Tomato with R8000

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ludonice's picture
Tomato with R8000

Hi ,


I'm a new user in wrt router .

I want flash My Netgear R8000 for Tomato .

After a first try , bricked . I forgot the initial file, my bad . Netgear replace my router in warranty so i want try again without error for this time .


Could you tell me every step for realise a flash to tomato in best condition (best version of firmware and initial files and step to flash  )? 


Thanks for your help 

xpusostomos's picture
Does Tomato support R8000? I

Does Tomato support R8000? I haven't heard of it.

ludonice's picture
Yes on their website

Yes on their website (actually down)  it's possible to download file for R8000 . After many research i prefer use Advanced tomato, it's better interface i think . But on their website i don't see initial file for R8000

sklarr's picture
I have the same problem.  It

I have the same problem.  It actually won't even let me flash an older firmware from netgears website, but their auto updater was able to update me to their newer version.  I tried doing the 30/30/30 reset before, saw no change.  Tried with out of box firmware, tried older kong and standard dd-wrt images.  Nothing works.  I would also like help, as the only reason I bought this model was to run dd-wrt on it.

mamarcac's picture
I'm running an R8000 - Tomato

I'm running an R8000 - Tomato Shibby with 72 days Uptime right now (72 days ago we had a power outage). I'd used DD-WRT for years, tried a bunch of Kong's builds on this R8000 and never made it past 13 days Uptime. With Tomato, it's been smooth sailing for almost 2 years with zero reboots.

I hope some info helps others - I'm using build 136 of Tomato Shibby . IF you follow all instructions, have patience, do the proper resets you will have a solid router. Some tips - establish a new IP for the router that doesn't conflict with your modem (I use -- just choose anyting except or .0.1) and configure the settings properly - wireless channels, enable CTF, Upper/Lower, 20/40 MHz etc. These HAVE to be set properly to get good performance. If you're tinkering with Tomato or DD-WRT you should know this comes with the territory.

I can't help but read most of the comments on this forum about Tomato not working, and think people didn't take the time to really get every setting tuned properly. It took me a while and research to figure it out but was totally worth it.