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Hi All,

Wanted to announce that we released EasyTomato 0.8 just a few days ago. If you've got an Asus RT-N16 you should go give it a spin!

EasyTomato is a little different from the standard DD-WRT, Tomato, or OpenWRT versions out there. The goal, as the name indicates, is to be easy to use and far better for access control and bandwidth management. The interface has totally been redone to be drag and drop ("AdvancedTomato" mode is still regular Tomato with all of the power features) and adds toggles like ad blocking and porn blocking.

It also shows bandwidth consumption per device, which you can overlay on the total (you can really see which roommate is bittorrenting LOTR 1080p extended addition while you're trying to Skype). I've attached some screen shots for your viewing pleasure. The install is also cleanly documented for nontechnical users and takes about 2 min.

It was actually made for schools and hospitals in the developing world (and is now used by some large, well known NGOs), but it's getting really good traction with home users in the States. Being able to selectively shut off your kids iPad or Facebook access at 8pm on weekdays through a drag and drop interface turns out to be pretty popular! :-)

We'd love it if you gave it a try and told us what you thought! Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

WRD-EasyTomato

I threw up a few screen shots for everyone's viewing pleasure.


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I have just flashed this onto my RT-N16 and it's working really well. Backbone (AdvancedTomato) is Toastman's Tomato with all the features, and the easy assignment of groups with controls (EasyTomato) is just awesome. This is the best firmware I've had the opportunity to use so far.

One question- on the main page what exactly does "Block Advertisements" do? Is there a way to manually tell it what filter to go off of or edit it or anything?
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We're glad you like it!

The block ads checkbox uses the All-U-Need adblocking script. Unfortunately you don't have control over it. If you only have a few computers, using adblock plus is likely a better option.
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how robust is the firmware? has there ever been any backdoor exploits?

could a manufacturer gain access to the network even with this firmware?
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