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This page summarizes data needed to verify status, basic configuration settings and hardware specifications.
The Overview page is split into sections including System, Ethernet Ports State, WAN, LAN and Wireless.


This section displays hardware specifications and resource usage and information. It is not affected by configuration settings.

Ethernet Ports State

Here, icons are shown representing Ethernet ports. The LED colours represent link speeds:
BLUE = 1Gbps
GREEN = 100Mbps
AMBER = 10Mbps

The inner part of each ethernet icon turns:
Grey for half-duplex
Black for full-duplex

NOTE: The blinking LED colour matches the link speed. However, the LEDs flashing interval is fixed;
it doesn't represent the amount of network activity.


Settings for the Ethernet Ports State are in the Network menu.


Here you can find the WAN status. Information displayed here will vary based on the type of WAN connectivity (DHCP, PPPoE, etcetera).

CPU Load: This is the proportion of time (in percent) the CPU is in use for running tasks/executing code.1)

Status: This indicates whether the router is connected to or disconnected from the Internet.

Connection Uptime: This displays the amount of time the router has been connected to the Internet during its current session.

Remaining Lease Time: This shows the amount of time left on the WAN port's current DHCP/IP lease.

Release: Clicking this button disconnects the router from the Internet/WAN.

Renew: Clicking this button attempts to renew the IP lease, and reconnect the router to the Internet/WAN.


The LAN section provides info about FreshTomato's LAN interface.

Wireless (2.4 GHz / ethx) and Wireless (5 GHz/ethy)

The Wireless (2.4 GHz /ethx) and Wireless (5 GHz/ethy) section displays (model-dependent) information and status of the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi interface and/or 5 GHz Wi-Fi network interface on the router. You'll see one section for each frequency band supported by the hardware.

The FreshTomato device name may be different than what's shown, depending on your hardware. Remember that FreshTomato device name numbers begin at 0. For example, the first Wi-Fi interface might be eth0, while the second might be eth1.

Enable: Clicking this button will turn on the Wi-Fi radio shown under the same heading. This button only appears on some hardware.

Disable: Clicking this button will turn off the Wi-Fi radio shown under the same heading, disconnecting any client devices. This button only appears on some hardware.

Stop: Clicking on this button will stop the sampling of data used to update the Overview page. Selecting any interval rate from the dropdown menu to the left, and then clicking Refresh will begin displaying data on the Overview page once again. The data will be refreshed according to the setting selected in the Refresh menu.

CPU Load is in the System section. CPU Load does not equal CPU Utilization. For more information:
overview.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/12 00:45 by djk44883