So after I figured out that I need to use build 101 or earlier of Shibby's AIO, because 102 and 104 have a bug which makes them incompatible with an RT-N16 I finally got Tomato on my router, and set up my first torrents.
I quickly ran into some issues though.
First issue… apart from the web interface, how do I access transmission torrent from my Windows desktop given that there is no PC version? Do I use Transmission-Qt Win?
If I do use TransmissionQT, how do I add a torrent such that it saves to the router's mounted USB drive? When I open a torrent it asks me for a destination folder, defaulting to one on my PC? Defeats the purpose of setting up a stand-alone torrent box if it saves locally…
Second issue, after adding some torrents from the web UI they all started downloading but soon stopped for lack of space. I turned off the router, pulled the USB disk and checked. The USB drive had plenty of space on it, and the partially downloaded files did not appear to be on it. They weren't saving to my computer as far as I could tell because the downloads continued when I turned the PC off. Are they saving to the RAM of the router itself instead of the USB drive?
Presumably I can create my own folder to save them to on the USB drive which I then specify. How do I do that? Do I need to make the folder myself (in Windows, then plug it in to the router and specify that as the destination folder) or will it make the directory. Do I use a drive letter or just something like "/downloaded"?
After I turned the router back on and tried to open the torrent web interface again, it says:
Unauthorized IP Address.
Either disable the IP address whitelist or add your address to it.
If you're editing settings.json, see the 'rpc-whitelist' and 'rpc-whitelist-enabled' entries.
If you're still using ACLs, use a whitelist instead. See the transmission-daemon manpage for details."
I Googled that and found various people doing various things with Linux and writing scripts and things, but is there a simpler way?