DDWRT ssh terminal console

DD-WRT – Connect with SSH

DD-WRT is a Linux-based alternative open-source firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities, here is how to enable the SSH functionality.

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– DD-WRT installed on your router (Official Guide)
Putty, WinSCP or terminal on mac

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Login to your router and select the “Services” tab

ddwrtssh-tabs

Now find “Secure Shell” settings and enable it :

ddwrtssh-enable

Now save, apply changes and reboot your router

ddwrtssh-save

SSH is now enabled on your router.
*If SSH is greyed out, enable SSHd under the “Services” Tab.

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Open putty and fill in the IP of your router:

ddwrtputty1

now click “Open”, a warning message will appear, click “YES” :

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Now you can log in with username “root”, the password will be the same as the password in de web interface.

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You are now connected!

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Start WinSCP and fill in your hostname, username, and password, then click “login” :

ddwrtwinscp1

On the first time you will need to add a key to your cache, click “yes”:

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WinSCP will show a banner it received from the router, check “never show this banner again” and click “continue” :

ddwrtwinscp2

You are now connected to your router.

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ssh [email protected]

When it asks for your password, enter the password when logging in from your browser:

DDWRT_SSHConnect

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