Important D-Link DIR 850L Firmware update – Standard (No LAN)
Customers using the DLINK DIR-850L router are urged to perform a firmware update to address a security vulnerability. For customers who have purchased this modem from SkyMesh, we sent you an email linking to these instructions
1: Find the default WiFi Name (SSID) and Password
Check the sticker at the base of the D-Link DIR-850L and make sure you can see the Default WI-FI Name (SSID) and Password. These will allow you to reconnect to the WiFi after the Factory Reset at step 4. Then make sure you are connected to your DLINK’s WiFi network.
2: Download the new firmware
Please note the firmware contains two separate files.
Enter your admin username (‘admin’) and your admin password.
Click on the ‘Management’ heading in the top-right corner of the screen. Select ‘Upgrade’ from the drop-down menu.
Click the ‘Select File’ button.
Select the first file (‘FW210WWb03.bin’) and click ‘Upload’. This file will most likely be in your ‘Downloads’ folder.
Select the second file (‘FW220WWb03.bin’) and click ‘Upload’. This file will most likely be in your ‘Downloads’ folder.
After both firmware upgrades have been installed, we recommend connecting your computer to the LAN 1 port of the DIR-850L with an Ethernet cable. This will mean that you will still be able to access your router after performing a factory reset.
4: Complete a factory reset
– Leave your modem router powered on. Using a paperclip or something sharp press the reset button on the bottom of the unit and hold it for 10-15 seconds.
– Release the reset button and allow your router 2-3 minutes to reboot after a factory reset. Once the reset is complete your power light should return to a solid green state.
5: Reconnect to your router
– Open the list of available WiFi networks on your computer.
– Select the network that corresponds with the WI-FI Name (SSID) on the base of the router (e.g. dlink-0000).
– When it asks for a WiFi Password, type the Password that is found on the base of the router (will be a mixture of letters and numbers and is case sensitive).