WRT54GL which firmware?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by hjf288, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. hjf288

    hjf288 LI Guru Member

    Atm I'm running Speedmod 1.27, Although I've seen teddybears 2.6 kernel builds..

    Do these provide any enhanced performance or stability over the 2.4 kernel builds?
  2. Ragnor

    Ragnor Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah I was also wondering this, there is some documentation here:

    However this doesn't tell us whether there is any performance or functionality difference between K24 or K26 for the WRT54GL, can anyone comment?
  3. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    I'm also interested in this information.
    Can you install something else than the K26 NoUSB-std? I thought the WTR54GL had 8Mb...
  4. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Victek says his k24 build will be available for download this weekend. I would try it based on past experience with his 1.25 build on a wrt54gl. See the Victek 1.25 thread for info on download location. Again he says this weekend.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Seems like nobody answered the question. There are many stable K24 builds based on v1.23 to 1.25, even 1.27, which would be hard to better. Teddy Bear's firmware can be compiled for K26 and will run on the WRT54GL. I ran it several months ago and it was stable then. It should therefore be very stable now! However, the consensus of opinion is that Kernel 26 is slower, it will never be as fast as Kernel 24 builds. So there's probably no point at all in running it on a GL without a good reason.
  6. pfoomer

    pfoomer LI Guru Member


    My observations are that running kernel 26 on my GL results in less available memory that kernel 24, BUT it does not use eat up the remaining memory.

    All the original kernel 24 tomato's I tried (prior to TB's), had more available memory, BUT over time it decreased significantly.

    As for speed as I am on a relatively slow adsl service, I cannot comment on the efficiency, but it is more stable.

    Now if ipv6 can be squeezed in to the std build, I will be a happy girl!!!
  7. ceckin

    ceckin LI Guru Member

    Well i used all images, even the VPN one works (duh its less < 4MB). However my router wasn't stable, there was connection freezing (over Ethernet) etc. etc. I returned back to 1.27 Speed-mod, because for some reason WRT54GL stopped working, after turning on and off the wireless client. Since its beta if you are concerned about stability stick with old proven releases.
  8. hjf288

    hjf288 LI Guru Member

    Just an update I was running 1.27 Speedmod before and performance degraded over time.. I'm on K26 TomatoUSB on WRT54GL and I'm not experiencing any slowdown or speed degradation over time..

    I wouldve thought with networking improvements in the 2.6 Kernel it should be equal if not slightly faster than 2.4 ?
  9. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Wel, the feedback from both pfoomer and hjf288 is that there may be an improvement in stability with K26. So anyone still using WRT54GL should seriously consider trying it! However, ceckin did not have such a pleasant experience. I wonder why the difference? These are the things that it would be nice to get to the bottom of. Maybe others might try turning the wireless client on and off and see if they can reproduce that particular issue?

    Thanks for the info, guys and gals...
  10. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    So the K26 VPN build works on the WRT54GL. That's good to know.
  11. ceckin

    ceckin LI Guru Member

    Well i didn't really test the VPN, cause i don't have the time, but yeah it installs OK. However with the latest beta i found that the router wasn't working good enough (slow connecting with other machines, DNS responses were really slow - had to use my ISP servers directly not through the router, infact some domains were unavailable (like u.115.com)). So it could be just this particular build.
  12. pfoomer

    pfoomer LI Guru Member

    Questions re your problems...
    how are you connecting with the other machines (ftp/http/afp/other), please tell which ports/connection types you are using

    Re had to use my ISP servers directly not through the router
    How did you do this?

    re u.115.com. connected with no problems, under 2 seconds
  13. ceckin

    ceckin LI Guru Member

    Basically web browsing was considerably slower, connecting: wired. The u.115.com i don't know what is it, but its the same deal like microsoft.com - sometimes it not resolvable (when DNS's are like 2ms latency). Stupid yeah, but its true.
  14. juntok_abot

    juntok_abot Networkin' Nut Member

    currently using Shibby's Tomato Firmware 1.28 MIPSR1-108 K26
  15. zorkmta

    zorkmta Network Guru Member

    using Shibby's Tomato Firmware 1.28 MIPSR1-104
  16. Cynsick

    Cynsick Addicted to LI Member

    Is there any advantage on old routers like the WRT54GL on using a K26 vs a K24 build?
  17. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    No, k26 in few words, will be slower.
  18. juntok_abot

    juntok_abot Networkin' Nut Member

    switched back to Shibby's 1.28-108 K24, seems more stable on my WRT54GL
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