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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Tomato support only old devices or also more recent ones?

Tomato supports both old devices and modern ones. A good starting point is the Hardware Compatibility page. Keep a close eye on CPU speed, Ethernet port speed and Wi-Fi speed (with 802.11ac currently supporting the fastest Wi-Fi speed).

Q: What are FreshTomato's default login credentials?

  • Username: root
  • Password: admin

Q: What is FreshTomato's default IP address?

  • Default IPv4 address:
  • Netmask

Q: How can I make temporary changes to FreshTomato's settings that aren't saved unless I want them to be?

In the Administration/Debugging menu, enable the “Avoid commiting to NVRAM” setting. If you don't want to keep the settings changes, just reboot Tomato and they will return to the way they were before you made them. If you later decide you want to save the changes, uncheck the Avoid performing an NVRAM commit button. This make experimentation fun, and more safe.

Q: Where are some of the most common configuration files located for FreshTomato functions?

  • System log (syslog.txt) is located in TBD.
  • Dnsmasq log is located in: TBD.
  • Adblock log is located in: TBD.

Q: What are the common device names used to represent router interfaces/components?

  • vlan0: Wired (Ethernet) LAN ports
  • eth1: Wireless LAN
  • br0: Internal LAN bridge (configurable) for wired LAN and Wireless LAN
  • eth0: internal interface between CPU and the 6-port switch
faq.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/10 23:34 by hogwild