Tomato vs merlin
Rt-ac68u with tomato – first look!
Tomato, on the other hand, refuses to leave it. I tried flashing all four AC68R firmwares using the Recovery 2000 Asus router Firmware Recovery Tool for Windows (they removed everything before 188.8.131.52 firmware from their site), both from within Tomato (errors after a few seconds of upload, with “poor TRX header”) and from the Recovery 2000 Asus router Firmware Recovery Tool for Windows (errors after a few seconds of upload, with “bad TRX header”). (Start the router in recovery mode, run the tool, and upload the firmware.) It always fails the firmware upload at about 75%, then reboots the router, and… Tomato reappears.) I also tried booting into MiniCFE Web Server’s recovery mode and uploading the Asus’ firmware that way. It says it uploaded, then reboots, and Tomato reappears. The Asus firmware will not install.
I eventually had a small epiphany and downloaded the latest 3.0beta-something from DD-site WRT’s (the oldest that the Router Database showed) and shoe-horned DD-WRT on there, and that’s what’s on there now.
I reasoned that since Asus modified the CFE on their newer firmwares to prevent 3rd-party firmwares from being loaded, they might have updated the TRX format spec for the firmwares, and since my (newest) version of Shibby Tomato is from 2017, I reasoned that if the TRX spec was updated, an up-to-date newer DD-WRT could support flashing it from inside DD-WRT.
How to flash/update merlin firmware to asus rt-series router
It can be difficult to choose a custom firmware for your router. There are many solutions that you’ll hear suggested all over the Internet, and documentation on the actual firmware installation process is often lacking. When you factor in all of the words and acronyms that are thrown around, you’ll be able to stick with your router’s stock firmware.
It doesn’t have to be that hard. Each of the three big open-source firmwares – DD-WRT, Tomato, and OpenWRT – has its own set of advantages and drawbacks that make it suitable for various circumstances. You’ll need to think about which features your network needs and if the firmware even supports your router. Those should be the most critical things to consider when making a decision.
When it comes to open-source router firmware, DD-WRT is by far the most common. They’ve had enough time to develop themselves, and they back the most routers of anyone. There are also people selling routers that have DD-WRT pre-installed. It’s fair to assume that flashing DD-WRT on the majority of routers is a good idea.
Update openwrt 19.07 to asus rt-n16 and bypass asus
I was interested in the Tomato Advanced because it has a nice user interface and seems to be stable when I browse forums and reviews. But, the fact that it was released in 2017 surprised me… I’m not interested in a rational kwetsbaarheid.
Acties: Byte Me zaterdag 14 december 2019 11:07 I’ve been using Tomato for years, and now that I see there’s an advanced version, I’ll give it a try. But I’m still happy with Tomato because it provides regular updates and is superstabiel. I use him for VPN, which is still a lot of resources but doesn’t cause any issues. Acties: Indir zondag 10 mei 2020 14:26Zondag 10 mei 2020 14:26Zondag 10 mei 2020 14:26 FreshTomato uses AdvancedTomato instead of FreshTomato, though AdvancedTomato hasn’t had any active development in three years. 13:03 vrijdag 15 mei 2020 GizzDunder-Mifflin, Inc., GizzDunder-Mifflin, Inc., GizzDunder-Mifflin, Inc It’s not a particularly stormy subject, but here’s an invitation to others to share a few more experiences.
Even so, I still use my R7000 with Netgear’s firmware. Not very happy with it, and I have to reboot my router a lot because the router is connected to the internet via wifi. I still have several configuration settings, such as VLAN.
5 reasons why i prefer asuswrt-merlin to asuswrt
The ASUS RT-AC68U router is a fairly common router, so chances are we have a few of them, but other routers for this brand and others contribute to this issue. Have any of you tried DD-WRT, Tomato, or another flavor of firmware for VPN and general router management, or did you stick with the stock firmware or at least upgrade to ASUSWRT-Merlin?
Yeah, I see your point. I was only wondering if anyone thought the DD-WRT or Tomato, or anything similar, was superior. The ASUSWRT-Merlin firmware is essentially the ASUSWRT factory firmware with some enhancements but none of the extra features that DD-WRT and others want to cram in there.
When it comes to routers, I, too, am a set-it-and-forget person. However, I ended up with a few Asus routers that were terrible, and on one of them, I used Merlin and it seemed to help. I’ve messed around with all of the aftermarket firmwares at one point or another for no apparent reason, and they’ve all failed to meet my needs. I think Merlin was the best laid out of all of them; some of them are hell to have your router flashed, and you should always go into it thinking it’s no big deal if you Brick your router, which is always a possibility.