How to install LuCI on a TL-WR703N

Thu, 29/11/2012 - 11:45 -- Remiguel

Once installed Openwrt on the router WR703N, we can install a GUI, to do the router configuration more easy.






LuCI configuration

If you don't have set a password yet, connect to the router with telnet, otherwise do it with ssh. In the case you didn't do it during the previous step, don't forget to set a password before rebooting.

  • Connect the router WR703N to your home router by the mean of an ethernet cable, to establish a stable wired internet connection (Your Pc has to have access to your home router as well). Power the WR703N with the USB cable.
  • Open Putty (on your Pc) and connect to your router WR703N with the IP

(Putty allows to copy by selecting the text with the mouse and past it by right clicking )

  • Enter the following commands (each line following by enter)

opkg update
opkg install luci
/etc/init.d/uhttpd enable
/etc/init.d/uhttpd start

  • To access the router, enter this IP in your browser (connected to the same network as the router)
  • Enter the root password:

  • Click on the network tab.

  • Click on the Wifi tab.
  • Set your Wifi preferences (SSID, password, channel etc…)


Next step, to setup a 3G dongle Movistar (Huawei o Novatel).


Submitted by Michael Chandler (not verified) on

Hi, I'm hoping you can help me. I know your post is quite old.
I accidentally deleted cgi-bin/luci in the www folder while I was deleting a test website.
Now I cannot access the web GUI, any ideas?

Submitted by Remiguel on

Have you tried to reinstall LuCI with command line?
Connect to the router with Telnet or ssh. You need the router to be connected to Internet
Valid each of these following lines by hitting enter:

opkg update
opkg install luci
/etc/init.d/uhttpd enable
/etc/init.d/uhttpd start

You should recover your web interface.