1)Tried SHIBBY's 116 RT-N5x build……too big to fit
2)Tried SHIBBY's 115 RT-N5x build…..runs very sluggishly, web page crashed after any savings, needed to do NVRAM erase often
3)Tried SHIBBY's 116 RT build…..worked OK, but I was missing CPU clock adjust from menu
4)Tried TOASTMAN's smaller RT-N build…..LAN not connected, spent hours to find out that DHCP DISABLED by DEFAULT -:(
5)Thanks to SHIBBY's ANON , on "tomatoanon.php" I have entered my model number, and discovered the existence of ADVANCED TOMATO , located AT.PRAHEC…..based on SHIBBY's , but different web interface and probably more….
Loaded the recommended for ASUS RT-N16, "at.prahec v1.22.16/K26RT-N/Asus%20RT-Nxx/tomato-K26USB-1.28.AT-RT-N5x-MIPSR2-1.22.16-VPN.trx" , it is 7.66 MB-—The larger BIG-VPN file was too big (7.87 MB) to fit.
There was also "extras-mipsr2.tar.gz" available
Unfortunately, router webpage opens up correctly only in Chrome, not in Firefox or Explorer (un-viewable)
Also streaming radio or video through wifi is very slow, although my internet connection is a same , verified with speedtest.
6)Also with a help of SHIBBY's ANON page, noticed Hyzoom BW518 versions, lists updated wifi drivers 5.100.138
After some search and translation, managed to download, it is available both in CHI and ENG. (\pan.baidu.com\s\-1\cMsgd\)
Downloaded and installed the largest 8 MB file: BWQ-K26-2014-02-26.HYZOOM.RT_N5x-8M-VPN-AR
All went good, it has an "elegant black" gui, came with an even newer wifi drivers 184.108.40.20612, and also shows wireless chip temperature and tx power + the "aria2 client" is a new feature too.
Hyzoom bwq518 features shown on ABOUT page:
Tomato Firmware 1.28.0116 MIPSR2-20140226.Hyzoom.RT_N5x K26 USB 8M-VPN-AR
USB support integration and GUI,
Linux kernel 220.127.116.11 and Broadcom Wireless Driver 18.104.22.16812 updates,
support for additional router models, dual-band and Wireless-N mode.
- Support Simple Chinese UI
- Display wireless chip temperature and txpwr
- Display CPU occupancy rate
- Add support for Tenda W1800R,N60 and N6 models
- Add support for HG320, H218N and RG200E-CA models
- Aria2 integration and GUI
Here is the STATUS page from web gui: (I have turned off 5Ghz, and increased CPU frequency to 500 MHZ, with added heatsink)
Model Belkin Play Max / N600 HD (F7D4301/F7D8301) v1
Chipset Broadcom BCM4716 chip rev 1 pkg 10
CPU Freq 500MHz
Flash Size 8MB
Time Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:10:36 -0400
Uptime 0 days, 06:06:50
CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.02 / 0.08 / 0.04
CPU Occupancy Rate 0%
Total / Free Memory 60.17 MB / 50.00 MB (83.10%)
Total / Free NVRAM 32.00 KB / 6028 (18.40%)
Wireless TxPower and Temperature eth1: 2.4G 16.25dBm(42mw) 40°C eth2: 5G 16.25dBm(42mw) —°C