RT-N65U can it get tomato firmware?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Manna420, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member


    Need to know if RT-N65U can have Tomato firmware installed on it. And please can someone explain me the concept of Simultanously dual band. In the aid it says that you can surf on internet on the 2,4 ghz while streaming videos, gaming on 5ghz. But i dont understand how this works, does it mean that if i use 1 computer to surf on internet, it will use the 2,4 but if i use the same computer to stream videos so it will automatically switch to 5ghz? Do i need a special Wlan adapter for that? I would appritiate the help thanks.
  2. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    no tomato for this router. Andy Padavan's firmware is an option though: https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/

    Simultaneous dual-band means that there are two radios active at the same time instead of one. It means nothing else.
  3. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member

    Oki, i will take a look on the firmware, Even though i was very satisfied with the tomato firmware on my previous router. I hope they come with a firmware for this router in future.

    In the stock firmware, i do have an option to tick which copy settings from 2'4 to 5ghz. It then broadcasts only 1 SSID. How do i know what GHz it is connected to when i am connected to that SSID. If i Choose not to tick that option then it broadcasts 2 different SSID. But i dont like it to show 2 SSID.
  4. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    Because those two SSIDs are on different frequencies, there are no interference problems. So having two SSIDs is perfectly fine.

    As for what client connects to 2.4 vs. 5 GHz, this should be observable through the router configuration page.

    Most devices that you connect will do 2.4 GHz only as it's cheaper and backwards compatible.
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