Tomato flash for Asus RT-N16

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Danielink, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Danielink

    Danielink LI Guru Member

    I retired my Linksys WRT54GL (flashed with Tomato 1.16) and replaced it with a Trendnet TEW-639gr. The Trendnet has very limited QoS options, and doesn't support any open source firmware, so now I want to replace it with a router that will allow me to flash with Tomato. I'm seriously considering the Asus RT-N16, which includes two USB ports. I had no problem flashing my WRT54GL, but have some questions about flashing this Asus router: (1) Would I first have to flash it to a version of DD-WRT and then flash to Tomato 1.28? (2) With the USB ports, would I have to get it on Tomato 1.28 and then flash it to TomatoUSB, or would the USB ports be fully functional on 1.28 without the additional upgrade to TomatoUSB? :help: Thanks for your input.
  2. damwill

    damwill Network Guru Member

  3. Danielink

    Danielink LI Guru Member

    Thanks, damwill. Based on the router reviews I have read, it looked like a toss-up between the Asus RT-N16 and the Netgear WNR3500L. I am leaning heavily toward the Asus because it has antennae (which could be replaced if needed) and it just looks like it's more configurable. I just wanted to make sure the router's USB ports would be useable, and if I understand correctly, TomatoUSB will ensure that.
  4. fubdap

    fubdap LI Guru Member

    I know there is another version by Victek. I just don't know the difference between them. I bet someone here will be able to tell.

  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  6. Danielink

    Danielink LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like the Asus router is a better choice than the Netgear ... may have to tell my wife that's what I want for Christmas! Anyway, it sounds like I can upgrade the firmware directly to TomatoUSB, which is needed in order to be able to use the two USB ports on the RT-N16 (?).
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