Tomato + WL500gPV2 = ROCKS

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Mastec, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I had a hell of a time getting Tomato onto the Asus with my Vista desktop, nothing I did worked. Thought I bricked it a couple times. So I dusted off my wifes old XP laptop and first try.... WALLAH!!! Awesome router, and the memory... OMG!!! :biggrin:
  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    LOL I know, my dictionary popped up when I typed that. I was just being a redneck. (Which I'm not) Thanks for noticing.:tongue:
  4. vanhh

    vanhh Network Guru Member


    How's much better comparing to WRT54Gv3? Also how's easy the setup? I'm thinking about upgrade my router and I'm using WRT54Gv3 right now.

  5. eRd12

    eRd12 LI Guru Member

    And are you using stock firmware? Tomato doesn't have USB support unfortunately.
  6. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member


    My Epson CX8400 isn't a supported printer for the WL500gPV2 so the USB doesn't matter to me. No need for it so I upgraded to Tomato. I'm not out anything


    Maybe just me but it seems Tomato runs faster on the Asus. It has 32mb of memory to play with. Pages seem to load quicker, Tomato and web. In all it's just snappier, IMHO.

    The firmware would not load using Vista at all so I used my wifes XP laptop and what I did was...

    • On the XP machine
    • Clicked Start -> RUN typed in "cmd" clicked OK
    • In the dos box prompt I changed directories where the .trx file was located (unpacked)
    • At the prompt I typed "tftp -i put tomato-ND.trx" but didn't press enter just yet.
    • Set my Ethernet card's settings to:
    • IP:
    • Mask:
    • Gateway:
    • Unplugged the router's power cable.
    • Re-plug the router's power cable.
    • Then on the XP machine I pressed enter
    • 2 seconds later it was flashed.
    • waited a few minutes, unplugged the router, plugged back in and Tomato was up and running.
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