Using previous version conf file....

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by macster2075, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    Hi guys..
    I am using Shibby Tomato v132 for a very long time and it's working great.
    I see there is a new version, v140 that has been out for a while now.

    My question is, once I flash the updated version and clear NVRAM (do I even have to do this when updating?),...also can I restore the configuration settings from the older version 130?

    I have been searching for a while and the only thing I find is they do not recommend using the previous conf file if upgrading the firmware, but I have not found anything whether I can when "updating" my current firmware to a newer version.

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

    you must clear (you can not reverse the nvram), version 132 is the last version without a multiwan and then there are big changes.
    I generally recommend it freshtoamto because Shibby is resting from the project and his work is continued by the Freshtoamto group
    for arm
    https://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/fork-freshtomato-arm.74117/
    or for mips
    https://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/fork-freshtomato-mips.74145/

    it usually happens without cleaning the nvram you can 2, 3 versions back, unless the developer writes differently.

    Shibby, here at the transition to something higher than 132 ordered cleaning the nvram
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  3. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    so, you're saying I must clear the nvram, but once I do that...can I restore the settings using the conf file I have from v132?

    Also, I have an Asus RT-68P (which uses RT-68U version of Shibby) - Can I use freshtomato RT-68U as well?
     
  4. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

  5. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    I had found the file, I just wanted confirmation I could use it...
    but, what about the conf file... when you say "exactly" are you saying I can use the same conf file to restore my settings once I flash the newer version?
     
  6. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

    unfortunately in this case you have to enter from your finger, then from version to version you can from the configuration file unless the developer recommends otherwise
     
  7. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    oh that's what you meant when you typed "work the keyboard", lol
    I thought you were telling me to find the freshtomato file on my own (which I did).

    I was really hoping I didn't have to manually set all my settings all over again :(
    so, there's absolutely no way of doing this at all?

    I have so many settings and parental controls/restrictions and it takes a while every time i have to set those.
     
  8. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

    I remember that @Sean B. some script wrote,
    look on the forum
    but it's probably better to make settings once and well from the keyboard in my opinion,
     
  9. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    yeah.. will do!

    i have been researching freshtomato, but I also see Advanced tomato... is there a difference?...do you recommend one or the other?

    Advanced tomato seems to keep being updated as well.
     
  10. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

  11. ruggerof

    ruggerof Network Guru Member

    Just to make it clear.

    Do NOT restore your configuration. Set it up from scratch manually.
     
  12. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    Alright...
    i will restore from scratch.. I most likely be trying out the freshtomato firmware.. I've read that the latest Shibby v140 has wifi security bugs.

    One last question.. on my Asus RT-68P router.. I can just flash the new firmware from the tomato gui?
    or do I have to flash it using the Asus tool that I used to upgrade from stock to Tomato?
     
  13. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Networkin' Nut Member

    yes from the tomato gui
     
  14. macster2075

    macster2075 Reformed Router Member

    awesome, thank you!
     
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