Wish I could use Tomato on this monster

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Camineet, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Camineet

    Camineet Addicted to LI Member

    I live in Shanghai, and so I could get the readily available WRT54G v4:


    But check out this monster! :


    Wouldn't it be cool if I could use that? What the hell is this thing? 400Mhz and 32mb? Wow, that's twice as much as the North American units' specs.

    What do you guys think? I'll ask the Taobao seller if it is known whether or not Tomato works on this router. But he probably won't know. Otherwise it would be listed in the description somewhere as in the first link I posted here.

    Anyway, drool, look at the price! That's like 28 bucks!
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It is an AT & T specific router, very hard to flash, and no alternative firmware seems to be available at all. I could not find a proper review or specification but I did find this:


    Middle of last month, DD-WRT did not support it or have one to work on, despite one list saying that there is support the link goes nowhere.

    It seems to have the following spec:

    processor INTEL IXP425
    chipset ADM6996L
    sdram 2x16 MB (32MB) EtronTech EM639165TS-7

    And also found this:

    even more bad experiences here: http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t233812-wrt54gp2aat-dropped-speed-in-half.html

    Quite likely that if it were running Tomato it might not be as unstable, but someone would need to cross-compile and sort out a lot of problems I'm sure. I didn't see anything on what wireless chip was used, for example.

    What a pity!
  3. Camineet

    Camineet Addicted to LI Member

    well, screw that wretched monstrosity. thanks for helping me make that decision!
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    That's an ARM embedded CPU with 32MB ram similar to NSLU2 which is supported by OpenWRT and Debian (and core Linux kernel?) etc.

    The ADM6996L is an Ethernet switch chip - I wonder what the wireless is? Nothing like the Broadcom based devices Tomato runs on!
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Potentially it could be a real beast ... what went wrong that they are being dumped everywhere?
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  7. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 LI Guru Member


    Something that fast would be a delight with Tomato installed, I'd wager. :frown:
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