Looking for Tomato FW w/Samba server & VoIP support

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by flinchlock, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. flinchlock

    flinchlock Addicted to LI Member

    My hardware:
    Comcast Internet (slowest speed they offer: 1.5 Mbps/384 Kbps)
    SB5101 Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem
    ASUS WL-520GU Router (Victek Tomato 1.23.1606 since 2/1/2009, 1.28.9006 since 3/12/14)
    OBi100 ATA VoIP adapter
    Panasonic KX-TG1034 DECT 6.0 Phone System

    I have had ZERO problems with Victek Tomato... I have downloaded 1GB iso files the same time my wife is talking to her daughter 2,000 miles away with ZERO problems. (I have not enabled QoS.)

    But, I need to use the router as a Samba server to share a USB flash drive to our Win 7 Home Premium PCs.

    I have spent a lot of time searching the "entire" Internet to find such a router compatible with Tomato firmware with Samba server and VoIP support, OR buy a new ASUS router.

    I am looking for some help from all you experts.

  2. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    Looks like your router has a USB port. As long as you have a firmware that has USB support built in I think you can do this. You can install entware to a drive plugged in to the router. With entware you can install samba. You would have to configure Samba by hand. I don't think any firmware with baked in samba gui support exists for 4MB routers. If you're looking for a pbx when you say 'Voip Support', you can also install asterisk from entware too.

    I personally think you'd be better off buying are newer router.
  3. flinchlock

    flinchlock Addicted to LI Member

    I really appreciate your reply! I am sorry I was not clear about VoIP... no PBX, just do not want any problems killing my existing VoIP service using the OBi100 and Callcentric. I do not want to have to mess with tweaking ports/protocols/etc. I am very familiar with *nix CLI stuff, but do not want to spend the time. I am looking to just flash a router and then minor tweaks with the few settings I want.

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