Tomato Wishlist

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by qarews, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    Actually a good idea, but implementation isn't so easy... Rules have to be processed quickly, and as such, you can't resolve a name when testing incoming packets... How often would the router have to look up the IP address and update the tables? every 15 minutes? Every hour? I guess it could be programmable.

    Could be a useful feature, and could definitely be done... But not so easy to implement.... I would probably use it too, if it existed. (And I doubt it exists in any other consumer firmware.)

    - Mike
  2. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the DDNS service itself + the other user be responsible for updating his DDNS to the new IP address? fastpakr's router wouldn't have to worry about this in this instance.
  3. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    No. Follow this hypothetical situation...

    You put a port forwarding rule in place to forward a port to one of your PC's only when it comes from your friends PC.. So, today, your friends IP is You put a forwarding rule in place to forward port 80 from to All works fine. Now, your friends IP address changes, and now it's Your forwarding rule still says, and your friend no longer has access. (And whoever DOES have does have access.) Your friend updated his DDNS provider, and his Named IP address now points to, but your firewall rules are still wrong, and will be until he calls you and says he no longer has access, and you update the rules.

    So the proposal is to allow you to put into the port forwarding rule, and have the router lookup every x hours and update the rule when the returned IP address changes.

    So, within a few hours of your friend reporting his new IP address to his DDNS provider, your router picks up the new ip address and updates the firewall rules.

    Got it?

    - Mike
  4. jockel

    jockel LI Guru Member

    VPN / PPTP Server

    knowing this has been mentioned before, just trying to second the requests alike:
    Yes, I would like to see a PPTP/VPN server in Tomato too. Actually this is all
    I miss here. I definitely agree with all posters that do not like to see Tomato
    bloated, but I think this featue comes very close to essential for everyday use.

    In case a voice is needed for this one, Vlan / W-Vlan would be nice and
    a usefull add-on to me. But I can easily work around that. My real wish
    is definitely a PPTP-Server.

    Best regards
  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    There is a VPN flavour you could try... Tomato with VPN
  6. jockel

    jockel LI Guru Member

    Certainly I know that, I usually read ( at least I try) before I write :wink:
    But I am definitely not the crack to fiddle around like it is required to use the
    flavour and my wish is about a built in feature, as easy to use and configure as
    the PPTP server I saw in in dd-wrt.

    Get me right please, I absolutely appreciate the work of you guys, that
    create such modifications and realy fiddle Tomato to test, bugfix and improve!
    But I am trying to argue towards a standard tomato that fits everyday
    requirements. Even without, Tomato is closer to that, then any other
    software I tried before :thumbup:

  7. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    Exactly, it would have to look up the name every x number of minutes and update the iptables entry appropriately. Not sure, the implementation is way over my head. I just come up with the ideas. :)
  8. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    Tomato Wishlist II

    Tomato is really an excellent firmware.

    I help my clients with all sorts of consumer-class wireless routers (mostly Linux boxen like WRT54G etc.) and I have found Tomato to be stable and reliable. :thumbups:

    But... here are two wishes for even more progress! :agree:

    1. If Tomato detects that it is installed on Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, to not only default tx power to 10mW (which it does now), but also to set the MAXIMUM VALUE to something like 25 (because more than that, it seems the signal is not much better, and the radio may have a very reduced lifespan).

    I am sure there might be different views what the MAX should be, but can the max be changed from the now very extreme 251? My concern is that some of (my clients') end-users may "just try something higher" and fry the WHR-HP-G54router, no matter how many times they are told not to. This is something that newbies can inadvertently do and wouldn't the damage be permanent if say 251 is applied even for a little time?

    2. A Tomato "micro" version (below 1.7 MB) for those poor WRT54G v5,6 users out there. I feel that, if necessary to fit into the space, even the AJAX features should be sacrificed for the sake of actually using the stable Tomato.
  9. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    why dont reply in wishlist nr.1 ?

    So i merge and close !

  10. BHTeam

    BHTeam Network Guru Member

    First of all =-> Tomato ROCKS :D

    There is a feature in DD WRT and OpenWRT that will be cool to have in Tomato.
    The Proxy server.
    So computers from some totally different network can connect to the router
    and use his WAN IP.
    Example: LAN with Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 in Bulgaria. Computer in Sweden.
    The computer from Sweden connects to the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 proxy server through Internet and gets a Bulgarian IP.
    I will have to use such connection in December and it will be great if this
    feature can be included in Tomato. Because running a 24/7 PC with CCProxy
    is not an option for me. I heart that there is an Proxy server package for
    DD WRT and OpenWRT but still haven't check it out.
  11. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    I strongly object to this suggestion. I am running a unit at 32 mW setting which is stronger than the 26 mW setting. I like the freedom to choose what I want to do with my radio. That is why I use Tomato in the first place. If I want to jack the power up and fry my radio, I enjoy having the option. A warning at a certain level would be more than sufficient like the firmware does for other models when you exceed 84 mW.
  12. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    Def Kief:

    Thanks for merging.


    If you say 32 mW setting on Tomato/WHR-HP-G54 works for you, then perhaps the proposed limit can be set to 35. I mentioned 25 only as a rough figure because I have not gone above that myself. Your experience in this area counts more than mine.

    251 is way too extreme setting on a Tomato/WHR-HP-G54. (Users of DD-WRT/WHR-HP-G54 may have different experience because of the way the tx power works in that firmware.)

    I understand that you like to tweak. I do too. I have fried stuff and then shrug my shoulders and move on. It's adventure.

    But for regular users (or their kids) if they change a setting and the radio instantly fries, they'd be upset that that "broken" feature was accessible in the first place. Since we all know that there is some limit (perhaps 35) my suggestion is to implement it into the Tomato firmware in the first place.

    IMHO the author can set a "soft" limit (whatever safe uppermost figure we decide on based on users' experience) coded to the admin's GUI, while still allowing the full range of values for uber-tweakers through changing the nvram variables by telnet / scripts.

    At the very least, there should be a NOTE OF CAUTION on the admin webpage about going above 25 (or whatever figure).
  13. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    The last thing I want to do is start jacking around with Linux commands and scripts when the GUI is in perfect working condition.
  14. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    You are of course free to object, Geetek.

    But please stick your rude, personal comments elsewhere. My suggestion does not deserve the "politeness" you are giving it.

    And learn to spell rite.

    I dunno about "idiot-proofing" and lack of "self-control", but this thread might prove illuminating:
  15. Thrasher

    Thrasher Network Guru Member

    1. Wait for the "How do I configure XXXXX" threads......or "Help I've borked my router"

    2 & 3 Perhaps you could be more constructive and correct what you see as errors then email the replacement GUI to Jon?

    4. What makes you think zip is the de facto compression format? 7z has far better compression and is supported freely on all major OS's. 21st Century dude....keep up :p
  16. ziddey

    ziddey Network Guru Member

    I wouldn't necessarily say to put a limit, but as long as the default value is set to something rational and there is a warning or something, that'd be fine. I definitely agree that allowing up to 251 is fine. The user should be aware before fiddling anyway.

    But that said, I noticed with my g54s that it says default is 42. Is this actually the default for the buffalo g54s? I notice that dd says default is 28. I've run my g54s at 63 for about half a year, and it seems that recently my signal has been absolutely horrid. Degradation or something else, who knows..

    That said, I don't own the hp model. just curious if default is set to 10 as people say is the nominal value, or if it's also 42. If it is 42, then having it default to 10 would probably be a good suggestion.
  17. BHTeam

    BHTeam Network Guru Member

    I have a WHR-HP-G54. And i am using it with 250mW from day one. And yes i
    know it's illegal to be over 100mW in my country.
    The walls where i live are from 20cm (4.72inch) of concrete with structure steel inside.
    So the the only way to get a strong signal everywhere is to use 250mW.
    I strongly disagree to limit Tomato at 25, 35, 45, 65, or 100mW.
    And i don't want to type Linux commands for getting 250mW!
    Like GeeTek said put a password, or speak to your clients, not to go over 251mW.
    And something else. Did you ever tried to go over 251? Because the range that can be set on tomato is 10 to 251. Witch means that 252 is not a correct value
    for that table and the firmware will not accepted it.
  18. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member


    If guillaumy is so worried about not being able to correctly set up his router then he needs to hire some tech support.

    In my desire to help the situation, send Jon a money order for EU$50, post your IP, set your root password to root and open up ports 22, 80, 5800 and 5900 on your router.

    Tech support will be forthcomming asap.
  19. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member


    Quite obviously you're the one trolling here.

    If you care to read my posts without jumping to conclusions you will see that I have no problems setting up my routers.

    That's if you actually want to be civil.


    Can you share with us how long you have been using Tomato on WHR-HP-G54 at 250 mW power setting? Any special mods, e.g. cooling?

    Frankly I would not have guessed it would be possible to run it at 250 for long (from some of the stuff I read in other posts). Very interesting!
  20. BHTeam

    BHTeam Network Guru Member

    Got my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 since 29th of June 2007.
    Put Tomato 1.07 the same day. And from then i am on 250mW.
    No mods, no extra cooling. Just plug it, flash it, and set it to 250mW
    at the Advanced->Wireless page.
    I don't know how to prove it. Is there some Verification tool like CPU-Z for routers? Or to telnet it and seen some statistics?
    Since 29.06.2007 i have restarted the router only 4 or 5 times. And it was for setting up my new ISP PPPoE connection. Or because of power outage.
    Like i said no extra cooling. It does not get too warm. Same like my old Canyon 5 port switch.
    I am using the wireless connection with two laptops (Dell,HP). And they are doing 2MB/s (Torrents rule!) upload speed almost every night.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  21. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    Wow that is interesting. Perhaps what we are seeing is some internal hardware difference due to PCB version / regional customization?

    This is powerful stuff. Enough to fuel a whole new thread (this is after all a "wishlist" thread).
  22. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Since this is a Tomato forum, I failed to mention that the frying occurred with DD-WRT V23 SP1, and it will fry them if you set it too high. The 2 firmwares are very different under the hood. Telnet into Tomato and type "wl curpower" and then telnet dd-wrt SP1 and type "NVRAM get txpwr". They are not designed the same way. Tomato has the proper correlation between power settings and dB levels and seems to adjust with a more linear scale. I would not have guessed that Tomato could run safely at 250 mW, but as you can see by a recent post, it does.
  23. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member


    A quote from a poster under the thread: "Signal lower after Tomato Install - Help":

    I suppose in your wisdom that nugget of information (and your personal attacks at me in your posts #111, #113, #122) is supposed to cast light on this forum and redeem some respect for youself.

    I am sorry I read your post at face value and accepted it as truth.


    Actually I would encourage you to start a thread with your findings. I am particularly surprised that your unit does not run very warm. My units do get a little warm even on 25 mW. Others have maxed out their txpwr on dd-wrt but yours is the first report I've heard that it can be done on Tomato.

    Sorry for the "off-topics"! I hope this wishlist thread can get back on topic!
  24. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    I gave that advice based on my best understanding at the time. It is only recently that I started experimenting with higher power settings in Tomato, and I love having the option to do so easily.
  25. BHTeam

    BHTeam Network Guru Member

    Come on you two. Stop it already! Everyone wants what they need.
    End of story. Finale decision will be made from the person that develops
    Tomato. You are spamming the Thread.
    And some finale spam from me :biggrin:


    "Speeeeeed, give me what i need" :biggrin:
  26. ziddey

    ziddey Network Guru Member

    nice results! I wish I could get that. You try clicking the noise button to see how much noise you have? maybe it's way stronger than you need, and it's actually detrimental?
  27. BHTeam

    BHTeam Network Guru Member

    Witch noise button?
  28. ziddey

    ziddey Network Guru Member

    if you goto the device list, you can click measure to calculate the noise floor
  29. nierealny

    nierealny LI Guru Member


    i need this full download and upload controll for Ethernet Port
  30. BHTeam

    BHTeam Network Guru Member

    With 250mW it is -81 dBm.
    With 50mW it is -78 dBm.
    Witch is better? I think -78 dBm.
  31. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    -81 dBm is a better noise floor (i.e. less noise)

    BHTeam, please understand that what you are reporting is important, but it's buried in very off-topic fashion in this "wishlist" thread.

    I would encourage you to start a new thread to benefit the users of this forum!
  32. TheCleanerLeon

    TheCleanerLeon LI Guru Member

    Limit number of connections per mac address, or is this already possible with QoS. I dont have access to the housemates computer whose suckin up all the damn bandwidth with his torrents.

    But yes, KEEP tomato light and fast. I love it like it is to be honest, best one i've tried
  33. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you can give Script generator a try !
    Also you should read this part of the FAQ

  34. HarshReality

    HarshReality Network Guru Member

    I know there have been a number or req all of which cant obviously be met and most of which would turn this project into another DDWRT. I would however suggest a comfortable medium. Dont add the dribble from the other projects except for one item.. add SD support. In this way the majority can add scripts and what not till their heart is content. Aside of that I would suggest stripping it down to the wires, loose the BW monitor along with some of the other minor tools and get the thing going on the newer rev WRT54 routers (4,5,6,7 & 8). Then your getting out to a larger crowd and at the same time promoting more direct user development by opening the door for personal touches as wll as getting broader coverage

    I am aware of the current attempt at clipping for a v5+ use but it seems ther are 2 ways to go about it.. there is what one would like to do and what one could do. Perhaps the could do aspect is being overlooked... at the momment I use T not because of the simplicity of the GUI or he BW monitor or even the little tools section. I use it for one reason and one only, Ive tried OEM firmware and 3rd party and the one reason a wireless router is bought is its wireless connection and T is the only one that doesnt fail me. Clip the thing down to that and see how large a file you have.... then work on prioritising additions. ;)
  35. jockel

    jockel LI Guru Member

    No, I don´t think so! The majority of Tomato users will not be able to to apply
    add-ons this way, as they know nothing about this OS. Secondly, adding
    whatever features by oneself, everybody doing this its own more or less
    professional way, will turn Tomato exactly into that, what nobody needs.
    Unstable and hard to support, due to the very modification. Not only as
    far as it comes to these personally added features but probably affecting the
    entire firmware installation. I vote for moderate add ons and the developer
    having a close look to what features are of everyday use for the majority.
  36. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Jockel I think the modifications HarshReality is talking about are done by individuals modifying their own copy of Tomato, not the main official Tomato that we all download at PolarCloud. There are a lot of code monkeys around that can make Tomato do neat tricks. They are making their own flavors of Tomato and helping other people with their own Tomatoes by sharing their skills.
  37. HarshReality

    HarshReality Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your understanding of my statement
  38. nierealny

    nierealny LI Guru Member

    when new tomato? 1.08
  39. BBVA

    BBVA LI Guru Member

    why new?

    something wrong with your 1.07 version ? :D

    nah... 1.07 is new.. it will take some time till 1.08 will been dropped

    i dont have an special happy till now :D
  40. My Wish List

    If I start simple
    the usage graph for a 24 hour period currently can show ranges 4 hours 6 12 and 24 hours I need an 8 hour period.

    My ISP has placed a download restriction at peak times 4pm to 12 midnight for a 20 meg account this is 3 gig. Exceed this figure and net speeds are throttled back for 4 hours worst of all is exceeding this figure at 11:59 would mean slow speeds till 3:59am. For lower speed packages the download limit is lower but similar penaltys apply. Only at the router can i find a good figure.
    if the time period could be user configurable that would be even better.

    Obviously i appreciate that keeping my peaks at offpeak times makes sense I wouldn't want to have to pay even more :)

    My 2nd wish would be to be able to do my own throttling automatically.
    ideally user settings would be time from and too, maximum download (or combined up& down) a minimum qos for the time period. say i want to be able to average a minimum of say 50kB/s over the eight hour period i think that equates to roughly 1.5 GB leaving 1.5 GB in the tank so for the first hour i d/load say 90MB leaving me 90MB roughly unused (in total my tank holds 1.59 GB in the second hour i use 1.59GB + 180MB assigned for the hour now the router kicks in refusing to send requests other than on say port 80 and other low traffic ports. or some other method perhaps. This would throttle back usage enough so the ISP penalty wouldn't kick in. Running at modest transfers it should then be possible to go full speed again till theres no spare again and the router throttles traffic again. Come midnight access restrictions are lifted and everything can be fast again. Provided the minimum limits are not reached nothing needs to be restricted and everything is fast.

    If this could be a general module it could be applied to individual connections or wifi only.

    The ability to restrict say public access to say 2 or 30 Mb a day so your neighbor can access his email, he can't download massive iso's without at least asking you first.

    but i'll settle for an 8 hour time period so it is easy to see if i'm about to get throttled :)
  41. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I think you can use access restrictions combined with some iptables/script rules to accomplish that.
  42. asparagui

    asparagui Network Guru Member

    the only thing i've added to the stock firmware is adblocking for all my machines...would be nice to have a button maybe to enable the pgl blocklist for less technically-inclined users.
  43. SMFTKO

    SMFTKO Network Guru Member

    I'm still wishing Tomato had support for IPv6. Perhaps the best way to keep Tomato lean but give it some added flexibility would be a package system.

    And yes I know that I could use openwrt but I like gui's so that's not really an option for me....

  44. lazx888

    lazx888 Network Guru Member

  45. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    My wish is for a WOL conformation screen.
    I.E., with Thibor, a temporary screen came up and said something like, "A WOL command has been sent".
    I realize it doesn't "do" anything, it's just nice to know your mouse button worked.

    Thanks for the great work!
  46. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

  47. likuidkewl

    likuidkewl Network Guru Member

    Another vote for Denyhosts
    Thanks for all the work.
  48. rogga

    rogga LI Guru Member

    Restricted time access too Internet

    Its a greate function, "Access Restriction" there I can block access between one hour too an another for certain IP-adressen our MAC-adresses. Often its used too block access for family children så they can do their homeworks and so on.

    Now too the point. I would instead of specified between hours also have a function thak can give a certain IP-adress or MAC X-hours a day. Ex. have 3 hours access "All day" too Internet all hours are block.

    Is this something you can doo i an coming release?:confused:

    I run Tomato version 1.11 (I will change my signature"
  49. kripz

    kripz LI Guru Member

    - Reconnect button next to disconnect/connect button
    - Hide router connections in QoS (was it removed in 1.11.1217?)
    - Nameable classes instead of Class A..E
  50. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    I’d like it if Bonjour were able to register with Tomato’s DNS service.

    I’ve lots of devices using Bonjour / Rendezvous / ZeroConf, both locally and wide-area. Explicit support for this technology would be quite helpful.
  51. ng12345

    ng12345 LI Guru Member

    How about whitelisting in access restrictions (thus allowing computers to only access the listed sites)
  52. QSxx

    QSxx Network Guru Member

    and how about possiblity to specify two or more accounts for pppo* access, then choose which to use from drop down list or even use cisco button to toggle between them (with associating white or amber color to any of them)

  53. ytyang

    ytyang Network Guru Member

    Asus wl-500w support.

    I am currently having 2 wrt54g running tomato and quite happy
    with them. Perhaps the only complaint is the wireless speed between
    the two wrt54g (one running as WET) is limited by 802.11g.

    Would like to upgrade to 802.11n speed.
  54. najevi

    najevi LI Guru Member

    Wishlist for Tomato

    In no particular order:

    1. Saved history of WAN port usage by the hour - tabular (just like the daily history) and for the past 31 days month.
    2. Ability to log the addressed domain server and cumulative total of requests to that domain.
    3. As above but with both IP address AND domain name expansion.
    4. As for last two items but categorized by IP/name of LAN-side client making the request.
    5. Documentation for the tomato_rstats_MAC file format.
    6. Ability to specify a separate vlan2 (e.g that only has the VOIP ATA device) and to log intraday and daily BW data for this interface.

    That is all that comes to mind for now.
  55. Slavedriver

    Slavedriver LI Guru Member

    1. Ability to have both human-comprehendable and geek-comprehendable names for br0, eth0, vlan0 etc. While being a programmer myself I can't for the love of God remember which is which :)
    2. Little "?" near each control which will link to appropriate WikiBooks entry seeing as there's not built-in help.
    3. Ability to see amount of traffic by type (http, ftp, torrent, yada-yada) without usage of QoS (I don't know if it is possible with QoS now). That is if it is not somehow magically possible to see the amount of traffic generated per application (which I guess is not seeing that Tomato doesn't know which apps are running on the client machine)
    4. Ability to log to cifs
    5. Ability to back up bandwith history to FTP w\o the usage of any external scripts
    6. Ability to specify custom scheduled jobs through job scheduler (through GUI that is)
  56. Larix

    Larix LI Guru Member

    More messages from pppoe. I want see why the connection is broken and or if the password is wrong. Something like that as possible. :)
  57. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Log wireless associations.
  58. lorenbmcp

    lorenbmcp Guest

    I second this request

    Instead of "allow all except ... " approach to Access Restriction, it would be nice to have the option of "deny all except ..."

    Love the firmware. Tomato is the best and I have used (tried) them all.
  59. francesco_r

    francesco_r Network Guru Member

    QOS and tagged packet (TOS/DSCP)

    Tomato works perfectly for VOIP. Would be nice to set the classification of a particular rule based on TOS or DSCP bits. For example when there are many Voip device it's more simply to set a rule with DSCP 46 on highest priority (like may enterprise routers do) that set dozen of particular custom rules based on IP or MAC or UDP.
    Thank you.
  60. starbiker99

    starbiker99 Network Guru Member

    Multiple SSID's for me.
  61. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    Support for Wide Area Bonjour

    Making Zeroconf / Rendezvous / Bonjour more useful locally and across the ‘net.

    A good overview
  62. heinz.neumann

    heinz.neumann LI Guru Member

    I fully agree, this would rock :biggrin:!
  63. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Is it possible to get WPA2 working in the Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode in future versions?
  64. jbaker6953

    jbaker6953 LI Guru Member

    You can view any arbitrary number of hours between 1 and 24 (even fractional). Just load up the "Last 24 Hours" page and then put this in the URL bar and press ENTER:


    Where x is a number between 0.1 and 24.
  65. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    Here's a few ideas based on what can be achieved with the tools that are already on board:

    VLAN management. All it takes is access to the vlanXports variables. To make things even easier for the user, I'd suggest an additional "use wan port as 5th lan port" and "span wan to lan port X" functionality.
    Multiple Subnets: If we're going by router on a stick, we'd be talking about adding aliases to br0, in conjunction with VLANs each VLAN could have its own subnet including DHCP if required (all it takes are 2-4 lines of dnsmasq code and a restart of the dhcp daemon).
    Bridge management: A few brctl lines during startup would take care of that.

    GUI based firewall builder (I know there are external ones but they usually don't go both ways (you create a script, import it and that's that.. there's no way to make modifications on the router and load those back to the fw builder) plus doing things right on the device where it's supposed to run would really speed things up). Once again, it's only about iptables, so no additional tools/packages.

    With the subnets in place, there are a bunch of subnet specific things to be done per subnet: dhcp, firwall, qos (automating tc as it's already done for vlan1)

    And for the QoS, some additional options (stuff that has been asked a bunch of times) like per host limitations (e.g. total downstream/upstream, total number of connections).

    Last but not least: multihoming. Once again the tools are onboard but the task of setting things up manually is daunting.

    I realize that this would turn any supported hardware into something that rivals rather expensive business routers, and that you can achieve all those things with manual tinkering, but mastering some of the involved techniques takes so much time that it's often more effective to just drop a few hundred bucks and get a router that may not be capable of certain features, but has a GUI for everything it can do.
  66. rdconsult

    rdconsult LI Guru Member

    I seconded / vote for the wish!!!

    My router firmware "Speedport W 701V" offers following Security / encoding modes

    1. off
    2. WEP
    3. WAP2 with PSK
    4. WPA/WPA2 with PSK
    5. WPA with PSK

    Alternative 1 and 2 are out!

    The Tomato Bridge does onyl connect with/to option 5
    with Securtiy: "WPA Personal" and encryption "TKIP"

    No connection with Router mode WPA2 with PSK or WPA/WPA2 with PSK!

    I like to improve the security and use WPA2 with AES.

    Currently tomato does not offer this mode in Bridge Mode :-(

    kind regards

  67. mrdude

    mrdude Network Guru Member

    I'd like to be able to run kaid on tomato but it doesn't work - I just get errors while trying to start via telnet - but doing the same thing on dd-wrt kaid works fine.
  68. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    This wish is my wish.
  69. wahur1

    wahur1 LI Guru Member

    I would like see the bandwidth monitoring for each and every device which are connected to router.

    I don't want the real time graph but i want the monthly usage of each and every device...:smile:
  70. dakotageek

    dakotageek LI Guru Member

    I am new to Tomato, but I have use other firmwares in the past. I like the ability to log data to an external source as I don't want to have my router die prematurely. So, on my wish list would be to have the capability of using CIFS Client for logging things outside of just bandwidth.
  71. Tomato-Power

    Tomato-Power LI Guru Member

    Its my wish too. It would be very nice to have USB-support (and a nfs-server for access on the disk) for the Asus WL500gPremium.
  72. lordielordie

    lordielordie LI Guru Member

    click to add a MAC addy to static DHCP table

    or somehow make it easier to copy a mac address from the client list to the static DHCP table. maybe a tick box "Make static" or such..

    I have to make about 15 devices static and right now I need to copy the MAC addresses to the static DHCP table on eat the time.. a bit of a pain..
  73. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Static lease is already there... click on the IP, not the MAC.
  74. lordielordie

    lordielordie LI Guru Member

    oh.. the manual didn't mention this.. :)

  75. gatchel

    gatchel LI Guru Member

    SMTP email capability upon an IP address change or other trigger would be nice.
  76. lyme

    lyme LI Guru Member

  77. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    In QoS details, I'd like to see which rule is applied to classify a connection.
    For example, if I set a rule for L7 SIP (highest priority) and another highest priority rule, I'd like to see which rule set the connection to highest...
  78. ng12345

    ng12345 LI Guru Member

    second this
  79. tinfoil

    tinfoil LI Guru Member

  80. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    I know it when I see it ...

    Exactly what kind of magic box do folks think their router is?

    You don’t want it to go to porn sites, or only to kids sites, or not to productivity-decreasing websites, or wherever...

    What you want is called a “parentâ€, or a “supervisorâ€, or an “acceptable use policyâ€.


    Technology can’t replace human judgment (IMHO nor should it.)

    If you don’t want certain websites accessed then do three things:

    1. Make it clear what is acceptable and what is not
    2. Have an audit trail or oversight program
    3. Have (and apply!) consequences for misuse
    A little router box, or DNS filters, can’t magically intuit appropriate use by folks connecting through ‘em. Instead to prevent folks covertly (mis)using your systems make ‘em visible: Put the screens where everyone can casually see what is being browsed.

    Seriously, don’t want your kid/employee/customer on sites X, Y, or Z, then put ‘em out in the open!

    Put the PC in the kitchen with the screen up high & visible and the minute it’s not PBS “Kidzone†you’ll know.

    Put the PC workstation facing the cube door with a Supervisor assigned to make the rounds ’or else’ and suddenly the staff will be on only acme-widget.corp all day.

    But it seems every router project goes through this phase of “I want a box to read my mind and block folks from going to some nebulously defined list of ‘bad’ addresses†and frankly it’s a waste. That is a people problem and trying to foist it off on technology is a cop-out, and a notably ineffective one (‘cause it’s always more hassle & effort then dealing with the problem directly, effectively, and personally.)

    So if yer so determined please, look to the simple, if not so insidiously passive-aggressive solutions first. And if they really don’t work then cough up the cash and buy any one of the dozens of seriously flawed filtering systems.

    But please don’t try and turn Tomato into another wannabe Nannybox.
  81. bagu

    bagu Network Guru Member

    It's seem because YOU don't want or YOU don't need this feature YOU say nobody CAN say please, add this feature because WE think it will be good and easy for US.

    So many thanks to say us we don't need a feature nor can't ask to have it ;)
  82. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

  83. bagu

    bagu Network Guru Member

    I answer to

    But i don't know where the original post witch make this response is :S

    So if i'm wrong, i beg your pardon, but if the original post (deleted ?) witch ask for the choice between a whitelist and and blacklist in access restriction can be find by someone again, i think i'm in the right way. (or maybe i don't understand english i well as i want)


    PS : again, the treated mode don't attach my response to your message...Maybe a bug of quick response ?
  84. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    At the lower right corner of every post, there are three icons. If you mouse over them you should see tooltips, (Relpy with Quote), (Multi-Quote this message), and the last one (Quick reply to this message). This last one should pin the reply to the correct thread.

    Alternately, you could address the poster by name to disambiguate to whom the reply is intended.
  85. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    Not stopping anyone, just pointing out the flaws

    Bagu, I’m guessing that you’re attempting to reply to me. I’m the fella who thinks investing significant effort into reduplicating whitelists/blacklists is wasted.


    Because nobody can ever agree on what should be in those lists.

    “Kids material� I’d put some of the more conservative church websites on the black list, but whitelist all of the sites with real information on youth health & sexuality. But other parents might disagree.

    The same for “productivity sitesâ€. Heck, Blackberry now includes Facebook apps on their corporate phones because it is an important networking tool for many folks. To others it is anathema.

    Then there the whole maintenance issue.

    What about getting pages mailed to you? Going through the Google or Internet Archive cache? Oftentimes the whitelists/blacklists are trivially avoidable.

    So you’re creating large amounts of work classifying, making exceptions, etc. websites & services, in a defeatable way. All for what is really a very human-centric issue, that quite simply doesn’t lend itself well to automation.

    So I’m arguing against investing effort in such a fundamentally flawed “featureâ€.

    But note that arguing is all I’m doing.

    I’m not ‘in charge’, I’m not blocking anyone from spending their development time however or on whatever they so chose. I’m explicitly NOT saying nobody can request such a feature (and will be very offended if you repeat such a mischaracterization.)

    I’m just another Tomato (VPN mod) user expressing his opinion on features I’d like to see (Wide Area Bonjour, IPv6) and the ones I don’t see value in, the exact same as you are free (indeed welcome!) to do so.
  86. bagu

    bagu Network Guru Member

    First, thanks to LLigetfa...I don't see that fast reply don't auto reply to the last post.

    Second, i must apologize because i really dislike people who say, because i think a feature is not usefull, i must not be integrate. And this, just because i really think that we can't know the whole application to a feature.
    I don't say it's the best to block every http request in order to survey users, i say it might be usefull in rules that can be integrated.
    You think no, ok, i have no problem with that. But trust me when i say, we can't imagine the whole case where this feature can be used.
    For example, to be sure that some servers can't send http request while others can...There must be others examples, but my english is not good ^^
    And the last point, i think it may not be so difficult to do this feature because it's just a knowledge of iptable with user friendly access. I'm not as good as i want to be to do this feature, but if i could, i would realize it.

    PS : There is no aggressive word in my post, just a misknowledge of english :( So, don't be hurt by my words.
  87. Dragon2611

    Dragon2611 LI Guru Member

    Access restrictions able to set what to ALLOW rather than what to block.
  88. benny.shen

    benny.shen LI Guru Member

    FON support will be great
  89. geronimo

    geronimo Guest

    ...a package system which will let you add stuff you need,

    ...remote monitoring,

    support for nodogsplash or nocatsplash.
  90. kallsop

    kallsop LI Guru Member

    In the Status ... Overview screen, it would be nice if the SSID entry could say if the SSID is hidden or broadcast.

    Another request for multiple SSID's with different encryption and routing on each (e.g. to have a WPA WLAN for PC's and a WEP WLAN for Nintendo DS and guests that can access the WAN but not the LAN or WPA WLAN). It doesn't have to be built in to Tomato if it's possible to do with shell commands. It can be part of the FAQ. In general, I'd rather see Tomato stay mean and lean and where it makes sense to have more FAQ examples for advanced configurations. If all the requests in this thread are implemented, we have another dd-wrt bloatware that will never be reliable.
  91. valnar

    valnar Network Guru Member

    I'll send $$ for a PPTP Server.

  92. jockel

    jockel LI Guru Member

    I second that and promise the same....!
  93. mucker77

    mucker77 Addicted to LI Member

    Wish for support on the Asus WL-520GU.

    240 MHz Broadcom 5354 Rev.2
    16 MB ram
    4 MB flash
    USB port

    I can flash in the 1.19 NB file and the firmware appears to work correctly but I can't get access to the web, it just sits there forever saying renewing. No WAN at all. The nist time server can't be reached so the clock doesn't display on the router. I have tired about everything I know of (hard resets to clear nvram, etc.)

    I have tried various version of the NB since the router is similiar to the Buffalo WHR-G125 which I also have (and Tomato works great with it!)
  94. stud.beefpile

    stud.beefpile Addicted to LI Member

    This may seem to be the exact opposite (i.e. lean and mean) of how Jon's built Tomato, however, what I believe he's really done is combined several features that just work the way they're supposed to in an understandable and efficient way.

    I'd like to see the following features (which continues with the efficiency and common sense implementation that already exists). . .
    Enhanced functionality for the more capable supported devices (e.g. WL-500g(P,Pv2), WRTSL54GS, etc.) in the form of USB support for formatting (via GUI) and accessing external USB drives via either SAMBA/Bonjour(preferred) (and maybe a backup function, too?), print server, webcam surveillance/monitoring functions (via GUI) which will upload to a given FTP server or could be accessed directly from the router via your IP address. . .
  95. valnar

    valnar Network Guru Member

    I'm pretty sure my PPTP Server wish is a remote possibility. I wouldn't hold your breath on Tomato supporting other server functions.

  96. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    With regards to PPTP.. you might wanna get in touch with the guy who announced he got just that working in the vpn mod thread
  97. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    Internal & external info pages

    I’d appreciate having a simple web page available for folks who try connect to my router.

    Nothing fancy, just the ability to include some static material like how to contact me, what my router’s geo coordinates are, what frequency it is operating on (and what frequencies they should be using to avoid interference) etc.

    A similar page for internal folks would be nice too. Just a static page with contact information, possibly I’d put a list of useful information like various server names & addresses, links to resources, etc.

    As Bonjour auto-discovery is now more often installed on clients then not (comes with MacOS/iTunes/Safari/Adobe CS3/etc.) a ‘faked’ Bonjour entry linking to these two accessible web pages would make them trivially discoverable for those users.
  98. stud.beefpile

    stud.beefpile Addicted to LI Member

    802.11n via a USB stick w/ USB-capable routers

    How about adding the capability of using an 802.11n (either 2.4GHz or 5 GHz) USB stick in the available ports with say a WRTSL54GS or a WL-500g? Yeah, yeah, yeah. . .Longshot, I know. . .
  99. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    DMZ to MAC address please! :)

    I've got this feature on Thibor but I've since moved on to Tomato and am missing it...
  100. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    seems like Europe wants more IPv6 support.
    DD-WRT dropped the ball, will tomato support IPv6 ?
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