Set Up VLANs with Tomato and a Cisco Small Business Switch

Mark Berry January 6, 2017

I blogged five years ago about setting up guest wireless with Tomato. For that, I just plugged a separate switch into a router port dedicated to the wireless VLAN. Worked great. But now I need separate VLANs for access points, phones, and cameras connected one 24-port PoE switch, i.e. one router port must pass traffic for multiple VLANs. Here’s how I set that up.

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Tomato Shibby Ports Backward on E2000

Mark Berry April 27, 2016

Today I converted from a Toastman build of Tomato router firmware to the latest Shibby build (136) on the Linksys E2000. I used a spare E2000 device so I could copy configuration values (mostly manually). Then I carefully unplugged one cable at a time from the Toastman router and plugged them in to the same ports on the Shibby router. I couldn’t even ping the router!

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Slow File Transfer over Cisco VPN with Tomato QoS

Mark Berry March 5, 2015

I recently upgraded my Linksys E2000 router to Tomato Firmware v1.28.7507 MIPSR2Toastman-RT K26 VLAN-VPN. This includes quite a few default QoS rules.

Today I connected to a customer network using Cisco AnyConnect VPN software, then used Windows Explorer to copy an 40MB file over the VPN. The transfer was extremely slow, averaging under 8 KB/second, which would take over an hour to transfer 40MB.

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