I was hoping there could be TomatoUSB firmware support for the EnGenius ESR-9850 router. Good reason for it is, the price is cheap for the performance you are getting. You could say it is something like the Asus RT-N16 except it has better throughput but no thirdparty support.
Any ideas if it would be possible to add support for it :x ?
SNB did a hardware review of the EnGenius ESR-9850 not long ago.
WAN - LAN: 619.3
LAN - WAN: 640.0
Total Simultaneous throughput: 740.3
Max. Connections: 19,000
Figure 2 shows the FCC ID photo, which is clear enough to identify the key devices as a Ralink RTL3052 SoC, which contains the CPU and 2T/2R 802.11n radio, MAC and baseband processing, Realtek RTL8366RB Gigabit Switch, 32 MB of RAM and 4 MB of flash (on the board bottom). The small devices to the photo left are RF amplifiers.
I was surprised that neither the Ralink or Realtek devices have heatsinks, given all that's expected of them. But when I opened my review unit to double check, I was happy to see a flat ceramic heatsink on the RTL3052, but disappointed to find nothing on the Realtek switch. But at the 9850's aggressive price point, I suppose it's no surprise that heatsinking is sparse.
EnGenius doesn't say whether the 9850's switch supports jumbo frames. But when I checked by running an IxChariot test with 4k jumbos, it ran just fine. So, I'm guessing that up to 9K jumbo frames will work just fine.[/quote]
EnGenius doesn't provide an online emulator so that you can explore the 9850's GUI. But I put plenty of screenshots and commentary in the slideshow and tried to cover the key feature pages.
Here's a summary of the 9850's router feature set
* Static and Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP and L2TP WAN connections
* DHCP server with IP reservation
* Logging (system events only, not traffic)
* Ethernet and WLAN monitor graphs
* NAT firewall with DMZ, DoS protection, PPTP and IPsec VPN passthrough
* MAC, IP and URL / Keyword filtering
* Switchable NAT / Router mode
* Single, range and triggered port mapping
* ALG (Application Layer Gateways) for H323, SIP and more
* UPnP enable / disable
* Up and download QoS: two level priority or bandwidth
And the wireless features:
* Up to four SSIDs, each with separate wireless security
* WDS bridging and repeating
* WEP and Personal / Enterprise WPA / WPA2 wireless security
* Wi-Fi Protected setup (PIN and pushbutton methods)
* Wireless Modes: B only, G only, N only, B+G and B+G+N (default)
* Wireless MAC address filtering
* Tranmit power control (100, 90, 75, 50, 25, 10%)
* Transmit data rate
* Connection control per SSID: WAN, Wireless-Wireless, Wireless-LAN