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 sensor platform allows you to get upload and download data from your ASUSWRT within Home Assistant.


To add your ASUSWRT devices into your Home Assistant installation, go to:

Configuration -> Integrations in the UI, click the button with + sign and from the list of integrations select ASUSWRT.

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

Sensor 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)

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.

Integration Options

It is possible to change some behaviors through the integration options. These can be changed at ASUSWRT -> Options on the Integrations page.

  • 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 files
  • Require IP: If devices must have IP (this option is available only for access point mode)

Note: 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