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Motorola WR850G Firmware Release Notes

Version 6.1.4
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WR850G and WR850GP
Firmware Release Notes
Version 6.1.4
Compatibility
• The features in this release are compatible with both
the WR850G and WR850GP Wireless Broadband
Routers.
• Release 6.1.4 is compatible with all hardware versions
Changes in Release 6.1.4 (Relative to Releases 2.x, 3.x,
4.x, and 5.x)
• AP (access point) mode – supports five Ethernet ports
• HTML help – this is now a pop-up tool
• STP (spanning tree protocol) – this is now user config-
urable
• Default SSID (service set identifier) – the factory
default setting for SSID includes the complete 12-digit
MAC address
• WMM™ (Wi-Fi® Multimedia) – supported
• AP isolation – supported
• Multicast Rate settings – supported
• Parental Controls – a subset of these settings are now
configured on the Filters configuration page
• WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) – support-
ed
• Connection Logging via Syslog Service – this has
replaced URL (uniform resource locator) Log support
• LED functions – the Power LED does not blink when a
firmware update is in progress. (See "How to Upgrade"
for details.) The WAN (wide area network) LED no longer
blinks red when it has lost its IP connection to its default
gateway, or when the WAN connection repair procedure
is still in progress. When the Wireless LED is off, the
wireless interface is not enabled by the firmware (no
longer displays red.) Also, when this LED is blinking, the
wireless interface is enabled and active wireless traffic
is present. The Wireless LED does not blink on WR850G
V1 hardware. Refer to the WR850G/GP User Guide for a
complete description of LED functions.
• User Interface (UI) – User interface of Web-based
configuration utility realigned to support direct access to
major functions (WAN interface, LAN interface, wireless
interface, and advanced routing features). Refer to
Tables 1 and 2 in this document to quickly locate
renamed and new features in the UI.
• PPTP (point-to-point tunneling protocol), Network
Diagnostics and RIP (routing information protocol) – these
are not supported/configurable
• Configuration file save and restore, Web Login Timeout,
and Wireless site monitor – not supported
• WEP key input – pass phrase and ASCII input – not
supported
Known Limitations
When you upgrade to 6.x, the factory default configuration
settings are restored to your system. You will need to
customize your configuration settings using the Configuration
pages. Refer to "How to Configure the WR850" after the
upgrade procedure is completed.
Before You Upgrade
This is the work flow you should follow to prepare to upgrade
the WR850G/GP:
A. Print out the current configuration settings
Before you upgrade, it is highly recommended that you print out
the current configuration settings of your current firmware
version so that configuration is easier to follow. To access and
print the Web-based configuration pages of versions 2.x, 3.x,
4.x or 5.x, follow the steps in "To access the Web-based
configuration pages," then print out the pages and return to
this section.
B. Back up the old configuration file
Before you upgrade, back up your current version's config.bin
file according to instructions supplied with that version.
C. Obtain the WR850G/GP User Guide for complete infor-
mation about version 6.x
You may want to have the user guide handy as you upgrade the
unit. It contains complete information regarding each
configuration parameter. You can download the User Guide
from:
http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/support/default.asp
D. Download the Conversion Utility
A conversion utility is supplied to make it easy for you to map
the old configuration file parameters to the new parameter
locations in version 6.x configuration screens. You can
download the conversion utility from the same link shown in
step C. Be sure to save it to your hard drive.

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  • Page 1 Also, when this LED is blinking, the wireless interface is enabled and active wireless traffic is present. The Wireless LED does not blink on WR850G V1 hardware. Refer to the WR850G/GP User Guide for a complete description of LED functions.
  • Page 2 User name box (if you changed it from the factory default (admin) the last time you upgraded). Type your password in the Password box (if you changed it from the factory default (motorola using all lowercase) the last time you upgraded). Click LOG IN.
  • Page 3 (admin) the last time you upgraded). Type your password in the Password box (if you changed it from the factory default (motorola using all lowercase) the last time you upgraded). Then click OK. The Basic configuration page appears.
  • Page 4: How To Set Parental Controls

    When a client looks to connect wirelessly to the WR850, this SSID will be the identifier by which it recognizes the network. The default is motorola plus the Wireless MAC Address, which can be found on the product label. In the Channel box, select the channel to use (in the U.S., available channels are 1 through 11).
  • Page 5 Table 1. Configuration mapping from versions 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x to version 6.x Previous parameter name Sc re en /Page l oca tion ( 2.x, 3.x, 4,x, and 5. x) i n P re viou s Ve r si on s WAN Interface Internet >...
  • Page 6 Wireless Interface Network Type 802.11 Authentication through WPA2-PSK (6 items) WPA Encryption or WEP Encryption 802.1X Authentication WAN – blank Wireless (top) – motorola plus the Wireless Address Wireless (top) – 11 Wireless (top) – Compatibility Wireless (top) On = WR850GP;...
  • Page 7 Previous parameter name Sc re en /Page l oca tion ( 2.x, 3.x, 4,x, and 5. x) i n P re viou s Ve r si on s Pass Phrase Wireless > Security Key Length Wireless > Security Key Index Wireless >...
  • Page 8 Sc re en /Page l oca tion in V ersion 6.x and d e faul t (bottom) – Wireless (top) – Long Wireless (top), Off = WR850G; On = WR850GP Wireless (top) – 2347 Wireless (top) – 2346 Wireless (top) –...
  • Page 9 Previous parameter name Sc re en /Page l oca tion ( 2.x, 3.x, 4,x, and 5. x) i n P re viou s Ve r si on s Learned MAC Addresses URL Log Parental Control > URL Log URL Log …URL Log Table Refresh Visited URL...
  • Page 10 Previous parameter name Sc re en /Page l oca tion ( 2.x, 3.x, 4,x, and 5. x) i n P re viou s Ve r si on s Routing Table Networking > Routing Entry List DDNS Networking > Dynamic DNS DDNS Server …Dynamic DNS User Name...
  • Page 11 Previous parameter name Sc re en /Page l oca tion ( 2.x, 3.x, 4,x, and 5. x) i n P re viou s Ve r si on s Server Forwarding IP Network > Virtual Server Forwarding Network > Virtual Port Server Enable Network >...
  • Page 12 Previous parameter name Sc re en /Page l oca tion ( 2.x, 3.x, 4,x, and 5. x) i n P re viou s Ve r si on s LAN UPnP Control Panel > UPnP Device Ping Internet > Network Diagnostic Trace Route Internet >...
  • Page 13 Sc re en /Page Lo cation N e w p a r a m e te r n a m e i n V e rs i o n 6.x i n Ve rs ion 6.x Wireless (top) Wireless (middle) Wireless (bottom) Security...
  • Page 14: If You Need Help

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