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I have 2 E2500 Version 1 here and tried all three current Tomato versions - Shibby, Toastman and Advanced.
I had the 2.4GHz in client mode and 5GHz as AP. It is not usable, the 5GHz part fucks up every half hour or so and I need to unplug the routers. I can't see what's wrong - sometimes I can still access the HTML config but it doesn't show anything abnormal.
The failures can reach from no access to internet/WAN side to no access to router's HTML but still internet access to complete block of the 5GHz wifi - despite Windows still connecting to it. Android wouldn't connect any more in that case. Too bad, nice small device would have been ideal but absolutely unusable.

Any idea if an older version might work better and which? I read somewhere else that problems with the 5GHz band were present even in the original firmware and fixed in the 2.0.0 Linksys firmware. I also tried flashing that one and then Tomato again, but similar failures still occurred.

I need to block all of the web sites beginning with 123*.* movie sharing sites. I use OpenDNS family shield however they only block a few of the 123 sites.

I tried:


in access description and variations of that. I had no luck at all.

From what I researched online this is an easy thing to do. I am missing something.

thanks all


Blocking movie sites by Brian_caBrian_ca, 20 Jan 2017 10:42

Use Shibby 137 - seems like 138 has some problems. Cheers.

Re: netgear r9000 by Limey1Limey1, 18 Jan 2017 06:00

netgear r9000
i bought one!
is it suitable for tomatousb? if its a yes ….which firmware do i need to download?

thank you ….

netgear r9000 by aviyaviy, 18 Jan 2017 05:28

Hello I am trying to setup a linksys e1200 as an internet router with 30 public ips. I want all the public ips to have access to the internet but I want the internet to have access to only certain ports and ips behind my router. Do I need to run iptables commands for this? Can I use the access restrictions for this? My public interface shows as vlan2 and my private interface shows as br0 with ifconfig. If I wanted to allow access to port 80 and 8080 behind br0 to ip address a.a.a.a what commands should I run?

As noted elsewhere here 138 has issues-you should use 137 until further notice. Cheers.

Re: Asus RT-AC68U Problems by Limey1Limey1, 17 Jan 2017 18:49

So I bought the AC68U and finished flashing it from the T-Mobile firmware. I was hoping to take advantage of the USB 3.0 port and sell off my AC66U. The only noticeable difference to me is the USB 3.0 as the 5ghz side is limited to 1300mbps and the only speed difference is on 2.4 ghz (450 vs 600). So I am up and running on "tomato-RT-AC68U-ARM—138-AIO-64K" and my through put is awful. On the overview screen they sit most of the time at 27 (2.4ghz) and 54 (5.0ghz). Noise level on both is acceptable. This is compared to my Asus RT-AC66U running at 121 and 600 on 2.4 and 5.0. I expected at least similar/same speeds. When I connect to the 68U the on 2.4 the speed drops to 11 and no real change on 5.0.

I've swapped the channels between the two e.g. 10 and 48 on 66U and compared to 10 and 48 on 68U. The 66U gives me 121 and 270 on 2.4 and 5.0. All of these numbers are from the overview screen.

I get roughly the reported speeds /2 /8. E.g. if it reports 160, I can download from a wired connection at 20 MBps.

So the 68U is driving me insane. Has anyone had issues like this? Is it tomato or a hardware issue.

Asus RT-AC68U Problems by NotBillJoyNotBillJoy, 16 Jan 2017 23:44
QOS Help
Anubhav PrieyadarshiAnubhav Prieyadarshi 15 Jan 2017 16:49
in discussion Discussions / General » QOS Help

Hey guys,

I have a 26mbps connection.

I recently setup a Nighthawk r7000 router with tomato . loving it.

i am completely new to such advanced router and qos itself

what i wanted (for start) that when im constantly downloading something. I want to turn on my tv and start watching netflix. and If lets say netflix needs 10mbps , my download should reduce to 13mbps and continue.
as soon as im done with my tv. downlaod should go back up to 26mbps . i am a layman . but im guessing thats not too much to ask.

in tomato i setup my tv's mac address on a qos class which has 100% and 100% inbound..

and my pc's mac is on a qos class which has 5% and 100% inbound .

so yeah i dont mind download speeds getting low . as long as its all automatic while netflix is on.

its working . but not as effective as i would hoped.

whats happening is that netflix starts using 5mbps and my download reduces to 20-21. which is fine

but if my download is off. the netflix can go upto 10mbps and use the best quality.

most tv users will know that quality cannot be forced on netflix tv apps :( .

so what are the solutions for this ?

thank you for time

QOS Help by Anubhav PrieyadarshiAnubhav Prieyadarshi, 15 Jan 2017 16:49

yesterday it started to act weird. I can not connect anymore between the servers but I can ping. No problem for internet. If I want to access a server from another server I have to use external IP and port it works but internal IP and ports there is no connectivity.

Could you please help me
my version Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-138 K26 USB Mega-VPN
Device Cisco E4200

no internal connection by krmlkkrmlk, 14 Jan 2017 07:21

Hi everyone,

A small backstory.. I have been using my Asus RT-N66U for years now and it's been fantastic. I started out with feeling a bit limited so I installed merlin's firmware. From there I wanted to create a guest network and better QoS settings so I switched over to Shibby Tomato. Well it's been about 3 years with Tomato and I think I've finally 'outgrown' it. Don't get me wrong, it's been a fantastic time with Tomato, but my network has grown a lot since I first got the router so I decided to switch over to PFSense.

Anyways, I still have my RT-N66U installed with Shibby Tomato (v138). I want to use it as just an Access Point for wifi so after a bit of searching, it seems I should just reflash to wipe everything, then disable WAN and the DHCP server. I read that with the original Asus firmware, switching to AP mode turns the WAN port into a regular LAN port. Would it be the same on Tomato?

I've also had a few bugs/problems with v138. Maybe it's the way I set it up (I was in a rush this install), but what firmware version would be known as rock solid for just using it as an AP?

Thank you!

RT-N66U in Access Point mode. by nndtnndt, 11 Jan 2017 20:57

For those of you having problems finding the 5Ghz option, make sure USB Support is turned 'ON' or 'enabled' in you options. I was having the same problem, did a reset to default and 5Ghz option appeared again. Since my E2500 router does not have USB I decided to turn 'OFF' the service and that is when I saw the 5Ghz option disappear again.

Read somewhere that this band is emulated or operated via USB in this router model but I cannot find the website nor confirm this information. All that I can say is what I found while playing with the menu options.

You might need to download a version of Tomato for E2500 that supports USB if you do not see the USB menu on the left.

Hope it helps.

Proper ProTip indeed, saved me much pain, rebooting or defaulting router. Just Enabled 'Core USB Support' in 'USB & NAS' section.

Thank you very very much.

Hi all.

I have a Netgear R7000 running the latest Tomato firmware, v138 at the time of writing.
I am using a usb3.0 hub with a Renesas controller, and a extra power supply. My problem is,
that some of my usb3.0 drives are not detected by Tomato when used on the usb3.0 port with
the usb hub in between. A little detail:

All tests on the usb3.0 port have been tested with the "USB 3.0 Support" both enabled and disabled.

Any drive I've tried (usb2 or usb3) is detected just fine when attached directly to the usb3.0 port
This is also true for the usb2.0 port. Any drive is detected just fine.
But the behavior changes when using a usb3.0 hub.

With the hub connected to the usb3.0 port, any usb2.0 drive is detected, but only some usb3.0 drives are detected.
I've tried several combination of drives in the hub, no luck. I also tried connecting them one at a time, still no luck.
It's always the same drives that are not detected.

If I move the hub to the usb2.0 port on the router, all drives work flawlessly and are always detected.
Off cause I also tested the drives directly on my computer, this also works just fine.

This is NOT about speed. I am just wondering why this is so.
Maybe one of you have an idea as to why this is, and if it can be fixed?

Regards and thank you for Tomato.

USB 3.0 with USB hub by OnemangangOnemangang, 08 Jan 2017 14:23

Hello. I select to allow remote access and wireless access. I click save and the configuration screen come back about 10 seconds later with those two items are un-selected.

I tried selecting them one at a time however it will still not save correctly.

I am using a Netgear r7000

Any help is appreciated.

thanks, Bj

Allowing Remote access by Brian_caBrian_ca, 03 Jan 2017 19:55

Sorry, I'm new to networking two routers together. I connected a Verizon router to Tomato router via DMZ done. Everything seems to be working ok other than port forwarding. I have port forwarding setup on the tomato router. Verizon router is on a different subnet with ip while tomato on Would I need to set something on one of these routers to make forwarding to work?


thank you i found it at last and it works great

Re: can any one help me plz by ahmedfacahmedfac, 03 Jan 2017 17:26

hi i have an Access point have the same hardware of linksys E1550 USB after many times i can at last flash it with e1550 advanced tomato usb last version it works very good but i have a small problem my router wan port number is 0 and lan ports are 1,2,3,4 e1550 wan port number is 4 and lan ports are 0,1,2,3 i can configure wan port at my router at last port 4 not 0 i can compile firmware to it from here advancedtomato by ubuntu cross compile
all i want to know where is the file at src that i can edit in order to make wan port 0 and lan 1,2,3,4
i allready edit file advancedtomato/release/src/router/www/advanced-vlan.asp

//    case 'FiberHome HG320':
            case 'Linksys E800 v1.0':
            case 'Linksys E900 v1.0':
            case 'Linksys E1200 v1.0':
            case 'Linksys E1200 v2.0':
            case 'Linksys E1500 v1.0':
            case 'Linksys E1550 v1.0':
                COL_P0N = '1';
                COL_P1N = '2';
                COL_P2N = '3';
                COL_P3N = '4';
                COL_P4N = '0';
            case 'Linksys E2500 v1.0':
            case 'Linksys E2500 v1/v2/v3':
            case 'Linksys E3200 v1.0':
            case 'Linksys E4200 v1':
//    case 'Netgear WNDR3700v3':
//    case 'Netgear WNDR4000':
            case 'Netgear WNDR4500 V1':
//    case 'Netgear WNDR4500 V2':
//    case 'Netgear R6300 V1':
                COL_P0N = '0';
                COL_P1N = '1';
                COL_P2N = '2';
                COL_P3N = '3';
                COL_P4N = '4';

but i have the same problem
and if it easy to edit can i change image name with my router name — ( not important to me as wan number) waitting your answer
can any one help me plz by ahmedfacahmedfac, 03 Jan 2017 16:09

Hi guys,

First, sorry if the question is fool or if the answer already exist but after hours searching I'm becoming mad …

I succesfully connected my 4G USB dongle Huawei E3276s on my Asus RT66U router (for the story, you CANT use the dongle as it on this router, USB port have not enough power, use an USB hub with external power supply or like me, make or buy an Y cable).

Ping tool on tomato works, but I have no internet access on my computer connected via ethernet. I guess it's just a config to do …

I precise that it's a fresh install, just configured 4G in WAN that's all.

Any ideas ?


WAN connected but no internet by battobatto, 03 Jan 2017 11:27

Hi Guys,

Is it possible, maybe with a Trick, to Restore the Configuration from one Router to another one?
Or maybe export all the Settinbgs and import them to a replacement Router?

There are so many Things manually configured, it will be Horror to do this all again.

Best Regards

Systemconfiguration Restore by mastadookmastadook, 02 Jan 2017 11:28

For anyone stumbling across this while Googling, I fixed issue by replacing first iptables line with this:

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 2118 -j ACCEPT

Hi Guys,
first I wish you all a Happy New Year :)

hope someone can help me here:

I try to flash a RT-N66U with tomato-RT-N66U_RT-AC6x—
I have start the flash Process as explained with the Asus utility.
First cleared the NV Ram
then start in Resett Mode and uploaded the Firmware works fine
The Systemrestoration starts and needs some Minutes.
After this has reached 100% I got the Errormessage that Connection is lost to the Device.
When I now switch Off and On again the Router, it goes directly to the Resett Mode.
Showing a slow blinking Power LED and I can start the Transfer again.
I tried this several Times but I got same Error again and again.

The Router has:
HW Rev.: B1
F/W Ver.

Did anyone has an Idea what the Problem may is?

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