DD-WRT Companion Lite

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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.

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

This release contains non-intrusive Ads to help support its development. Please consider purchasing the ad-free version to unlock all the premium features: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.rm3l.ddwrt

Differences between the two versions here: https://ddwrt-companion.rm3l.org/#plans

This app requires Secure SHell (SSH) to be enabled (and working!) on the router.
See the support website for instructions: http://ddwrt-companion.rm3l.org

DD-WRT Companion supports both private key and password-based SSH authentication methods.

Features (some of them may not be available in this Lite version)

• Material Design UI, with Dark and Light themes

• Can handle multiple routers, each with different set of settings. Free version is limited to only one Router

• 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

• Access Restrictions (Parental Control)

• Speed Testing

• WAN connection status

• Traffic monitoring (realtime and monthly traffic data) + sharing with detailed daily breakdown

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

• List of hosts connected to the router

→ 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

• WiFi QR-Codes: 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, factory defaults, backup / restore

• Toolbox utilities: network diagnostics tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup, ...)

• 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: http://help.ddwrt-companion.rm3l.org/android/permissions.html


→ Some DD-WRT builds (e.g., r21061) reportedly have SSH 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_lite@rm3l.org for any inquiries.

Support Pages : https://help.ddwrt-companion.app
Updated on
Jun 19, 2019

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482 reviews
A Google user
April 26, 2019
Edit: It turned out that the issue was with my ISP's connection. I've checked my logs, a random disconnect from ISP coincided with the time when I was using this app. Today I decided to give this app one more try, it works flawlessly. One concern: How do I make sure that it is not sending my user name and password to some other location as well? I want to give it 5 stars and purchase the full version but I am concerned about security.
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A Google user
March 24, 2019
Very convoluted UI with unintuitive buttons that don't follow a common UX. Also, unable to change username, and forced to use root, which is unfortunate for people running OpenSSH in a multi-user setup. There are some useful features, but many are slow, and I'm better off just using the Web UI.
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A Google user
November 28, 2019
Extremely useful router configuration tool. I am able to adjust settings that aren't visible within the DD-WRT GUI interface. I would love to see more features available like a guided setup for adding modules to a DD-WRT router.
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What's new

/!\ Important
- Android Jelly Bean 4.1 or newer is now required

- Reduced overall app download size
- Full compatibility with Android Pie 9.0: as a consequence, Location (Coarse) permission is required and used solely for reading WiFi Networks Names (SSIDs).

Bug, reliability & performance fixes:
- Fixed random SSH connection issues
- Fixed issues with ClearText HTTP requests
- Background Performance tweaks
- Fixed issue with firmware updates notifications