What's the main difference between K24 & K26

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jbcdidgosir, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. jbcdidgosir

    jbcdidgosir Serious Server Member

    Firstly I know that the kernel is different, it's obvious. But what's the main difference? Has K26 any advantage upon K24? I found that almost all the FW support both K24 and K26. If K26 is better than K24, why don't cancel K24? It couldn't be the reason of size because the FW based on K26 is almost same as that on K24. Any one can tell me? Thanks!
  2. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    I K2.4 is faster on some older routers, such as WRT54G series.

    K2.6 is needed for recent Broadcom-based routers.

    Newer kernel features are desirable for newer routers as manufacturers move to ARM and other faster SoCs. Unfortunately, existing Broadcom-based routers work efficiently only with K2.6 due to closed source drivers. Open source versions exist in OpenWRT and dd-WRT, but are essentially alpha test firmwares.
  3. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    the main difference is K26 (may) suport IPv6. K24 does not. But differences are much more. K24 is better for older routers like WRT54GL, Ovislink 1600GL and others with only 4MB flash memory. K26 images are bigger.
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