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Tomato firmware

Tomato firmwareTomato is free open source Linux-based firmware for several Broadcom-based Wi-Fi routers, including the Linksys WRT54G. The major emphasis of Tomato is on stability, speed and efficiency. It is maintained by Jonathan Zarate, who also developed HyperWRT +tofu; The official website is located here.

Tomato is notable for its web-based user interface that includes several types of bandwidth usage charts, advanced QoS access restriction features , raised connection limits which enables P2P networking, and support for 125 High Speed Mode (marketed by Linksys as "SpeedBooster").

Features
Before the Upgrade
Installing on a Linksys WRT54G, WRT54GL or WRT54GS
Installing on a Buffalo WHR-G54S/WHR-HP-G54S in Windows (from DD-WRT)
Upgrading The Firmware
  1. Open the GUI in your browser. The default URL is http://192.168.1.1/
  2. Click Administration, then Upgrade.
  3. Select any of the files and click the Upgrade button.
  4. Wait for about 2 minutes while the firmware is uploaded & flashed.
  5. According to the author, it is not necessary to reset the configuration if you are upgrading from a previous version of Tomato Firmware. If you are upgrading from another firmware, however, a reset is recommended (Tomato's FAQ). Log in to the router, and reset factory defaults (under Administration/Configuration/Restore Default Configuration, select the Erase all data in NVRAM (thorough) option and click OK. The router will restart. The factory default login is "admin" with a password of "admin".


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