Tomato Firmware |

 | July 8, 2008 11:06 AM


My Linksys WRT54G v2 was failing repeatedly.  I finally gave it away on Freecycle and replaced it with a Linksys WRT54G v4 that I picked up via Freecycle.  That one though experienced the same problems.

Linksys Customer SupportAfter numerous times on the phone with customer support and many hours lost I finally suggested to customer support that maybe the router was having problems with my VPN connection.  It seemed the router failed within a few hours after I disconnected from the VPN.  Customer support had no idea, in fact they put me on hold and after twenty minutes I hung up.

The person who took my old Linksys WRT54G told me he had replaced the Linksys firmware with the Tomato Firmware.  In desperation I tried it too.  And after more than a week and no connection problems I am convinced that Tomato is a beautiful thing.  In fact we planted some tomato plants in celebration.

One Response to “Tomato Firmware |”

Topher wrote a comment on July 27, 2008

Toma-router’s rock… I hacked mine a few months ago. I bought it off of eBay specifically to install Tomato.

I’m currently playing with my home network to WAP zones one private, and one public. One of the routers is the Toma-router.

I kinda subscribe to the notion that you should at least have an public wireless access point somewhere inside your home network, so that if you’re ever are accused of an internet crime from from your IP address you have plausible deniability if you have a public WAP. If you have one WAP configured with WPA2, you have less of an excuse.

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