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Open the utility through internet explorer.

Launch RUN
Type the Default gateway address in the address bar of the internet explorer.
It would bring up the router page.

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Reset password

The Motorola WR850G is a wireless router that attaches to a cable or DSL modem. The WR850G has two reset options.
Users can reset the router and retain the settings or reset it back to factory specifications to clear all settings.
Resetting the router can help with network issues such as dropped connections.
It can also resolve situations where the user has made changes to the router's settings and can no longer connect to the router.

Look at the back of the Motorola WR850G router and locate the reset button. It is a red button located to the left of the Ethernet ports.
Press the reset button on the Motorola WR850G router, and release it immediately to reset the router without changing the settings.
Press the button on the Motorola WR850G router and hold it for longer than five seconds to reset the router to factory specifications.
This setting resets the router's IP address and subnet mask along with the user ID and password you use to log in to the router.

May 15, 2013 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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I forgot my password and i cant let my friends use this line

If you forgot the password, resetting the router will allow you to access the router's configuration screen again. However, this will reset the settings to default, and you will have to reconfigure the router.

To reset the router to the factory defaults, press and hold the Reset button for more than five seconds. This clears the router's user settings, including User ID, Password, IP Address, and Subnet mask.

Here is the instruction manual for the WR850G Router (the above instructions are from page 1-8):

Apr 11, 2011 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Hi i have the motolora router wr850g and im trying to reset it. but i dont know my password. what do i do?

If you want to reset your router, hold down the reset button on the back of the router for 30sec (this will wipe ALL of your settings). Now that it's reset, your login information is back to the defaults which is admin for your Username and motorola for your Password. If you never setup a password or username before, then this is already (or rather, it still is) your login information. Hope this helps.

Dec 13, 2010 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Forgot password to network. Trying to reset password. Tried pressing reset button on wireless router but after going to still asks for a password. Nothing is working.

To reset the router to the factory defaults, press and hold the Reset button for more than five seconds. This clears the router's user settings, including User ID, Password, IP Address, and Subnet mask. To re-configure the router, see Section 3: Configuration.
from the manual

Nov 22, 2010 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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How do i find my security key for motorola wireless

The wireless security key is the encryption key that is set in the wireless router's configuration.
You need to connect a LAN cable from your computer to the wireless router, then open the Internet browser and enter the wireless router's configuration URL, then the default login and the password, provided the login and password has not been changed. The configuration URL, the login and password is in the Motorola router's documentation.
If you have lost the documentation then go to the Motorola's WEB site to download the WR850g wireless router documentation.

Jul 23, 2010 | Arris Wireless G Broadband Router (wr850g)

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Wr850g will not install. Default name/password does not work. The default settings are NOT accepted. How do I get past the log in page?

a user manual is available here there is a reset button on the back - reset to factory settings to get back to the default username and password
see page 15 of the user manual - link above

Mar 17, 2010 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Is there any way to reset the password on a wr850g. its been in a box forever and i forgot the setup pass word, and dont have the software...

Yes. You simply press and hold the button on the back for 30 seconds. The button might be indented, this is because it is a reset button and shouldn't be pushed in all the time.

This will reset the password to factory settings.


Dec 13, 2009 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Hi i need to set up pasword for my router wr850g

default username and password are
username: admin
password: password

Oct 08, 2009 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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I need to get rid of the password protection on my wireless route

Usually there is a little button that you have to use a paper clip to get at that will nuke all the settings and take it back to Default Settings... Just to let you know there are setups now that can easily receive a wifi signal over 2-10 miles and the furthest recorded wifi connection was over 125 miles so you might want to keep those security settings...

Dec 18, 2008 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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I have a Motorola Router WR850G. I am now connected with my PC using this router. A relative set this up and I don't know what they did. I need to set up my new Toshiba laptop using the router and I don't...

The defaults for this router are:
Username: admin
Password: motorola
If these don't work for you, you can reset the router and passwords back to factory defaults.
To do this, find the reset 'button' on the back of the router. This is a tiny pinhole, next to the power port. Unravel a paperclip or use a pen/pencil tip to press and hold the 'button' for more than 5 seconds: when your red power LED flashes, the router is reset.
You can then enter the default username/password as shown above, and configure the router as you choose - including the password.

Please come back to Fixya if this does not help, or if you need further help.

Dec 03, 2008 | Arris Wireless G Broadband Router (wr850g)

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