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Looking to purchase a new Modem+Router Combo. Will be used to run TomatoUSB.

So what would be the recommended combo?

- TP Link TD 8840 + ASUS RT-N16
- TP Link TD 8840 + Linksys E2000
- Draytek Vigor 120 + Linksys E2000
- Draytek Vigor 120 + PFSense + Cheap linksys Router
- Other?

Will be used for IP Bandwidth Monitoring. So most likely TomatoUSB + ipt-parse.
Edited by adamx - 7/25/11 at 6:19pm
post #2 of 8
Dont know nothing about those modems but the ASUS RT-N16 is great with Toastman's TomatoUSB. I got mine 2 weeks ago and flashed it with dd-wrt first but didnt like it and ended up flashing it with 1.28.7476 MIPSR2-Toastman-RT K26 USB VPN and it works flawless
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I recommend dd-wrt. Just a personal preference .
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I also don't know modems that well, but I also own the Asus RT-N16. I love mine, and its on Asus firmware.
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What modems would you recommend?

Does DDWRT have some sort of IP Bandwidth Monitor?
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Originally Posted by adamx View Post
What modems would you recommend?

Does DDWRT have some sort of IP Bandwidth Monitor?
I think (don't quote me on that) I saw something about bandwidth monitoring on the stock Asus firmware with the RT-N16. Not sure though, I'd have to login and poke around again.... Never used DD-WRT or Tomato yet.

I've just got a generic Motorola Surfboard modem personally (cable). All I use it for is a gateway, so the modem REALLY doesn't matter too terribly much. If it works, it works.
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DD WRT has the bandwidth charts for both LAN and WAN speeds under status. It also shows the speeds you are running at and how much you have downloaded on a daily basis. I'd recommend the Asus RTN16 only because it is newer
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DD WRT has the bandwidth charts for both LAN and WAN speeds under status. It also shows the speeds you are running at and how much you have downloaded on a daily basis. I'd recommend the Asus RTN16 only because it is newer

But does ddwrt have bandwidth monitor for individual ip's? Similar to what ipt-parse or bandwidthd/ntop does.

Well the RT-N16 is 2.5x the price of the E2000 (new new second hand) here, so if they're aren't any significant advantages, I might as well get the E2000?
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