Configuring remoteit Services on OpenWrt


Please note that this section describes a software package which has been superseded. We do not recommend the use of remoteit 3.x for new designs.  For instructions on downloading and installing the most recent device package, please follow this link.

This page is now archived. The new version can be found here.


The features described here are supported in version 3.0.2 of the remoteit Desktop.


Edit Device to add Services

To add Services, click on "Edit Device".




Click on the "+" as shown in the next dialog to add a Service:


We are going to add two Services.

  • http on port 80 for the OpenWrt admin panel
  • ssh on port 22 to allow console access and file transfers
Add an http Service on port 80
Enter the information as shown (pick your preferred Service Name as you see fit), then scroll down and click  on the blue "Save" button.
After a few seconds, the registration will complete and you will see your new Service in the list.
Add an SSH Service on port 22

Use the same approach as before, but choose "SSH" for the Service type and 22 for the port value.




When the text becomes highlighted, your Service is online.  This may take about 10 seconds.


Making an SSH connection

Click on the "Devices" icon on the lower edge of the Desktop User Interface to return to your Device List.




Connect to SSH

Click on the "SSH" text to open up the connection dialog.  Click on the green "Connect" button.




Within a few seconds, the button will turn blue.  Now you can click on the >_ icon to launch SSH in your default console.




Enter the user name ("root" by default) in the dialog, then click on "Save" to continue:




This will proceed to launch a terminal or command prompt window, along with the SSH command.  You'll see the normal confirmation message.  Enter "yes", followed by the password.  You're in!




Connect to the OpenWrt web interface

Use the same approach to connect to the HTTP service that will take you to the OpenWrt device's web interface.  This time, click on the arrow icon that appears after the connection is established to automatically open your browser.



Enter your password at the login screen.  Next you will see your device's web interface.



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