EasyTomato 0.8 Released!

We’re really happy to announce the release of EasyTomato 0.8!!  This is a major release of EasyTomato with a number of new features.  A lot of work went into this so I’d like to thank all of the developers who spent their after hours time on both EasyTomato and the core Tomato firmware.  We know you could have been doing a lot of other things, so THANKS!

Here are some of the highlights of the new version:

  • Bandwidth Graphing – We’ve got it, finally. Checkout the Bandwidth tab and see the pretty graphs. Clicking on any of the devices listed below will superimpose their data on the total.
  • Blocking HTTPS websites – Sites like Twitter and Facebook have switched to encrypted HTTPS connections, which is good, but makes blocking hard with the traditional way Tomato blocked website.  We’ve updated the blocking to deal with HTTPS sites.
  • Direct Flashing – No more DD-WRT involved in the install!  Users can go right from the Asus Firmware to EasyTomato.  We’ve updated the install guide to reflect this.
  • Integrated Adblocking – The check box right on the groups page.  It won’t get everything and AdBlock Plus is still a better option, but this lets you reduce ads on the entire network.
  • Restore Settings to any EasyTomato router (same version only) – As we are starting to see multiple routers used by a individual organizations, we have made it so your config settings are no longer locked to a single router. They should move nicely, between routers, but only routers running the same version number of EasyTomato.
  • Numerous Bug Fixes – Bugs are always a problem, but we’ve squashed lots!  Checkout github if you want an idea of what some of them were.
  • Newest Version of Toastman – We’ve updated EasyTomato to incorporate all of the newest bug fix.

Head over to the revamped download page to grab the new version and follow the upgrade guide, if needed.

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18 Responses to “EasyTomato 0.8 Released!”

  1. turuncu June 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Is guest networks (multiple ssid) possible with easy tomato 0.8


    • wrd June 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      Nope, as of now now guest networks are not possible. Maybe in the future, but it’s not high on our list at the moment.

  2. Michael June 11, 2013 at 12:31 am #


    If we have version 7.7 installed, do we follow the same procedure as a fresh install or can we just load the trx?

  3. wrd June 11, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    You’re good just loading the .trx file. Do clear your nvram though, we’ve made lots of changes under the hood.

    • Michael June 11, 2013 at 12:36 am #

      Awesome! Thanks much!!!

      I’ll be loading it tomorrow 8)

  4. Michael June 11, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    I’m a dummy. I didn’t even look at the “Documentation” section (for the upgrade portion). You can delete my comments.

    Any chance we can alter the reboot schedule to maybe once per month? I think mine is currently at once a week.

  5. Zgegator June 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Thanks for your job guys

    The upgrade was fine but since few day the Bandwidth Graphics vanish

    I have no idea why?

    • wrd June 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      Not sure what’s going on. We will try to take a look. Does it come back on a reboot?

  6. Zgegator June 22, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I can give you access to the router if needed

  7. Patrick Wasp June 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Looks good!

    Is there a forum or some place to ask questions about easy tomato?

    Specifically I’m looking at a way of mapping external IPs to internal ones. (I have 5 static IPs as part of my internet package, and wanted to map 4 of them to computers while 1 stays with easy tomato)

    • wrd June 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      Glad you like it! The best place to ask questions about EasyTomato or Tomato in general is the LinksysInfo forum. It’s very active so you should get some help pretty quickly.

  8. Tomppa K July 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm #


    Can I use 3G/4G-USB-adapter (ZTE MF821D) on easy tomato?


    • wrd July 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      We’re using Toastman’s version, so if he supports it so do we, but I don’t have a list of supported modems. Here is a post on a forum talking about supported versions. You could try asking there.

  9. Cris July 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    https blocking do not seem to work… 🙁 I want to find a way to control acess to https://facebook

  10. Cris July 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    my bad, adding the site without http or https works fine! amazing job! thanks!

  11. Walter August 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Nice work on the HTTPS blocking and bandwidth graphing. I can’t wait to see your QoS UI!

    FYI, in case it is helpful to anyone reading this, the new bandwidth tab initially showed no graph (just a big white area) for me after upgrade. After setting up bandwidth monitoring it still showed blank. However, I was saving to a custom path and there were old files there from the previous firmware. Telling it to create new files (reset data) allowed the new bandwidth graph to start working. I am not certain as I did both this and Bandwidth Monitoring setup at the same time, but I am guessing it is the “IP Traffic” setup and–if you have data saved from previous firmware–file reset that was required. This is found under Advance Tomato->Administration->IP Traffic Monitoring.

  12. Benno October 15, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Really neat upgrade thanks.

    Is it possible to modify the blocked sites list for ad blocking? Or even use an alternate host file?

    Can you think about adding the option to hide placeholders for blocked ads too next time.


    • wrd October 21, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      Most welcome!

      You can’t unless you compile your own version of ET. It’s a little too complex for the users we’re shooting for.

      We might be able to add this, but as it fully blocks some unexpected sites, we want to make sure users understand what’s happening and don’t think their internet is somehow broken (it’s happened to us!).

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