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Forked off from Tomato by Shibby, builds compiled by pedro .

For the following MIPSR1 and MIPSR2 routers: Asus WL500GP, N10U, N12 A1/B1/C1/D1/VP/K/HP, N15U, N16, N53, N66U, AC66U Netgear WNR3500LV1, WNR3500LV2, R6300V1, WNDR4500V1, WNDR4500V2, WNDR3400/v2/v3, WNDR3700v3, WNDR4000 Linksys WRT54 series, E800, E900, E1000v2/v2.1, E1200V1, E1200V2, E1500, E2000, E2500, E3000, E3200, E4200 Tenda W1800R, N80 D-Link DIR-320, DIR-865L Belkin F5D8235v3, F7D3301, F7D3302, F7D4302, F9K1102v1/v3.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any bricked routers, nor do I encourage other people to flash alternative firmwares on their routers. Use at your own risk!


  1. Install Debian via the graphical interface (for simplicity); install the SSH server, choose default [username]; the rest may be the default

  2. Login as root

  3. Update system:

    $ apt-get update
    $ apt-get dist-upgrade
  4. Install basic packages:

    $ apt-get install build-essential net-tools
  5. Set proper date/time:

    $ dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

    In case of problems here:

    $ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
  6. Add your [username] to sudo group:

    $ apt-get install sudo
    $ adduser [username] sudo
    $ reboot
  7. Login as [username], install base packages with all dependencies:

    $ sudo apt-get install autoconf m4 bison flex g++ libtool gcc binutils patch bzip2 make gettext unzip zlib1g-dev libc6 gperf automake groff
    $ sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 libncurses5 libncurses5-dev gawk gitk zlib1g-dev autopoint shtool autogen mtd-utils gcc-multilib lib32z1-dev pkg-config libssl-dev automake1.11
    $ sudo apt-get install libmnl-dev libxml2-dev intltool libglib2.0-dev libstdc++5 texinfo dos2unix xsltproc libnfnetlink0 libcurl4-openssl-dev libgtk2.0-dev libnotify-dev libevent-dev git
    $ sudo apt-get install re2c texlive libelf1 nodejs zip mc cmake ninja-build curl libglib2.0-dev-bin sqlite3 dconf-editor python3.11-dev
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
  8. Clone/download repository:

    $ git clone
  9. Reboot system .

  10. Add your email address to git config:

    $ cd freshtomato-mips
    $ git config --global "[email-address]"
  11. Add your username to git config:

    $ cd freshtomato-mips
    $ git config --global [name]


  1. Change dir to git repository ie: $ cd freshtomato-mips
  2. Before every compilation, use $ git clean -fdxq && git reset --hard, and possibly $ git pull to pull recent changes from remote
  3. To compile RT image, use: $ git checkout mips-master then: $ cd release/src-rt, check for possible targets: $ make help, use one (Mini for ie. WRT54G): $ make f
  4. To compile RT-N image, use: $ git checkout mips-RT-AC then: $ cd release/src-rt, check for possible targets: $ make help, use one (RT-N66U build AIO): $ make r64z
  5. To compile RT-AC image, use: $ git checkout mips-RT-AC then: $ cd release/src-rt-6.x, check for possible targets: $ make help, use one (RT-AC66U build AIO): $ make ac66z


To compile n6, n60, rtn53, e2500, e3200, wndr3400v2 and f9k targets (RT-N), before compilation you have to revert patch to the kernel:

$ cd release/src-rt/linux
$ patch -R -p4 < fix4usbap.patch