I installed the Tomato firmware on my WRT54GL about 15 minutes ago. I was clenching my teeth, preparing for a long slog through the trenches of firmwaredom but I got a very pleasant surprise!
- install firmware
- set the SSID and password
I was up in 5 minutes! W00t!
Now I’m wandering through the configuration and it all “just works”. I am very happy. I think I might have to make a donation to the project.
The main reason I needed to upgrade was that the Linksys firmware has this asinine problem: you can open specific ports in the firewall for services like FTP and VNC but you can’t set static DHCP IP addresses with the server, you’ve got to muck with the client computer’s settings. That is dumb. All the open source firmware does it, DD-WRT, Open-WRT etc… but Tomato promised to do it EASILY. And it succeeded.
5 stars for Tomato!