I'm stumped here, so I hope someone can point out something that I've overlooked!
Years ago I bought a Netgear router which I believed at the time to be a WNR3500U-V2. I flashed the firmware immediately out of the box to Tomato Firmware v1.28.9050 MIPSR2-beta20 K26 USB Ext (I believe it's a Shibby build). The router has functioned well for years and I have no complaints. However, I now wish to add VPN capabilities and I'm finding that I am unable to upgrade to a different build.
On the "Overview" page of my router config I am seeing the router listed as "Netgear WNR3500L/U/v2", which doesn't really help much in the way of determining its specs, but "Total / Free Memory" is listed as "60.57 MB / 53.87 MB (88.93%)". Since I'm a bit of a newb at this, I assumed that I had plenty of free memory to flash the firmware. No such luck. I then came to the conclusion that I had carelessly purchased V1 of the Netgear, in which case I have only 8Mb of flash memory. OK, so I can still work with that, right? Wrong. All of the files that I've tried that are under 8Mb are still giving me the error message, "File is too big to fit in MTD". I've attempted to use both Shibby and Toastman builds.
Can anyone tell me #1) what I'm doing wrong, #2) if there is anyway that I can get the exact specs of my modem using software so that I know exactly what I'm up against, and #3) any suggestions of what build to use that would allow me to have a VLAN and VPN capabilities in a small package without sacrificing any security features.
Thanks in advance!!