I’ll write a longer post sometime but as a reference I flashed my Asus RT-AC66U router with the Shibby mod of the great Tomato firmware project. This allows me to use lots of very nice features not available from the stock firmware.
I downloaded the firmware from : http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K26RT-AC/
I chose the newest directory (121-en at time of this writing) and in there chose the AIO (All In One) version of the file : tomato-RT-AC66U_RT-AC6x–121-AIO-64K
Update April 2015. I just upgraded to the latest release and it worked like a charm. I simply downloaded the version from the newest directory (128-EN) and chose the upgrade option from the menu : http://router-ip-address/admin-upgrade.asp.
A really well-done implementation !
On top of that Shibby is super reactive on the linksysinfo forum and answers most of the questions users ask : http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/tomato-shibbys-releases.33858/
This is such a great example of the superiority of opensource software : we do live in great times, long live the share economy !!
Update September 2016: I once again upgraded following the procedure and it worked great.
This time however I wanted to erase the NVRAM so that I could reclaim some of the memory as only 4% was left available.
I used the following commands to capture the settings I did not want to re-enter by hand (go to Tools / System commands and copy-paste the results in Notepad for example) :
- QOS Settings : nvram export –set | grep qos
- Access restrictions : nvram export –set | grep rrule
- DHCP Rules : nvram export –set | grep dhcpd
Then once the upgrade was finished I restored the settings using the reverse commands :
- nvram set qos
- nvram set rrule
- nvram set dhcpd
I finished with a NVRAM COMMIT
Lots of great info on this on http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/using-qos-tutorial-and-discussion.28349/page-3#post-138676
Great, great stuff….