My name is Michal Rupental. I’m 32 years old. I graduated computer science studies with a specialization in network and system administration. Now I work as an administrator in Wroclaw, Poland.

I started my adventure with Tomato in 2009, when I bought my first router Linksys WRT54GSv1. While searching info about this device on the web, I found the page openlinksys.info. There I read about Tomato and its features for the first time. I made SD-MOD for this router and continued exploration of abilities of this software. Unfortunately it didn’t work for long, I bricked it.

At this point there was ASUS WL500GP with USB port and wonderful MOD Tomato by Teddy_Bear available, so Asus served as my next router for over a year. During this time I acquired and shared knowledge, I wrote reviews and tutorials for OpenLinksys which was noted and i was rewarded with an administrator rank on the forum.

However, my first compilations were based on OpenWRT and TP-Link 1043nd which I had bought in November 2010. In January I became a happy owner of Asus RT-N16 and I wanted to create Tomato which would suit my needs. The begging was hard but also productive. In December 2010 I published my first software – Tomato by Shibby. Soon after I published a polish version of Tomato. The first release with an in-built Torrent client was published in March 2011. Till now my  version of Tomato gained approval of many users around the world and I think that I became a part of Tomato’s history.

I’d like to thank all users of my Tomato version.  The fact you use and appreciate my work motivates me to continue and release newer and better versions.

Best regards