New Router Firmware: Tomato

2008-02-04 21:58 - Tech

Around two years ago, I found OpenWRT, an open linux-based operating system specifically designed for the Linksys WRT54G series. It was a fantastic system. It's really powerful, but I found over time that after I had fun playing with it and setting it up, I really didn't make use of most of that.

Over the weekend, I switched to Tomato. It, also is linux based, and will provide a busybox-backed SSH terminal, if I want it. But the primo feature is the awesome web interface. It's beautiful, and flexible. The bandwidth graphs are truly awesome. I'm a happy camper with this software.


Have you considered DD-WRT / DD-WRT micro?
2008-03-03 19:39 - theshamus

It is far more full featured than the screenshots and videos I saw on Tomato's Homepage

2008-03-03 19:52 - arantius

DD-WRT is based on OpenWRT, at least now. I intentionally downgraded feature set (I really only use it as a router), for the nice interface Tomato has. It still covers all the features I want.

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