Restoring WHR-G54 backup (.cfg) to WHR-HP-G54?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by minimario, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. minimario

    minimario Addicted to LI Member

    I have been running Tomato on a WHR-G54 and have over time gotten its settings working really well.

    Now I'm giving it away to a refugee charity in the Himalayas and replacing it with a WHR-HP-G54.

    From what I gather is that besides the amplifier the two models are nearly identical, but are the settings backup (.cfg) files interchangeable between the two? I.e. could I flash the new -HP- with Tomato and simply restore last backup and have most settings restored automatically?

    If yes, great! If not, I guess it means lots of screenshots and typing.. :rolleyes:

  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I would advise against it. Maybe identical but there might be one or two settings in the config the other doesn't have that will brick your new router. It's always been common knowledge to never use a config from one router on another.
  3. minimario

    minimario Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the information. I'll roll up my sleeves this weekend and do it the old-fashioned way.

    Just out of curiosity, would restoring config be possible between virgin installs of exactly the same models (e.g. for duplicating preferred settings)? I could see that being useful under certain circumstances.
  4. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Are you asking about if you have a saved config from an old WHR-HP-G54 that died, buy another and upload it to the new one? Yes, I have done that, along with saved bandwidth from a WRT54GL to a WRT54Gv3 flashed with Tomato. They are the same
  5. minimario

    minimario Addicted to LI Member

    OK, this "config replication" method should work between same exact models, but not if there are even minor differences.

    I'm out of luck since I'm moving to the HP version from plain G54, but people who might be replacing failed router with an identical replacement, or someone setting up several locations with identical service requirements, could save time and effort by installing existing config backup on newly Tomato'ed hardware.
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