ASUSWRT


The ASUSWRT integration can connect Home Assistant to a ASUS router that runs on ASUSWRT firmware.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

  • Presence Detection - The ASUSWRT platform offers presence detection by looking at connected devices to a ASUSWRT based router.
  • Sensor - The ASUSWRT sensors platform allows you to get information from your ASUS router within Home Assistant.

Configuration

Adding ASUSWRT to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

Manual configuration steps

You need to enable telnet on your router if you choose to use protocol: telnet.

Sensors Configuration

These sensors are automatically created and associated to the router device:

  • Connected devices sensor
  • Download sensor (unit_of_measurement: Gigabyte - Daily accumulation)
  • Download Speed sensor (unit_of_measurement: Mbit/s)
  • Upload sensor (unit_of_measurement: Gigabyte - Daily accumulation)
  • Upload Speed sensor (unit_of_measurement: Mbit/s)
  • Load average sensors (1min, 5min, 15min)
  • Temperature sensors (2ghz, 5ghz, cpu). NB: only temperature sensors available on your router will be created

Only Connected devices sensor is created in status enabled, all other sensors are created in status disabled. To use them, simply enable on the devices page.

Options

Options for ASUSWRT can be set via the user interface, by taking the following steps:

  • Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
  • In the sidebar click on Configuration.
  • From the configuration menu select: Integrations.
  • If multiple instances of ASUSWRT are configured, choose the instance you want to configure.
  • Click on “Options”.
Consider home

Number of seconds that must elapse before considering a disconnected device not at home.

Track unknown

Enable this option to track also devices that do not have a name. Name will be replaced by mac address.

Interface

The interface that you want statistics from (e.g. eth0,eth1 etc).

Dnsmasq

The location in the router of the dnsmasq.leases file.

Require IP

If devices must have IP (this option is available only for access point mode).

If you don’t want to automatically track new detected device, disable the integration system option Enable new added entities

Padavan custom firmware (The rt-n56u project)

The rt-n56u project does not store dnsmasq.leases which is used to track devices at /var/lib/misc/ as asuswrt do. However this integration can still be used for the rt-n56u project by changing the dnsmasq location using the dnsmasq variable to dnsmasq: '/tmp' Also, to get the statistics for the WAN port, specify interface: 'eth3' as this is the interface used in the rt-n56u project