Would you ditch your Tomato router for a SOAP Android Router?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by maurer, Jun 18, 2014.


Would you ditch your Tomato router for a SOAP

  1. Yes, definately

    0 vote(s)
  2. Maybe, if it proves at least as reliable as

  3. No way !

  1. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    The SOAP is an Android based home automation router:
    Soap Model Overview

    A quick overview of the differences between the Soap models. If it is not listed then it is the same between each model.

    Soap Solo: Freescale Solo Processor, 1GB of Ram, and 8GB of built in storage.

    Soap Dual: Freescale Dual core Processor, 2GB of Ram. and 32GB of built in Storage.

    Soap Quad: Freescale Quad core Processor 2GB of Ram, and 32GB of built in storage.

    Soap 8.4: 8.4" HD display, Quad Core Processor 2GB of Ram, 32GB of built in storage, and a 128GB SSD.

    [Sorry for my spelling errors in the poll - i'm not a native english speaker]
    [Second option would be - Maybe, if it proves as reliable as Tomato - I could not edit it]
  2. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    It's a router. Touchscreen, 2GB RAM, SSD are unneeded BS. A router needs to be, and should only be a router. A router NAS is going to be way to small to be worth using. Bit torrent, server, etc? Best handled by a small computer. And if you need REAL routing power, like gigabit symmetric connection fully utilized, a small computer is good for that as well.
    IcyTexx likes this.
  3. Grimson

    Grimson Networkin' Nut Member

    With the connections around here even my RT-N16 is bored, so this would be a waste of money.
  4. Netwet

    Netwet Reformed Router Member

    LOL, Android and secure, my ass. Now we get the same shitty update policy on our routers?

    But the biggest laugh is the device itself, look at the antennae connectors and the ethernet connectors, now imagine you have antennae there and cables and you want to use the touchscreen?

    No I don't want crap from people who make such obvious mistakes. This is another scam just like the other android router scam on kickstarter before.
    Marcel Tunks likes this.
  5. darkknight93

    darkknight93 Networkin' Nut Member

    Well I'm running Sophos UTM. I'm fine with that :)
  6. leandroong

    leandroong LI Guru Member

    Portability is my no#1 reason. I imagine it to be like my huawei E589 wireless portable.
  7. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    if it can run tomato, probably i will :D
  8. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Why on earth would you want a tablet stuck on a router? Would be a much better idea to just build a web app to configure a real router. If its not a scam the developers are just very naive...
  9. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

  10. EOC_Jason

    EOC_Jason Networkin' Nut Member

    Real men use consoles only...
    Siff likes this.
  11. Retronite

    Retronite Networkin' Nut Member

    It does look good but get rid of the touchscreen, built-in battery and replace the OS with Tomato. It'll make a handy home web server too.
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