Tomato 1.8 on a wrt54gv5?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by NoSmokingBandit, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. NoSmokingBandit

    NoSmokingBandit Addicted to LI Member

    After a little bit of work, i have DD-Wrt running on my wrt54gv5. The Tomato site says that it cant run on a v5, but i was wondering if that is just because the router doesnt allow 3rd party firmware unless you hack it a bit, or if it completely bricks v5's?
    I would like to install it over dd-wrt v23SP2 because i've had a few headaches with it and i hear tomato is much better, but i'd rather not take the chance and have to go buy my family a new router.
  2. rickh57

    rickh57 Network Guru Member

    That router doesn't have enough memory for Tomato. I had a WRT54G version 6 with dd-wrt (micro version), but it didn't do everything that I needed, so I bought a 2.2 version of the WRT54G at a second hand store for $30 and installed Tomato on it. With the built in bandwidth/QoS/Syslog, in addition to installing SNMPD, it is working fine. I have the dd-wrt router saved for a backup.
  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Correction, the v5+ routers don't have enough flash space - Tomato is just short of 3MB, and a v5 only has 2MB flash. The memory is OKish.

    I've seen threads talking of "Tomato micro", but that is just dream so far AFAIK.
  4. NoSmokingBandit

    NoSmokingBandit Addicted to LI Member

    Thats a shame...
    Any suggestions for an alternative firmware that doesnt hate torrents like dd-wrt does?
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