Tomato & AdvancedTomato


Tomato Features of Interest

  • Interactive Ajax based GUI using SVG and CSS-based color schemes (allowing GUI look and feel changes)
  • CLI access (BusyBox) via Telnet or SSH (using Dropbear)
  • DHCP server (with static allocation of IP addresses)
  • DNS forwarder (using Dnsmasq)
  • Netfilter/iptables with customizable settings, IPP2P and l7-filter
  • Wake-on-LAN
  • Advanced QoS: 10 unique QoS classes defined, real-time graphs display prioritized traffic with traffic class details
  • Client bandwidth control via QoS classes
  • Bandwidth statistics and graphing
  • Wireless modes:
    • Access point (AP)
    • Wireless client station (STA)
    • Wireless Ethernet (WET) bridge
    • Wireless distribution system (WDS also known as wireless bridging)
    • Simultaneous AP and WDS (also known as wireless repeating)
  • Dynamic DNS service with ezUpdate and services extended for more providers
  • Syslog viewable through the GUI (also downloadable)
  • SES button control
  • JFFS2
  • CIFS client
  • Wireless LAN Adjustment of radio transmit power, antenna selection, and 14 wireless channels
  • 'Boot wait' protection (increase the time slot for uploading firmware via the boot loader)
  • Advanced port forwarding, redirection, and triggering with UPnP and NAT-PMP
  • Advanced user access restrictions
  • Init, shutdown, firewall, and WAN Up scripts
  • Uptime, load average, and free memory status
  • Minimal reboots - Very few configuration changes require a reboot
  • Wireless survey page to view other networks in your neighborhood
  • More comprehensive dashboard than stock firmware: displays signal strengths of wireless client devices, reveals UPnP mappings
  • Configuration persistence during a firmware upgrade.


A fancier GUI and Modification of Tomato.