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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Login to your router and select the “Services” tab
Now find “Secure Shell” settings and enable it :
Now save, apply changes and reboot your router
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:
now click “Open”, a warning message will appear, click “YES” :
Now you can log in with username “root”, the password will be the same as the password in de web interface.
You are now connected!
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Start WinSCP and fill in your hostname, username, and password, then click “login” :
On the first time you will need to add a key to your cache, click “yes”:
WinSCP will show a banner it received from the router, check “never show this banner again” and click “continue” :
You are now connected to your router.
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When it asks for your password, enter the password when logging in from your browser: