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Motoroal Wireless Router - WR850G

I recently hooked up my router. I used it before no problems now when I use it it has problems loading sites. No specific site. You just go and sometimes it will load and other times you have to refresh 5 or 6 times. What could the problem be? Everything is set up correctly I believe. I contacted Motorola and they suggested setting back to default. After that didn't help they told me basically there's no other solution especially since it is out of warranty. Do you think there's just something internally wrong with it?

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Re: Motoroal Wireless Router - WR850G

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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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Secure motorola router WR850G

If you want set wireless router with connect your internet, in that case you should secure your wireless router.The router transmits and receives data from the modem and computers connected to the more: how to secure your router

Aug 28, 2012 | 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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Motorola WR850G wireless router - what is a security key or pass phrase that I am being asked to provide? Verizon has no clue. Thank you. Russ

Check this manual and look at the installation part. It will tell you how to reach to your Wireless Security page. That is where you would find your key or pass phrase.

May 12, 2009 | Arris Wireless G Broadband Router (wr850g)

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Our internet went down for several hours (it was an area-wide problem with our server). Once the internet came back up, my motorola 850G router will not work. I have reset the router, but the modem light...

(It worked for me for WR850G, when I had a similar issue. However, don't know how your connection is setup.)

1. Switch-off the ISP modem that connects to the router
2. Switch off the wireless router
3. Now switch on the ISP modem
4. Switch on the wireless router


Dec 22, 2008 | Arris Wireless G Broadband Router (wr850g)

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No wireless connection

Go to Parental Control after logging into Then make sure you have allowed the MAC addresses of the wireless clients ( machines). Reboot the router one after making any changes.

Good Luck

Dec 14, 2008 | Arris Wireless G Broadband Router (wr850g)

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Cant connect to the internet

red light means moden is out of sync with the isp. Power cycle. by unpluging the power from the back of yoru modem, unplug Your router and also turn off your computer. Turn on your modem frist wait until all lights are green>If they dont turn green. CHeck your cables. make sure telephone line is plugged into it or cable line. . There should be a cable pluged in from your modem to your wan port. Then from your router to your computer. Is this a wired or wireless connection. If its a wireless connection i need to know what what os your using. so i can help you set it up.

Feb 05, 2008 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Motorola WR850G router

Slow speeds is caused by interfearace from cordless phones. 2.4ghz. also could need a power cycle. unplug the power from the back of your dsl modem. unplug the power from your router. shut down your computer. Plug in the modem frist, wait until all lights are green. plug in the router. then when lights are normal on that. turn on your computer. try your connection again. is it slow when you try to acess the router ip address?

Dec 06, 2007 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Wirelees lost

If the wireles led is turned OFF, either the wireless is turned OFF in the router's settings or the wireless portion is not working anymore. You may contact contact motorolla for this or your ISP (if the ISP has provided the router) good luck

Mar 16, 2007 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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