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Tenda announces Open Source Tomato Compatibility for Wireless AC Routers


Tenda Technology Inc. a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda – an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware – today announces open source Tomato firmware compatibility for existing W1800R and W1801R Wi-Fi routers*.

Tomato is the leading Linux-based open source firmware for wireless routers and access points using Broadcom chipsets. It enhances these devices with better performance and new options. Tenda did extensive R&D to make sure Tomato works with these routers.

“Networking enthusiasts know the value of Tomato firmware,” states Jeff Wang, director of global marketing for Tenda. “We paired user feedback with rigorous internal tests of Tomato on our routers and concluded it was a valuable asset; our partnership with Broadcom assures us of Tomato’s stability on our hardware.”

The products covered in this announcement are the W1800R and W1801R. Please see a brief summary of their hardware below:

Tenda W1801R

  • Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router
  • Wireless speed up to 450 + 1300Mbps
  • 2.4GHz: IEEE802.11b/g/n ; 5.0GHz/ac/b/g/n
  • 3x 5dBi external detachable antennas

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Tenda W1800R

  • Wireless AC1750
  • Dual Band Gigabit
  • IEEE 802.11a/n/ac, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • 3x 5dBi External Detachable Omni-directional Antennas

*Installing Tomato firmware DOES NOT void Tenda’s hardware warranty. While Tenda will continue covering the hardware, Tenda cannot support Tomato issues, but will try to help. Tenda has 24hrs USA based phone support in English, and soon, Spanish.