OK, now I'm impressed...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by lordielordie, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. lordielordie

    lordielordie LI Guru Member

    A month ago I had replaced my v5 Linksys router with a WRTL running V.1.17 Tomato software.

    The old router would lose Internet (DSL modem) connectivity every 2 days needing a restart. and almost always the UI will so slow to respond and hang up so many times that it also needed a restart. I was very disappointed.

    The tomato router is running now for 31 days with no restart!!!!!! It is connected now for 27 days solid! I am impressed!

    Why can't Linksys figure this out? I do not use even half of the features of the router. I'm using it as a simple NAT device for Internet access sharing and managing a small office LAN.. And as simple as this setup is, a "out of the box" linksys can't make it.. go figure..

  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I have my WRT54Gv3 back and have been running it as WDS. Tomato is awesome.

  3. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I'm at 72 days since my last power outage.. (Running 1.14) I've been over 100 days, as have others.

    In the more than 1 year I've been using Tomato, it's NEVER crashed... NEVER... Only time it reboots is when my house experiences a power outage.

  4. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    To OP:

    I've seen good uptimes for WRT54Gv5 using the micro version of "another firmware". But as a rule I would set it to reboot everyday just to clear any possible memory clutter.

    To Mastec:

    How did you get that snazzy tomato GUI? Custom script? Really nice.
  5. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    It's a custom script I found in a thread on here. I just altered the text font appearance and changed the image. It's pretty cool. Thanks


    And on a side note.... I could kill my daughters cat. He got the power cord wrapped around his leg and unplugged the router. Now the uptime has to start all over. :mad:
  6. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    Couldn't find that script. Would appreciate it if you could share that script and that installation. Maybe attach that great tomato picture
  7. z00100

    z00100 LI Guru Member


    Can you share?
  8. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Here you go

    The Tomato Enlightened file is the css file and the original tomato image. The tomato.zip file is the tomato image I use.

    Copied from boteeka's original post HERE


    I'm assuming that if you want to use an external theme file, you have configured and enabled CIFS1 and/or CIFS2.

    Once you get the archive, unpack it to your CIFS location. There should be two files: custom.css, and tomato.png.

    Now, go to Administration->Scripts in your router's web interface, and put the following code on the "Init" tab: (I COULD NOT GET IT WORKING USING THE INIT TAB SO I PUT IT UNDER THE FIREWALL TAB)
    (replace "cifs1" if needed according to your config)

    mkdir /var/wwwext
    cp /cifs1/custom.css /var/wwwext/custom.css
    cp /cifs1/tomato.png /var/wwwext/tomato.png
    Click "Save".

    Now in order to take a look at the new theme, you either need to restart your router (easiest way - recommended) OR login via telnet or SSH and execute the code above, line by line.

    When the previous step completes (the one you've chosen), you an simply change your theme at Administration->Admin Access->Color Scheme by selecting "Custom (ext/custom.css)" and clicking "Save".

    Attached Files:

  9. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member


    Nice Work!
    But can anyone fix the "Select Box" Problem...?




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