I've been using the build on the downloads page that's over a year old. I'm confused about all the different builds Toastman etc, I know different folks have been compiling different builds off and on for the last year. I was wondering if there will be an updated "stable" build. If not, what is the "most current updated" build to use for the E3000? Thanks.
Date: 01 Jan 2012 03:23
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Both, Toastman and Shibby have stable releases.
You can choose the latest version of TomatoUSB from any of the two.
Personally have used both versions, from Toastman and from Shibby and I can say, I was happy with them.
For some time I stopped to Shibby's versions. His latest version (083V) is very stable. I use it for almost a month.
Be careful when you choose to have version "E3000USB" in name.
Latest Shibby's versions:
Latest Toastman's versions:
RT-N66U user / Shibby mod
Thanks, I don't get what all the different versions mean or the USB vs not USB, I guess that's if you want to use the USB for a hard drive or not. Reading the release notes there is no real kernal, radio or performance updates so I guess I have no reason to change from the "official" build released on 11/30/2010? Is that right? Thanks for the help Bozo.
It is not a big deal to stay with the original version of TomatoUSB. E3000 in the name is good enough. Shibby/Toastman are going to put a lot of new features, however, even with the added firmware options, the newer builds use the newest Broadcom drivers for wireless and so forth. The good news from Bozo is that the newer builds are stable as well, which usually means faster! I would not go too far back on most builds since they get slow.
Hi all. I'm a newbie here and looking to flash my E3000 firmware to TomatoUSB. I've decided to go with the Toastman version. When I click on the link in Bozo's post, I see versions RT and RT-N. The RT says it's for the E3000 and the RT-N for newer dual band routers E4200. So I was going to run with the RT version, but happened to read the version text file, which seems to indicate the RT doesn't support dual band at 5ghz. If I want to run wireless at this frequency, do I need the RT-N version? Here's what the text file says:
What version to use?
When you get to 4shared:
First - decide what branch you want. This depends on your router.
If it's for the older MIPSR1 routers like WRT54 series, choose "ND"
If it's for newer MIPSR2 routers like RT-N16, WNR3500L, Linksys "E" series, then choose "RT"
If it's for a very recent dual-band MIPSR2 router (E4200 etc) you may need "RT-N" to get support for the 5GHz radio. You can still use the RT version if you don't need the 5GHz radio to work and it may be a better choice for some.
Once inside the correct folder, you will have another choice to make:
If your needs are simple, and you don't intend to set up a VLAN, then select "RT"
If you need the easy setup VLAN GUI, then choose the folder marked "VLAN-RT"
Now you'll see a list of builds:
Mini - no USB, no CIFS, no Zebra
MiniIPV6 - no USB, no CIFS, no Zebra + IPv6
Std - normal build
Ext - normal + Extra utilities + NTFS
VPN - normal + Extras + NTFS + VPN
VPN-NOCAT - normal + Extras + NTFS + VPN + NOCAT portal
If your router needs USB support, chose a version with "USB" in the title.
There are "tailed" versions for named routers that have special needs.
There's also a "generic" version for routers with 60K nvram.
a ND-USB-Std A build (standard)
b ND-USB-NoSSH B build (standard minus SSH)
c ND-USB-NoCIFS C build (standard minus CIFS)
d ND-USB-Lite D build (standard minus Samba server)
m ND-USB-Ext M build (standard plus extra utilities and NTFS support)
e ND-USB-VPN E build (standard plus VPN and NTFS support)
s ND-Std S build (no USB support)
f ND-Mini F build (no USB support minus JFFS and CIFS)
v ND-VPN V build (VPN with no USB support)
vs SMALL-VPN VS build (Small VPN with no USB support)
nc Ext+NOCAT+VPN NC build (standard plus VPN, extra utilities, NTFS support and NOCAT)"
ncm Mini-NOCAT NCS build (no USB support, NOCAT)"
ncs Standard-NOCAT NCS build (std + NOCAT)"
I'm not really sure (because i don't have a dual band router, and not interested me so far), but I think the versions "RT" did not support 5GH only for E4200, not for E3000.
In any case, you can test a "RT" version and if does not support 5GH, you can upgrade to an "RT-N" version.
As in "RT" and in "RT-N" you will find versions for E3000, or E4200.
Just try. :)
Just lose a little more time.
But be careful to download a version that has "E3000" in name. And of course, do not forget to clear NVRAM before and after upgrade.
RT-N66U user / Shibby mod
If you read this thread you will see that 5GHz is possible with the RT builds. But there is RT-N builds available for the e3000. The original poster used v1.28.7493 MIPSR2-Toastman-RT K26 USB Ext and is able to see the 5GHz band. I believe the only difference is the version of the wireless driver.
Thanks Bozo. Seems like most E3000 users are running the RT version. I'll give that one a shot first and see how it goes. I still need to tinker around with my FIOS service to incorporate the E3000 into the mix. Looks like I have a fun project ahead. I'll report back.
Thanks there is some good info in this thread. I just have one more question that I wasn't able to figure out from the thread: Do the Toastman RT builds or RT-N builds for the E3000 include the new Broadcom wireless drivers as in newer versions than are in the build on the downloads page 11/30/2010? If so then I"ll upgrade as there may be some performance gain. Thanks again for the good info in this thread.
As of right now the best Toastman firmware versions for E2000 and E3000 is NOT the RT-N. Get Toastman's RT Version, latest is very stable and very fast…Sometimes "newer drivers" equals bad performance and is very much the case for the E2000 and E3000 series. The latest Toastman RT v1.28.7493 is by far the best I have ever ran on my own E2000 (which has identical wireless chip as E3000).