WR850G v2

The Motorola WR850G v2 router has 54mbps WiFi, 4 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It also supports custom firmwares like: dd-wrt, OpenWrt

Quick links:
Default password/Login
Login instructions
User Manuals
Flashing Custom Firmwares



WR850G v2 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: n/a
RAM: 16 MiB
Flash: 4 MiB
Custom firmwares: dd-wrt, OpenWrt
Connectivity
WiFi: 54mbps (bg)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: 1 x 100mbps port
ETH: 4 x 100mbps ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for Motorola WR850G v2

If your WR850G v2 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your Motorola WR850G v2 in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.


Default factory settings for Motorola WR850G v2

If you have performed a reset of your WR850G v2 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Gateway IP: 192.168.10.1 Motorola login instructions
Default username: admin Motorola router default password list
Default password: motorola 
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.10.1
Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

How to login to the WR850G v2

To login to the WR850G v2 router and change the settings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the router's network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Open your browser and visit http://192.168.10.1
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: admin and the password motorola
    Note: If you have already changed the password use that instead.
  5. You will now be logged in. If you haven't yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in.

If these instructions don't work for your router, you can always try a factory reset to get the default, or try some other common Motorola credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.


User Manuals for WR850G v2

Do you still have questions concerning the router that you can't find online? You can always try the manuals where most questions should be answered from the manufacturer. Below are the device manuals available for your WR850G v2.

Name Type Size Date
User Manual (click to download) pdf 2.06 MB Jan. 30, 2004

WR850G v2 Firmwares

Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more secure from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Motorola WR850G v2:

Flashing dd-wrt on the Motorola WR850G v2

Since the WR850G v2 has 4 MiB of flash memory, you should choose a stripped down version of dd-wrt that fits on the smaller flash.
Instructions on how to flash dd-wrt onto your Motorola WR850G v2 can be found on the dd-wrt wiki
Note: Always make sure to read the wiki and howtos of dd-wrt before doing any flashing.

Flashing OpenWrt on the Motorola WR850G v2

The Motorola WR850G v2 is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of Hardware. So flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
To get started with the flashing, head over to the OpenWrt instructions for WR850G v2 and they'll take it from there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you're on own risk. Make sure to read OpenWrt's wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes wrong.




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