Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 Wireless Setup

Once you find yourself a new Motorola dual-band Surfboard SBG6580 modem, the first thing, you will have to set up the device to make it work smoothly and efficiently. 

But, if you are unaware of how to perform Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 setup, then you can have a look at the section hereunder. Here we are going to provide some easy steps that can help you to perform the setup process on your own. 

How to Setup Motorola Surfboard SBG6580

It is quite easy to perform the Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 setup. Here are the steps you can follow in order to do that: 

Step 1: 

First of all, remove the device from its box. Make sure that all the items such as power supply, Ethernet cable, Software incense, and Regulatory card, installation CD-ROM comes with the device. 

It is essential to check these before going to continue with the installation process. These constitute parts that you will need while performing the setup and configuration. 

Step 2: 

Connect one end of the power cable to the Cable connection port of the modem. Tight the connectors with your hands to secure it in the actual place and avoid any damage. 

Then, connect the other end of the power cable to the power supply in order to turn the device ON. Once the modem lights up, proceed with the further steps. 

Step 3: 

Wait for a minimum of 5 to 30 minutes until the modem finds and lock on the appropriate communication channels. 

Next, connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the computer. Attach the remaining end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the modem. 

Step 4: 

Now, you will have to configure the Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 modem. For that, open a web browser on your computer, then go to the address bar. Afterward, type “” and then hit the Enter key from the keyboard to proceed. 

Step 5: 

It will redirect you to the Status Page of the modem. Here you will find all the information about the modem. After that, you need to change the password and username of the device so that no one will be able to figure it out. 

By default, the login credentials are: 

Username: admin

Password: password

To change the login credentials, navigate to the Security tab. Thereafter, tap on the ‘Change Username’ option. Now, enter your preferred credentials in the respective field. Then, tap on the Apply button. 

Now, you have completed the setup process successfully. Once the modem is online, you will see the Cable Modem Status indicates Operational. Sometimes, it will be displayed more than one line. Furthermore, you can also check the LED indicator whether it is solid. 

How to Perform Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 Setup Wirelessly? 

On the wireless gateway of this modem, the primary network broadcast functionality is enabled by default with the help of WPA-PSK security. It helps the wireless clients associated with the primary network to communicate with other wired or wireless clients on the primary network. 

For any reason, if you want to customize it further by adjusting its settings, then you will have to set up the primary network basic wireless without wireless security. In order to do this, you can perform the steps as follows: 

  1. In the beginning, open a web browser and type “” in the address bar. 
  2. Hit the Enter key from the keyboard to open the Login page. 
  3. Enter the login credentials in the respective field and then tap on the Login button. 
  4. It will navigate you to the Status page. Navigate to the Wireless tab located at the top of the window. 
  5. After that, tap on the ‘Primary Network’ option from the left pane of the next page. 
  6. Once it redirects you to the ‘Wireless 802.11 Primary Network’ screen, implement the below settings: 
  • Primary Network: Choose the Enabled option from the drop-down menu
  • Network Name (SSID): Enter your preferred name. 
  • Closed Network: Select Disable from the list of options
  • WPA: Choose Disabled from the appeared list
  • WPA-PSK: Select Disabled from the list
  • WPA2-PSK: Click on the Disabled option from the drop-down menu
  • WEP Encryption: Select Disabled from the appeared menu

After doing this, tap on the Apply button to implement the wireless settings. Now, the wireless setup has been completed. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How to Change the SSID of a Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 Modem? 

SSID is the name that identifies your network. You can do two things with the SSID. Either you can hide it or you can change it. 

To change the SSID, navigate to the Wireless tab and click on the Primary Network. Here, you will see the network name. Click on the ‘Change SSID’ button and enter a new name in the respective field. Tap on the Apply button to save the new SSID. 

Alternatively, if you want to hide the name, then just tick the ‘Enabling Close Network’ box.

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