Everything you have mentioned is supported in all of Toastmans builds for the WNR3500Lv2. You can also use any of Shibby's builds. You will aslo be able to get detailed logs as well. The first DD-WRT release for the v2 was the firmware that did not support PPPOE. However, the latest one does. The only thing is there is no USB storage support yet. It has just the basic features so far as it is still being developed.
Categories: WNR3500Lv2 Open Source Router
1. Is PPPoE supported in this version - I saw a note in the initial version that it was not. It's my only way to connect to the wild web, so must have it
2. Is USB storage supported? Netgear native version works in Windows and Android tablet (Thrive), but on the tablet it fails in file explorers. I wonder if this Tomato version might do the job
3. Are the logs better than the native firmware? - I'm used to Hyperwrt-Thibor on WRT54g logs and not two-liners which are rough to read
4. Can we tweak the wifi signal power a bit?
If you are going with the Shibby builds make sure you use the ones under "K26RT-N" branch. The latest is v092. From there you will find WNR3500Lv2. The firmware listed there is the one you want to use.
If you use Toastman's builds you will click on the "RT-N MIPSR2" branch. Then, 1.28.0498.1 STD/VLAN are the latest builds. Click on the one you want. Finally, scroll all the way down the list to the very bottom where the firmware contains WNR3500Lv2. It is very important to make sure you use firmware for v2 and not v1. Using v1 firmware will result in a brick.
Hope this helps. If you have any questions let me know.
I have used the 092 build it will work just fine on the v2. Just make sure you download the firmware for the v2.
You can flash back to the Netgear firmware via the upgrade option in Tomato. Just like your flashing to a newer firmware version. You can also flash to Tomato or DD-WRT right from the Netgear firmware.
I'm not sure if you need to set a static IP or not. I do though. I use static IP's for every PC I have.
To assign IP's to each device this can be done under basic > DHCP/ARP/BW. You would enter the MAC address of the device. Then, check the boundnd to box. Enter the IP address you want to assign. Finally, check the box for IP traffic, and enter a name for the device.
NP at all. Glad I could help. If you have any problems after flashing let me know. I will try my best to help ya out. I also had a thread where multiple things was covered, and I wanted to change the topic lol. I know what you mean about it:)
Glad to hear you enjoy it. I am using that exact same build. It really gives you a lot of features over the standard firmware.