new to tomato.. have some questions

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by zfactor, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. zfactor

    zfactor LI Guru Member

    hope someone can give me some info. i use buffalo whr-hp-g54 (i kno wits a linksys forum but this is the only place i can fine a lot of tomato info)...

    i have just flashed with ver 1.11 i had ver 1.07 and had constant dhcp errors so far they seem to be okay with 1.11. i am torn back and forth between tomato and wrt firmware. can anyone give me a better comparison of them or direct me to where i can see what is really the advantage or disadvantage to using either. a lot of people tell me to use wrt and that tomato sucks and visa versa. i have only had a few issues with 1.07 but i dont want to play the flashing game back and forth a million times just to play with wrt. any more info would be great.

    also i now have fully switched the whole house to fios from verizon and i love it. i know the verizon actiontec i was given takes care of a lot of things as set up by verizon such as qos. i am now using a nim and have removed the ationtec from my setup and i have to say its so much better with the buffalo. but my question is can anyone help me out with setting up my qos and things to be better off with verizon fios? im nto sure how different it is then when i was using vonage.

    thanks in advance and so far this is a great forum. im currently looking for a couple more routers and hope to find some of the older linksys if i cant ill grab a few more of the g54's. thanks again
  2. zfactor

    zfactor LI Guru Member

    also to add my wireless connection with ver 1.11 is down from 21gb to about 18..???? any ideas??
  3. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Use whichever one works best for you. DD-WRT is fat and bloated in my opinion, and has many features that most users will never use, some of them being enabled by default, eating up valuable RAM. Tomato is lean, fast, and stable.

    Verdict: Only use DD-WRT if you *NEED* its extra features, otherwise, stick with Tomato.
  4. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    DD-WRT does a lot more things then Tomato.

    If they’re things you need then yes, use DD-WRT.

    Tomato concentrates more on features most folks use, and makes using them very easy.

    So there’s no ‘better’ or ‘worse’, it’s which does what you want and does so more usefully.

    Many folks report that Tomato runs a bit faster then DD-WRT on their routers for wired connections, perhaps a bit slower for wireless ones.

    Frankly the difference between 18Gb/sec & 20Gb/sec is trivial to me–I rarely see any device able to sustain that speed. What I find more important is making sure my VOIP traffic is prioritized, I can connect remotely with my VPN, and interactive activities like web browsing & email operate as fast as I do.

    Tomato does all of those admirably.

    DD-WRT does them too, along with a lot more.

    For my needs, with my intolerance for flakiness, and unwillingness to spend undue amounts of time tweaking a bit of networking technology in my free time, I’m a Tomato fella. But Your Mileage My Vary.

    For What It’s Worth the default settings on Tomato’s QOS are pretty effective. Adding VOIP is all I’ve ever found a need for, and I did that simply by making the VOIP adapter port a priority one. If you’re a heavy p2p person then I s’pose adding that might be useful too, though I recommend adding it in a way that is low-load.

    Beyond that it’s been if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix(traffic shape)-it for me.

    As to the Buffalo, they’re great routers. Indeed they’ve models better then many of the current Linksys models.
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