Tomato Firmware on Asus WL-500g Premium V2

For a while I have been running Tomato Firmware on my LinkSys WRT54GL. I needed to get another Tomato router for a friend, but the store was out of the WRT54GL. I ended up buying an Asus WL-500g Premium V2 instead. It took a while to install Tomato on it. Two things:

  1. Use the ND-version of Tomato
  2. Flash using the ASUS restore program (from Windows)

This worked with Tomato 1.27 ND.

I would recommend this router to anyone who considers getting a WRT54GL; it is faster, has more RAM and ROM, looks better and ASUS has some kind of flash restoration system, so you should be able to fix it even if you bricked it.

  1. Thank you! This was very helpful. If running Windows 7 make sure you run firmware restore utility as administrator.

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