Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 17:29 Post subject: DD-WRT Companion Android app
As most people over here, I find that using mobile browsers to control DD-WRT works for some functions, but others will simply not work correctly, (e.g., saving changes to things).
I've tried several mobile apps, but couldn't find the right one (apart from the Astrill iOS app).
So I have started an Open-Source project for developing native DD-WRT apps for most mobile Operating systems, with the same set of features as from the browser.
The project is still in its very early phases, but I would like to collect feedbacks and suggestions earlier.
Regarding the app look 'n feel? Suggestions about how we can collect things from DD-WRT routers? Which sections would you like to have implemented first? And so on.
At this time, I am working on the Android app, and have got management of a list of routers records working. I am actively implementing the ways to retrieve and submit commands to the router.
As this is done entirely on my spare time, donations and external contributions are more than welcome.
If anyone is willing to provide feedbacks and suggestions, that would be of great help.
If you are a Droid Guru, you can contribute by forking the Github repo, and submitting pull requests.
Donations are also more than welcome to help support the project: https://pledgie.com/campaigns/27531
I forgot I had an MiniX Neo X7 Mini with Android 4.x sitting around. It 's for my TV so I guess I can test it there (just with 1080p ). I could test it on the Samsung S4 Mini and some Huawei Smartphone when my nephews visit me in the holidays as well (somewhen in December).
Aside from that I have readily available right now:
iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1
iPhone 5c running iOS 7
iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1 (jailbroken)
iPad 3 running iOS 5.1.1 (jailbroken)
MiniX NEO X7 Mini running Android 4.x (I think it was 4.1 or 4.0 - didn't check yet)
iOS 5 compatibility would be nice since there are many older devices and 3rd-party applications in Cydia (yea jailbroken) that don't work prior. But I would understand if it 's impossible (didn't look at the iOS SDK for a long time so I don't know if they dropped backwards compatibility - knowing Apples recent movements it might be entirely possible)
Forgot to add - I'm also able to test the following Routers:
Netgear R7000 (DD-WRT 25408)
Asus AC66U (DD-WRT Kong 24350 OLDD)
Asus N66U (MerlinWRT 340.43 but can flash that forward and backward as needed since it 's just a simple Client-Replacement)
Linksys E2000 (Tomato v121 VPN)
great, i was using the router connect apk but it is lack of feature, your program looks much promising.
i installed it,
1. in the status i can see ROUTER,
2. WAN, LAN take long time to loading,
3. WIRELESS not showing anything
4. BANDWIDTH only showed interface, and there is no graph
5. SYSLOG is not showing anything
6. All other tab show No Data Feature Coming Soon!
Thanks for all those people who have provided valuable feedback and support so far.
So I've updated the DD-WRT Companion app with some performance and bug fixes, along with some features (most requested by users):
- Clicking on a Wireless client Device (in 'Status > Wireless > Clients' tab) now opens up a page where you can see the devices network cards manufacturers (if available)
- Added a new Dark theme, with the ability to switch between Light and Dark themes
- VPN logs
- Added a new "Admin Area" menu item: NVRAM variables listing and editing
- Ability to share NVRAM variables as a file
Update (version 1.1.0) will be rolled out to devices within a few hours on Play Store and F-Droid.
Feel free to report again any other suggestion or issue you might come across.
My question is, if such a bandwidth monitoring could be implemented in your app. I've got no need to configure the router every day or week and it's much more comfortable and reliable to do this from a real pc than from a smartphone/tablet. But if wan-speed slowes down, i really have a good lock which clients are causing this quickly with my smartphone.
Thanks Guys for your feedbacks - that is really of great help.
@CM000n: I've investigated earlier today and found the SocketException may occur in some cases where the app opens too many connections to the router. I am working on minimising the number of SSH sessions from the app to the router. So this will be fixed in the next release.
@mittelhessen and @CM000n: With regards to the per-client bandwidth monitoring, I agree this is something that might be great to have. I have put this in my todo list plate and will work on it as soon as possible. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll let you know when this gets done.
THX a lot. Do you have any idea why i can see no cpu information?
I've just released a new version of the app, with a bunch of reliability fixes to SSH connection handling.
Update will be rolled out to devices within a few hours on Play Store and F-Droid.
Can you check with this version (1.2.0) and let me know if you have all the information?