    Almost 50 days so far...

    Attached Files:

  17. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    As said before with these releases of Tomato coming and coming, it must be something around 4 weeks / 1 month. I don't really care...
    I care more about the uptime of my FreeBSD-box: :sheesh:

  18. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Whats your longest uptime with tomato ?
  19. jockel

    jockel LI Guru Member


    one is 26 days right now, will not get much older, as I usually reboot this one
    once a month. Most other APs here are set ot 10 days reboot, no problems so
    far, reboot is just to refresh, no idea if it is required but it does no harm.
  20. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    approx 3 months - I installed 1.07 in May and rebooted yesterday when I added busybox to allow me to run a second web server from the tomato...
  21. AeN0

    AeN0 Network Guru Member


    Since 1.07 release.
  22. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    Haha, same uptime here:

    # ~/SNMP/snmpget.sh
     ==> Probing for system's uptime through SNMP:
    HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrSystemUptime.0 = Timeticks: (584696882) 67 days, 16:09:28.82
    I'll wait another 3 days so I can check "> 70" in the poll of this post. :biggrin:
  23. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Netscreen - 111
    DD-WRT - 100
    Tomato - 67
  24. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    I'm up to 50 Days. And just survived a lightning storm (the power held). Tomato has NEVER rebooted except when I asked it to. My uptime is strictly an indication of how well or poor my power company keeps the lights on.

    I expect it will continue to stay up as long as I have power. (Note, when I was running a DD-WRT version, I had equally good stability... Over 100 days, but again, I just haven't been running the same version of tomato for that long.)

    - Mike
  25. paped

    paped LI Guru Member

    Beaten my previous record!!!! now 44 days only rebooted due to a power outage, still got it upgraded to latest 1.13 firmware at the same time so the days are now counting up once more......
  26. Joro711

    Joro711 Network Guru Member

    43 days without restart.
  27. larsrya8

    larsrya8 LI Guru Member

    Mine has been running 1.06 for 168 days so far. I'm not noticing any problems so I'll probably won't upgrade, since it has been this stable for so long. A lot of high winds here recently, but no power outages yet!
  28. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member

    I've gone 303 days so far on Tomato V1.19...

    No reason to doubt it couldn't go an additional 300+, either.

    (My WRT-54G V1.0 is on an UPS, so I suppose if the power goes out long enough for the router, cable modem, packet optimizer, and WSB-24 to totally discharge a 400VA UPS, it would need rebooting...) :biggrin:

  29. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    thats a nice one :biggrin:
  30. CandyBoy

    CandyBoy LI Guru Member

    Gewehr98 what a nice theme, from where did you get it?
  31. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I don't recall exactly, but I'm sure I've managed over 100 days uptime. I'm still running whatever version of Tomato was available May '08, and I don't recall ever having to reset my router due to a Tomato issues, or hardware issues with my WRT54GL.
  32. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Not sure but looks like this one.
  33. CandyBoy

    CandyBoy LI Guru Member

    Thanks TexasFlood, it will be really great if someone will make this theme ,that can be installed to router.
  34. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I wasn't familar with Stylish, but if you use firefox, looks like you can use this theme without actually loading it on the router, you load the style sheet into the browser and it works at that level over-riding the router style sheet, pretty cool.

    If you want to try loading it directly on the router, as a test I went to the Tomato Firmware - Dark Blue Theme page, clicked on the "'Load as plain CSS' for Opera users" button and saved that version to a file named "custom.css" then used an Init tab script to create the /var/wwwext directory and used wget (you could also use a cifs mount) to move the file there. See the Tomato FAQ "How can I use a custom color scheme?" for some guidance but note that this is too big to paste directly into the Init tab as suggested there.

    In my test there was some unreadable text, like white text on a white background in the script window. Changing the below seemed to make everything pretty readable for me, YMMV. If you don't like it, find a color reference and pick some alternate colors that you prefer. There's probably a better way to do it and if somebody figures it out please post it! :biggrin:

    "html * {color:#fff !important}" to "html * {color:#CD950C !important}"
    "important;color:#fff !important" to "important;color:#8B6508 !important"
  35. schoergei

    schoergei Addicted to LI Member

    Name WRT54GL
    Model Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL

    Time Thu, 29 Oct 2009 21:25:46 +0100
    Uptime 363 days, 19:02:46
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.20 MB / 1,552.00 KB (10.67%)
  36. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    wow, nearly 1 year
    nice one :)

  37. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member

    421 days so far.

    It's probably not even close to a record, although this particular WRT54G v1.0 may get relocated to my sister's home network across town as it gets replaced here with a faster WRT54G-TM. If I can keep the older router alive on the UPS during the transplant, the clock will continue...

  38. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This thread is rather pointless, really. If you don't use your router much or at all, it will stay up until you switch it off or have loss of power. If it's being thrashed at 100% duty cycle 24/7 but stays up nevertheless, only then do you know you have a real winner!
  39. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    Agree. Since running tomato, probably 3+ years, my router's never rebooted on it's own, and has proved much more stable than DD-WRT was for me (last time I used it, 3 years ago). This is now a "contest" to see who can go the longest without a power outage, firmware upgrade, or intentional reboot. Some probably do have issues with spontaneous reboots, and they are best to start separate threads to discuss those issues than post in here.
  40. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member

    True, Toastman.

    However, ours really does get thrashed quite heavily, so I'm actually very impressed with the longevity of both the Linksys hardware and Tomato firmware. We're talking about low-grade residential pieces that were never intended by Linksys to play prosumer or professional-grade roles. Tomato really fixed that expectation.

    We have 6 computers in our home network (5 IBM IntelliStation M-Pro quad-Xeon workstations and one Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook), 5 SnapServers, 1 Vonage VoIP box in lieu of a phone land line, 1 Linksys wireless media server feeding the living room entertainment system, one VPON VP-200 video server injecting outdoor security camera feeds into the network, three laser printers getting print jobs via that network, etc.

    Between the workstation in the garage getting big Adobe pdf and illustrator files from customers and the other workstations for the vinyl cutting/graphics business and moving them to SnapServers, the two workstations of my stepsons playing WarCrack/UT3/Ventrilo/BitTorrent, me sitting on the back deck with a Spotted Cow and the notebook while grilling bratwurst, my wife calling family in Kalifornia via Vonage, me listening to music via the wireless media server, watching the snowfall accumulation in the back and front yards via the networked security camera, and all the other data transfers that happen with such a mishmash, I think it's safe to say that the little WRT54G v1.0 moves just a few packets.

    I took a photo of the comm rack in the basement laundry room for posterity last night. I'm upgrading to a WRT54G-TM to get a wee bit more headroom in the router performance category soon, but wanted to capture the old configuration.

    Cluttered, but you can see an ancient Linksys router wedged in the stack amongst Vonage Motorola box, Linksys WSB-24 amplifier, Linksys 8-port switch, SnapServer, cable modem, D-Link DI-102 packet optimizer, and UPS:

  41. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Thanks for the pic! I will only buy WRT54's for AP's from now on, am moving over to the ASUS RT-N16 for the routers.

    The WRT54 series is quite well engineered. I have well over 350 now, I've lost count, and the only failures I have ever had are when I bricked them myself, even then, JTAG recovered them.
  42. eangulus

    eangulus Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GL used at an IGA Supermarket on a UPS.

    It has Refridgerator Monitoring Equipment, Remote Camera and Server Access, 3 Workstations, EFTPOS, and 7 PC Based Till's.

    Currently Running 1.25 and Current Uptime as of this posting is 219 days, 10:14:27

    And just to not, ADSL uptime is now 59 days, 10:35:27
  43. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    buffalo whr-hp-g54
    just noticed it today, pretty good uptime !!! :biggrin:
  44. bangkokiscool

    bangkokiscool Addicted to LI Member

    55 days uptime for me. It's a new install, and has been rock solid since I upgraded to WRT54G-TM. I had an ASUS WL-500 in there before, and it couldn't handle the load. It crashed at least once every two or three days. About 35 clients connecting via 6 Orinoco APs connected to a POE switch connected to the Tomato router. This thing gets a lot of traffic -- January was 206 GB down and 17 GB up, and so far February is 207 GB down and 14 GB up. For a refurbished $50 router, I am extremely impressed at the combination of Linksys and Tomato!
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