I accidentally disabled the web interface for my DD-WRT router, but I can still SSH in. How can I fix it so I can admin with the GUI again?

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  • How did you disable the gui? – zdav Jul 26 '10 at 2:40
  • I though I was disabling the remote access, but it was local :) – Matt Williamson Jul 26 '10 at 2:51
  • Answer from @charnley at superuser.com/a/263296 helped quite a lot. Also, I would suggest this question to be merged with the answers from here. – Ehtesh Choudhury Feb 21 '12 at 5:08

From the dd-wrt wiki:

If for some reason you completely lost web access to the router, the web server (HTTP daemon) may be shut down. To regain access try starting the web server. SSH or telnet into the router and enter the following commands:

httpd -h /www

This forum thread gives all to gory details about enabling/disabling the web interface.


You can try restarting the HTTP daemon since you can still SSH in. If that doesn't work, you may have to resort to a full reset/reboot.

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    Ah nice. A reboot didn't work because it was diabled in the nvram. httpd -h /www worked perfectly. Thank you! – Matt Williamson Jul 26 '10 at 2:50

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