Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by MacOfTheEast, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    Please pardon the elementary question. I have to ask it here since there are only a very few number of snapshots that I've been able to find that display the TOMATO screens. I'm thinking that I'll create a snapshot of every TOMATO page and make them available after I take the plunge.

    Using WRT54GL flashed with DD-WRT. Will try out TOMATO v1.04 later today. Does the TOMATO code allow DHCP STATIC (assigns IP address based on MAC address of client)?

    Again, my apologies for the elementary question.

    Thank you,
  2. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    yes it does,
    I used DD-WRT for about an hour, Tomato QOS capabilities supersedes everything out there for Linksys
  3. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

  4. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    Excellent! Thank you very much, pharma!

  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I suggest you read the FAQ, as most of the basic configuration (and several advanced) questions have been answered there.
  6. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    Thank you, Mr. Geek. Already did / done that :)

  7. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You can also vistit the german Wikibooks, there are screenshots of every menu point !

  8. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    It is 100% painless. You can flash both ways, to and from Tomato, from the GUI of each firmware. Each has NVRAM clear in the GUI, and both will save config files (that is about where the similarities strop). It takes about 90 seconds to go from one to the other.
  9. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    Understood, Geetek however one question. To upload a config file (nvrambak.bin) that was generated by DD-WRT into running Tomato software would be defeating the purpose of doing an NVRAM clear, wouldn't it? As I think I'm understanding it, the reason for the NVRAM clear is that there may be some settings produced by DD-WRT that the Tomato interface won't allow you to access (if you wanted to reset them, for instance.) So... am I right in presuming that after an NVRAM clear I should manually type in everything the way I want it?

    Hope I'm not confusing you.

  10. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    You are absolutely correct. I should have worded my statement better. What I meant was that if you have a dd-WRT configuration that you use, you can save it for later in the event that you decide to go back to dd for some reason. It sort of went along with the whole "painless" theme of my post. You certainly would NOT use a config file from one firmware on the other firmware.
  11. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    Totally understood! I'm ready to take the plunge :)

    Thanks to all who responded to my question. This board, and its participants, are an excellent resource.

  12. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    Just back to report... No problems whatsoever! Easy as pie!!

    Thanks for all the help.

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