[ TOMATO ] - Questions about CoreGrenouille & Tomato's reliability

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[ TOMATO ] - Questions about CoreGrenouille & Tomato's reliability

Hi everybody,


=> 1st Topic and also 1st message for me in this forum. I bought a Netgear WNR3500L less than one month ago and I have 2 or 3 questions.

Please don't be careful about my English...I'm just French.Cool

So, now, let's begin!!


==> 1st question:

Like every owner of this kind of equipment, we all are concerned about the security level Tomato's FW can bring to our LAN against external threats.

Is my Tomato Firmware v1.28.7466 MIPSR2-Toastman K26 USB Ext as much reliable as a Netgear stock FW in terms of security? More? Less? ( I mean the efficiency of the firewall... )


===> 2nd question:

I just installed a kind of plugin hosted on a USB key plugged on the router which allows it to test my broadband connection periodically (every 30mins -> Ping / UL / DL).

You can see here several graphics which sum up my bandwith.

The tutorial to get this working on my router is hosted here.

Now, here is my question:

Can someone tell me if "installing" this on the router could create a security breach? Or is it totally safe if the tutorial has been followed line by line?


====> Thanx a lot in advance for your answers and I'd like to say that I'm very happy to be now a member of this OpenRouter Community!




MavericK_56's picture
=> 2 days passed since I've

=> 2 days passed since I've posted this topic...

==> ...is there really nobody to answer to my 2 questions?

Have a good day!


Subhra's picture
First question==>

First question==>
As per my knowledge, every firmawre (stock firmware and other open-source firmwares) comes with standard securirty features. So you should have those security features with this TOMATO firmware too. But as I have seen Netgear provide a traffic monitoring tool(traffic_meter) which you might not have with this frimware. You may miss such features in your TOMATO firware.

Second Question==>
In your second question, I am not able to understand the tutorial as it is not written in english. So, if you provide me a link of tutorial in english then I will try
to answer your question.