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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").

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
  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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