DD-WRT Companion

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About this app

DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of wireless (WLAN) routers and embedded systems.

Had you ever tried to use the DD-WRT web interface on an Android device, you should have noticed how impractical it is to navigate with.

This app lets you monitor and manage your DD-WRT routers on the go. Anytime. Anywhere.
Management features are being added progressively.

This app requires Secure SHell (SSH) to be enabled (and working!) on the router (and maybe external access if your router is behind a NAT network).
See the support website for instructions on how to setup your router(s): http://help.ddwrt-companion.rm3l.org

DD-WRT Companion supports both private key and password-based SSH authentication methods. We do recommend you leverage strong public-private key authentication for SSH access.


• Material Design UI, with Dark and Light themes

• Can handle multiple routers, each with different set of settings

• It supports both private key and password-based SSH authentication methods. Of course, such sensitive info is encrypted locally and never ever leave your mobile device.

• PIN protection

• Home Screen Widgets

• Access Restrictions (Parental Control)

• Speed Testing

• WAN connection status + Network Topology Map

• Traffic monitoring + sharing with detailed daily breakdown

→ Backup (as RAW or CSV) and Restore WAN Monthly Traffic Data

• List of hosts connected

→ Notifications - can also show up on wearable devices like smartwatches

→ View details on the network card manufacturer

→ Monitor Active IP Connections (overall and per-client)

→ Distribution Pie charts: view top hosts (destination IPs with the most active connections, or local hosts with the most active connections)

→ View name, IP and MAC addresses, Last Seen date, download/upload rates, total download/upload bandwidth usage, wireless network name, ...

→ View RSSI, Signal Strength and SNR for wireless clients

→ Various sorting and filters options

→ Monitor WAN (Internet) Realtime Traffic for each connected host, with the ability to disable or enable WAN Access with the click of a finger

→ Set local aliases, so you won't always have to remember which MAC Address belongs to which user/device

• Wake on LAN (WOL) support

• Syslog stream output, with keyword lookup and sorting capability

• Ability to set per-router preferences (sync interval, theme, ...)

• OpenVPN logs, with keyword lookup

• OpenVPN Client settings editing: for example, you can change the target VPN server

• Wireless Networks QR-Codes preview and sharing: you now no longer need to share your WiFi password to your guests. Just share the generated QR Code and they can connect instantly (provided they use a compatible QR Code scanner app)

• NVRAM variables listing, editing and sharing

• Actions on Router: reboot, hard-reset to default, backup / restore

• Toolbox utilities for your Router for troubleshooting potential issues: state-of-the-art network diagnostics tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup, ...) are included

• Commands: issue any commands to your router, remotely, and retrieve the output

• Home Screen Widgets

Please note that this app is not affiliated to the official DD-WRT project.

For details on which permissions we request and why, please see: https://help.ddwrt-companion.app/android/permissions.html


→ Some DD-WRT builds (such as r21061) reportedly have SSH connection issues. The issue is with the SSH server itself, not with this app.
If the app cannot connect to your Router, first ensure you can SSH into your Router from a computer, using the same credentials you provided to the app.

Feel free to reach out to me at apps+ddwrt@rm3l.org for any inquiries.

Support Pages: https://help.ddwrt-companion.app
Updated on
Mar 1, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

637 reviews
Hady Koussa
March 27, 2023
Nice app and it works mostly, but it needs some improvements. For a paid app, it should be updated more often. But, overall, it serves the purpose, especially the ability to connect to the router securily with SSH private keys and the functionality of rebooting the router and checking for new firmware on the DD-WRT FTP site. I also like the functionality of sharing the wireless settings via a QR code saving me the hassle of providing Wi-Fi passwords to my guests. Keep up the good work!
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A Google user
September 21, 2018
It worked well for some time but broke recently. There doesnt seem to be any more updates from the developer. I used it mainly to enable access restrictions feature to my AC68U. For the last few months, when I enable access restrictions on the companion app, it results on all servers getting disconnected from WAN access. I have to go through the browser web interface to fix it (basically reset the access restriction)
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Nathan Watrous
October 29, 2022
I love this app! It gives DD-WRT a useful interface for your cell phone device. The additional information that this app displays about the router hardware and statistics is amazing! I'm using this app to manage three DD-WRT routers, all different hardware. This is something that I feel was missing for DD-WRT for a while now. Also once this app is set up, it automatically connects to the local router so it's ready to start giving you insight immediately. Great app and kudos to the devolpers!
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What's new

Enhancements and Bug Fixes:

Bug, reliability & performance fixes:
- Fixed issue with unhealthy speed test servers