Tomato Toastman's Releases

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Toastman, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Holy_Hunter

    Holy_Hunter Networkin' Nut Member

    @Xrupter, Merlins firmware sounds good but i do need vlan support and afaik there is no gui vlan support with merlin.
    Will look into DD-WRT but im very sad to leave tomato behind :(

    edit: my friend told me to buy a Netgear R7800 and switch to Lede/openwrt, but it doesnt look easy to set up everything at Lede.
  2. Xruptor

    Xruptor Serious Server Member

    I've looked at LEDE and everything I've read on it and looked into (screenshots, demo's etc...) it just seems WAY too overly complicated. I prefer the DD-WRT, Tomato, Merlin setups. Yes LEDE may be up to date and such but it still requires too much hands on. That's my personal opinion btw. I'm going to miss Tomato :(

    I also did look at the Netgear R7800. After looking at the reviews and reading about it, I don't think I'll be switching to it anytime soon. The RT-AC86U is somewhat near the R7800 (it isn't an exact comparison but it's close enough) and isn't as expensive. If you take the time to read the articles in SmallNetBuilder you'll see what I mean. The writer of those articles does a great job! Not to mention I've asked around and generally speaking people tell me to look into the direction of RT-AC86U as the next RT-AC68U apparently. My buddy uses NetGear R7000P and I can tell you they are great products. I was actually looking at both companies, for now I think I'll stick with ASUS. I've grown fond of Merlin's builds :) This is all my opinion of course, others will have different experiences.

    BTW doesn't seem VLAN is that difficult to setup on Merlin. Once you get everything setup in a script, you should be good to go. It's no GUI but there are several guides and links I found doing a casual search. I'm sure there are more out there.

    If you are using DD-WRT here is one as well
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
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  3. darksky

    darksky Addicted to LI Member

    Ever since the announcement that toastman was likely not developing any the news of KRACK, I switched to LEDE (R7800) and DD-WRT (R7000 and RT-N66U) and have been happy with both.
    • LEDE is very simple and elegant in my opinion, just different.
    • DD-WRT is also very simple to use.
    • Both have active development and good forums.
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  4. Xruptor

    Xruptor Serious Server Member

    Hmm I suppose I could slap LEDE on a spare router I have. Wouldn't hurt to at least try it for fun. :)
  5. Kobalt

    Kobalt Networkin' Nut Member

    Looking at it says
    So, you don't use wireless?
  6. darksky

    darksky Addicted to LI Member

  7. Bunsen

    Bunsen Reformed Router Member

    I have been using DD-wrt for a long time, but now looking for some additional features that are not included [like ipset / multiple VPN client connections through the GUI]. After seeing the security issues in dnsmasq pre 2.78, I've been looking for a tomato version that has it updated already. [I believe only beta versions of kille72 have it so far, please correct me if I'm wrong] I don't see any update from Shibby since May, is Shibby also stopped developing? If so, I missed that news - and I hope its not the case.
  8. Kobalt

    Kobalt Networkin' Nut Member

    D'oh. Sorry, totally misread that.
  9. darksky

    darksky Addicted to LI Member

    @Bunsen - Not sure about multiple VPN client connections (do you mean you want to use several VPNs and associate them with their own SIDD)? I can tell you that the recent Kong release, 33770M includes dnsmasq 2.78.

    I believe tomato USB has a centralized git repo that any active developer is using. Am I correct? One would think any commits from shibby or anyone would be publicly view-able.
  10. Testing

    Testing Connected Client Member

    I test all third party firmwares and I like Tomato, LEDE (SQM QoS) and Asuswrt-Merlin.

    The Best Wireless AC and Wired Routers
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
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  11. Wolfgan

    Wolfgan Networkin' Nut Member

    Yep, same here. Tomato user from long ago, always thankful of all the hard work from devs. Originally adopting Tomato and then Polarcloud TomatoUSB mods, then development work stopped so I jumped to Shibby, then multiWAN focus came in so I moved to Toastman, and I now trying to find an active Tomato project still supporting MIPS based devices...
  12. Magister

    Magister LI Guru Member

    Ah damn I hope Toastman is ok...

    I am using TomatoUSB since 2010, the original one then moved to Toastman for the last 7 years. I'll try kille72 build now, thanks people for continuing the development!
  13. though

    though Network Guru Member

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  14. Anil Garg

    Anil Garg New Member Member

    Folks: I have wndr4500v2 which has a dd-wrt vertion that is unstable. I found shibby and other with dot chk file but for that I first need to switch to stock netgear. Unfortunately the box I have wont go into tftp and hence I am stuck. I have tried using tftp2.exe and linux boxes an everything but just cant get tftp to work.

    I understand if I can find a trx firmware, it can directly be flashed into wndr4500v2. Please guide me where I can find this firmware and how I can remedy my instability on dd-wrt on wndr4500v2.
    Much appreciate.
  15. Twincam

    Twincam Networkin' Nut Member


    I don't know whether either ARM or MIPS versions of FreshTomato would apply to your router, but one of them may do. Certainly, these are the most active and current versions of "Tomato" today. I use ARM 2018.4 on my own router and it is very stable. I hope that helps.
  16. Anil Garg

    Anil Garg New Member Member

    It is a MIPS 74K on wndr4500v2. Is it in trx format to load? Much appreciate your response.
  17. Twincam

    Twincam Networkin' Nut Member

    If you click-on the MIPS link, you will see that your specific router model is supported and, I would guess, that the download [available from there] would be in trx format after it is extracted from the zip.
  18. Anil Garg

    Anil Garg New Member Member

    I checked. It only has chk and not trx. And since I am on DDWRT already, I will need a TRX file. My router does mot have a functioning tftp,,k
  19. Twincam

    Twincam Networkin' Nut Member


    I don't know whether you have seen this page but it is worth checking. It suggests that it might be possible to flash a chk file [rather than a bin] via the WebUI - see the "DD-WRT Upgrade" section. Specifically, it states that "(.chk is not necessary)" but does not say that a chk file is not viable; in other words it hints [to me at least] that it might be possible. Good luck!

    Edit: This page shows that there are a few Users who have successfully deployed different "Tomato" versions on your router model [currently only 2 "FreshTomato" deployments]. Click-on the "Tomato MOD" header to sort by version/type.

    This LinkSysInfo search [only possible when logged-in?] might also help. I have not investigated it as I don't have that router model.

    I would open a new thread on LinkSysInfo to seek further help or to explain to others how you [hopefully!] successfully achieved the migration.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  20. filipedonato

    filipedonato Connected Client Member

    Hello, how are you? Could you try to build a Tomato Toastman's version for the BELKIN N600 V3 router model F9K1102?
    The MIPS version works fine in version 1 of this model. In version 3 is having random restarts, it has been more than a year living with random reboots.
  21. Magister

    Magister LI Guru Member

    Toastman is not updated for years now, try FreshTomato
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