What router do you use with Tomato ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by der_Kief, Jan 16, 2007.


What router do you use with Tomato ?

  1. Asus WL-500G Premium

    58 vote(s)
  2. Buffalo WHR-G54S

    74 vote(s)
  3. Buffalo WHR-HP-G54

    162 vote(s)
  4. Buffalo WHR-G125

    62 vote(s)
  5. Linksys WRT54G

    113 vote(s)
  6. Linksys WRT54GS

    139 vote(s)
  7. Linksys WRT54GL

    246 vote(s)
  8. Linksys WRTSL54GS

    15 vote(s)
  9. Motorola WR850G/GP

    4 vote(s)
  10. Netgear WGR614

    4 vote(s)
  11. Other (Please report)

    67 vote(s)
  1. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    see Signature
  2. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    i use it on two WRT54G routers.
  3. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    A WRT54GS v4 luckily found on sale last year at a store closing. Now running Tomato 1.02.
  4. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    WRT54GL v1.1 runs Tomato great. Also have a WRT54GS v4 with it loaded on.
  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I actually have two units, both running Tomato... as you will see in my signature
  6. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    WRT54GS v2.0
  7. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    i'm using a GL and i guess now that the G-line is perverted with revision 5 and 6, this is the way to go.
  8. Devileyezz

    Devileyezz LI Guru Member

  9. PRDR

    PRDR Network Guru Member

    One WRT54GS v4 unit, proudly running Tomato 1.02.
  10. Reiper

    Reiper LI Guru Member

  11. damko

    damko Network Guru Member

  12. rizsher

    rizsher Network Guru Member

    Working beautifully on Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 for the last 2 days... can't be 100% sure yet, but QoS seems to be ACTUALLY working, and working quite well, have had a few phone calls with Azareus running and the quality was good, before, I was using another 3rd party firmware with QoS, and with Azareus, it was impossible to have any conversation.... will monitor more and report back.
  13. lwf-

    lwf- Network Guru Member

    WRT54GS v1.1
  14. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    In all of the threads I read, I never see anybody else running a WRT54G v1.0.
    Am I the only one left?
  15. turbo53

    turbo53 Network Guru Member

  16. The_Unknown

    The_Unknown Network Guru Member

    WRT54GS v1.1
  17. hbkh

    hbkh LI Guru Member

    WRT54GL 1.1
    and a
    Buffalo WHR-G54S
  18. smapdi

    smapdi Network Guru Member

    WHR-G54S at home
    WRT54G V2.0 at work
    WRT54GSv4 at girlfriend's house.

    all running 1.02
  19. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    wrt54gl v1.1 here

    oh and wrt54g v1 is kinda a old model. so i expect most of em either died with age or were irreversibly bricked over their lifetime
  20. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    So far just trying it out on my WRT54G v2.
  21. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Using it here on my WRT54G v1.1 and WRT54G v4! Best firmware I've had yet on these workhorses!!

  22. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Two WRT54GL's running Tomato 1.04 with AP+WDS

  23. cyclo

    cyclo LI Guru Member

    Installed Tomato on one of my WRT54GL's... still running DD-WRT on the other 2 (also GL's). I am impressed... especially with the faster UI response times, the full featured QoS (still playing with this) and the real time charts for bandwidth usage and QoS.

    Tomato was easier to install too... almost as simple as installing the stock firmware.
  24. mjpartyboy

    mjpartyboy LI Guru Member

    Oops! I should have read the entire topic title before voting. I have a WRT54GS, but use Linksys firmware v1.50.5. :redface:
  25. devil-strike

    devil-strike Network Guru Member

    i using it on my asus wl500gp with a little vlan modification.

    nvram set vlan1ports="0 5"
    nvram set wan_ifname=vlan1
    nvram set lan_ifnames="vlan0 eth2"
    nvram set lan_ifname=br0
    nvram commit

    and it works, only wlan not.
  26. peno4

    peno4 Guest

    I just downloaded and put this on. Great !!
  27. lengo lad

    lengo lad LI Guru Member

    I tried dd-wrt, mostly to up my antenna transmit power (WRT54GS v4). But I was bewildered by all the other options! Anyway, I tried 70mW and my signal improved dramatically. "YES!" I thought. I ran it for a few weeks, but kept getting disconnects--wireless and wired--and it wouldn't reconnect after resuming from hibernation (WinXP). My wife was getting antsy. I tried posting on their forum, but was basically told it was my hardware . . . (T42 Intel 100/1000 Lan, Atheros a/b/g WL). Then I found Tomato. What a breath of fresh air--the software and the forum! I did learn that reserving IPs within DHCP (rather than full 'static IP' assignments) fixed my disconnect / reconnect problem. It may have even worked in dd-wrt, who knows? As for me, I'm not going to bother finding out--Tomato suits me fine. As for dd-wrt: it's an impressive and powerful piece of software. Problem is, power corrupts . . .
  28. Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 as my main AP, and a Linksys WRT54Gv3 as a client bridge (WET). Configured to run with static DHCP, QoS (for Vonage), WPA. No problems at all. Love it!
  29. psychowood

    psychowood Network Guru Member

    GLv1.1 here, w/ WEP 128 (can't use WPA because my Nintendo DS doesn't support that kind of encryption :( ), static DHCP and, of course, qos :D.
    Never rebooted nor disconnected once (ADSL 4096/256 with ADSL2MUE in PPPOE bridged mode, was considering installing Routertech firmware) since configured correctly.
  30. dcrane6

    dcrane6 Network Guru Member

    Getting ready to try out Tomato this weekend on my version 2 wrt54g. :)

    Looking forward to it as I am quite familiar with Jon's work, having used Tofu begining with his version 6 (somewhere back around October of 2005 I believe, was running Rupan's HyperWrt 2.1b1 and then HyperWrt 2.1b1 with 4.20.6 codebase before moving to Tofu) and running through all Tofu versions up to 13c. When Tofu development was discontinued, I switched to Thibor 15 and ended up on 15c which I've been running for quite some time now.

    I was always pleased with Tofu and I'm pleased with what I've read about Tomato, so I'm sure this is going to be fun.

    I also look foward to checking out the QOS features I've read so many great things about. With my trusty Packet8 BPA410, 2 client pc's, 1 server, WVC200, NSLU2, and WPS54G I'm looking forward to the fun of playing around with all the "real time" QOS features.
  31. babhishek

    babhishek LI Guru Member

  32. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    WRT54G v2.0 main router
    WR850G v2 WDS bridge for wired devices
    WR850G v3 WDS access point extension
  33. gazel

    gazel LI Guru Member

  34. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member

    ~ Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 & Tomato 1.07 ~
  35. erufailo

    erufailo Network Guru Member

    Linksys WRT54GS V3.0 running Tomato v1.07
  36. mandelm

    mandelm Network Guru Member

    Linksys WRT54G Version4 running Tomato v1.07
  37. nibbs

    nibbs LI Guru Member

    Tomato v1.07.1039 WRT54GL v1.1 since one day.
    As I am not a super tech guru (running one PC and one lappy by WLAN) I just wanted something else than the original fw ("Give me alternatives!"). I tried it for the funny name and maybe will use it's uber features one day. ATM I'm just totally thrilled by the graphical bandwidth display... :)
  38. MarkFour

    MarkFour Network Guru Member

    Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with Tomato 1.07, which replaced a flaky WRT54G v2.2 also running Tomato 1.07.
  39. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Linksys WRT54GL 1.1, Tomato 1.07.
  40. helldog

    helldog LI Guru Member

    I use a Linksys WRT54GL 1.1 with Tomato 1.07

    I registered today,because everything works fine at the moment with the infos of the board :wink:,that i visited till today as a guest
  41. slayerized

    slayerized Guest

    WRT54GL 1.1 with Tomato 1.07 :thumbup:
  42. BBVA

    BBVA LI Guru Member

  43. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    When I voted, I was using a Linksys WRT54 GL. Now I have changed to a
    Buffalo WHR G54S for various reasons:

    1) looks better (WAF!)
    2) needs less space
    3) doesn't squeak
    4) consumes less electrical power

    Btw, I purchased the device through BrainSlayers web shop, so I got one
    with DD-WRT preinstalled. I never intended to use this firmware, yet it
    made flashing of Tomato easier (as compared with tftp).
    Besides, purchasing there gave me the good feeling of having supported
    the "open source community".
  44. devilkin

    devilkin LI Guru Member

    WRT54G with Tomato 1.09 + OpenVPN mod
    WRT54GL with Tomato 1.09 (WDS linked to the above router)
  45. scuba_steve

    scuba_steve LI Guru Member

    Tomato v1.09 running on:

    WRT54G v2.0 configured as AP
    WRT54GL v1.1 configured as bridge for multiple wired clients
  46. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    WRTSL54GS here.
  47. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    mmm i wonder if Tomato will run on a WRT54G-TM ;)
  48. jbrunopt

    jbrunopt LI Guru Member

  49. jorotg

    jorotg LI Guru Member

    Buffalo Rulezzz!

    I'm running Tomato v1.10 on Buffalo WHR-HP-G54
  50. TheGIZ

    TheGIZ Network Guru Member

    Got a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 from local CC to test it out. But I ended up having to use it on job that day. Its up and functioning. I picked up 2 more the next day and I am running one at my house now and have the second for whatever. I need to try out WDS and a couple more features.

    I installed 1.10 with OpenVPN, and it worked just like the directions here say.

    I have been using WRT54G day in and day out for several years now and just drop that in whenever I needed to deal with a network or if I needed a WAP. I tried out DD-WRT and like it a lot. I used it on 2 older WRTs and its working well.

    I wanted to try tomato and could not find a WRT before V4 to try it on. When CC had a sale for the Buffalo... picked it up for $60 ($10 more then my go to WRT54G). I am considering whether I should buy like 10 today before the sale ends and they go back to $80 each.

    (Its only 20 bucks.... maybe not. But that is 33%)
  51. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    I've used Tomato on a WRT54GL and also a WRTSL54GS and it's worked great. I don't need the USB function on the WRTSL54GS so I put Tomato on it. Tomato has been clearly superior firmware than any other firmware I've used in terms of performance, functions, and reliability on the SL. Thanks to Jon for his hard work on this project.
  52. jetpuck73

    jetpuck73 LI Guru Member

  53. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

  54. ng12345

    ng12345 LI Guru Member

    wrt54gl 1.0/wrt54g 2.0

    any thoughts of making tomato usable on belkin routers (one of my belkin APs is able to fit the full version of dd-wrt on it but am not sure if i want to risk tomato if no one has tried it before)
  55. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan LI Guru Member

  56. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member

    Believe it or not...

    Tomato v1.17 is running just fine on my early-model Linksys WRT54G v1.0, with all the extra blinky LEDs doing their thing. It had previously been running Tomato v1.14 with no problems, but I got bitten by the upgrade bug. Regardless, I'm quite tickled with the performance of the router and firmware combination!

  57. Tomato-Power

    Tomato-Power LI Guru Member

    Actually i am using a Buffalo WHR-HP54G and a Asus WL500gPremium. Tomato 1.17 is running on both units without problems. But i am missing USB-support for the Asus.
  58. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    See signature. My parents have a WRT54G v.3. I plan to upgrade theirs to Tomato this weekend too.
  59. kzrssk

    kzrssk LI Guru Member

    WHR-HP-G54: probably the best $60 I ever spent, as far as computer equipment goes.
  60. wupme

    wupme LI Guru Member

    Wrt54GL, and completely satisfied with it :)
  61. lexluthor

    lexluthor Network Guru Member

    I flashed my WRT54Gv2 last week and it's working great so far.
  62. rickh57

    rickh57 Network Guru Member

    Yesterday, I installed this on a WRT54G V2.2 router.
  63. berndstein

    berndstein Network Guru Member

    For details, see my signature :)
  64. mona.mondal

    mona.mondal LI Guru Member

    Netgear WGR614L
  65. bandage

    bandage Addicted to LI Member

    I have used with Netgear WGR614v8
  66. bapti

    bapti Addicted to LI Member

    I have used WGR614L. This is really cool. I have successfully run tomato firmware on this board.
  67. gizmosforyou

    gizmosforyou Addicted to LI Member

    Linksys WRT54GL. Actually the T-Mobile version flashed with Tomato.
  68. UX1DUDE

    UX1DUDE Addicted to LI Member

  69. rickh57

    rickh57 Network Guru Member

    I just got another Tomato based router, a WRT54G-TM. I'm going to use it as my main router, with my old V2.2 router connected to it via WPS.
  70. tmr250z

    tmr250z Network Guru Member

  71. fun.k

    fun.k Addicted to LI Member

    WRT54GS v1 (200MHz CPU / 32MB RAM / 8MB Flash)

    Tomato v1.21.1515
    BusyBox v1.2.2 (2008.07.26-14:43+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
    # nvram get wl0_corerev
  72. test100

    test100 LI Guru Member

    WRT54GS v1 Tomato 1.19
  73. hrts

    hrts LI Guru Member

    WRT54GL v1.1 Tomato 1.16 - PPOE,AP, OpenVPN, DDNS - basically my ISP in a box :D
    For last 1,5 years this router worked with DD-WRT v23 sp2. Switched to Tomato due to frecquent wifi crashes and low wifi speed (half that I get with Tomato)
  74. Beftus

    Beftus Network Guru Member

    WRT54GL v1.1 with Tomato 1.19-SpeedMod
  75. Incidentflux

    Incidentflux LI Guru Member

    Running Tomato Firmware 1.19 on a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54S-EU in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
  76. fminuti

    fminuti Addicted to LI Member

    I'm running tomato on my Sparklan WX6615GT (voted Other.... the first...)
  77. alumko

    alumko Addicted to LI Member

    Netgear WGR614l
  78. sassygirl

    sassygirl Addicted to LI Member

    i am using Linksys WRT54GL..its the best!!:biggrin:
  79. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Using Tomato on...

    Asus WL-500gP V2
    Buffalo WHR-HP-G54
    Linksys WRT54G V3
  80. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    I'm in Thailand where the WRT54GL is cheap and easily available. I use about 54 of them in several different buildings, with DD-WRT v24SP2 for the AP's and Victek's modded Tomato for the routers.
  81. Potty

    Potty LI Guru Member

    I am using a WRT54G v3.0.
  82. WilliamTM

    WilliamTM Addicted to LI Member

    Brand new WRT54GL v1.1 which I got on Monday. :D
  83. kDEBUGx86

    kDEBUGx86 LI Guru Member

    1 WHR HP G54 as access point.
    1 WRT54GL v.1.1 for outdoor access point with parabolic 24 dbi antenna + omnidirectional.
    1 WRT54GL v1.1 WDS.

    all of them use Tomato since ver 1.5.
  84. xjulzkx

    xjulzkx Addicted to LI Member

    See Signature...

    I also have other various modems/routers that I play around with..

    Billion 5210
    Netcomm NB1300
    Linksys WAG200G
    D-Link G504T

    But the one's I use are in my Signature.
  85. sammydk

    sammydk Guest

    I'm using a WRT54GS V1.0 with Tomato 1.21 (VICTEK MOD)
  86. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    Hi all, i have a wrt54gl and am also using Tomato Raf 1.21.8005 by Victek and is really great, this guy knows what he is doing!
    As i also have a wrt350n and did't find any post about it, I would like to have some info about flashing it with Tomato 1.21 as the wrt350n has 300Mhz CPU speed, 32MB Ram and 8MB Flash mem, that doubles the wrt54gl.
  87. mmsomekid

    mmsomekid Addicted to LI Member

    I have a WRT54G V2 running 1.17 (I'm updating soon though)
  88. EricJD

    EricJD LI Guru Member

    one WRT54GSv4 running Tomato 1.22. I love it! :D
  89. mecha50

    mecha50 Network Guru Member

    I'm using Wrt54GL at home in the Philippines and Wrt54G ver. 3.1 here in California.
  90. way2quik

    way2quik Addicted to LI Member

  91. darthboy

    darthboy LI Guru Member

    the Buffalo in the sig. Switched from ddwrt. For vpn functionality, I just used a ddwrt-fonera as vpn server.
  92. moto211

    moto211 Addicted to LI Member

  93. suckithard

    suckithard Addicted to LI Member

    4x wrt54g-tm (a wrt54gs v3 without the DMZ light)
  94. gsan

    gsan LI Guru Member

    Asus WL-500gP V1
    Linksys WRT54G V2.2
  95. jayhawkmd

    jayhawkmd Addicted to LI Member

    I use it on both an Asus WL-500gP and an Asus WL-520gU. The WL-520gU is a great router and perhaps one of the best values out there right now for running this FW, IMHO...
  96. JPorter

    JPorter LI Guru Member

    I keep evolving my setup.

    Currently using a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with Tomato 1.23 ND as the router/gateway (with wireless disabled), and an Asus WL-520GU as a dedicated access point (with NAT disabled).

    I've found this to be faster and more stable overall than running combined router and wireless functionality on one box. I'm using the Asus firmware ( on the Asus box so that I keep the USB print server functionality, but still get the nice network management features of Tomato on the Buffalo.

    Honestly, with the lower load on each unit by separating the functions, it's running much like a commercial-grade system. My wireless stability is now much better when the wired side of the network is being hammered... I used to get occasional wireless disconnects when torrenting (wired) previously, the Buffalo was just working its heart out and would lock up the wireless side. I'm very impressed thus far with the new configuration, especially considering the little Asus box was less than $40. Speed and stability are both up.
  97. mememe2345

    mememe2345 Addicted to LI Member

    Asus WL-520GU with tomato 1.23 ND usb+ftp/samba mod v21 form teddy bear. It sits in between DSL Modem and Linksys RTP300 with their own firmware. Jumped from DD-WRT after came across better usb support of tomato.
  98. volospin

    volospin Addicted to LI Member

    ASUS WL-500G Premium v2
  99. Assman

    Assman Addicted to LI Member

    My sig :)
  100. GatorHawk

    GatorHawk Guest

    Netgear FR114P w/ stock firmware -- Routing, NAT, DHCP, 5 years+ solid.
    WRT54GL w/ Tomato 1.25 -- WiFi AP, running well.
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