Security checklist for Arris SBG6580 router

1.Open Arris SBG6580 Router IP Address

To login to Arris SBG6580 Router, Launch the web browser and type the default IP Address 192.168.0.1, You should now land in the router management portal

Arris SBG6580 Router Internal IP Address: http://192.168.0.1 Open link

(Remember you must be at home and connected to home WiFi to do this)

2.Login to the Arris SBG6580 Router

The default username for your Arris SBG6580 router is admin. The default password is motorola (You can simply copy-paste using the buttons below)


Default username for Arris SBG6580: admin COPY
Default password for Arris SBG6580: motorola COPY

In the login page of the router's web user interface, Enter the username & password, hit "Login" and now you should see the router control panel

Arris SBG6580 router default login

And no need to get your breathing rates high in case you have changed the username/ password of Arris SBG6580 and forgot them, as you can just reset the Arris SBG6580 router by press-and-hold the reset button with a clip for about 15 seconds.

3.Change Arris SBG6580 Default Login and Password

Since, security of a network is vital, the first and foremost task is to change the Arris SBG6580 router Default Login and Password to something more personal and secure

    Here are the steps:

  1. Look for Status (found in the menu bar at the top of page) , and click on it
  2. Look for Security (found in the left hand side menu bar), and click on it

Arris SBG6580 Router Password Tips:

Choose a complex and hard-to-guess password for your Arris which only you can remember

It should be something personal, like &ilostmyvirginity@30, so that you will never forget it. Ever

Protect it

The amount of protection directly depends on the password complexity, and the effort taken to protect that password of your Arris SBG6580 router

Usability first

Give Password for your Arris SBG6580 router that you can remember (usability first). Of course, you can build a strong hash password with special character, numbers, greek and latin. But ultimately you will endup writing it on a sticky and putting it on the router which defeats the purpose. Here’s an example $lasttriptovegas0916

4.Change Arris SBG6580 Default WiFi name (SSID) and WiFi Password and enable Network Encryption

Another small suggestion (as it has no impact on security), is to change the Arris SBG6580 Default WiFi name (SSID) as it will make it more obvious for others to know which network they are connecting to.

    Steps:

  1. Look for - WIRELESS (found in the menu bar at the top of page) , and click on it
  2. Look for - Primary Network Settings, and click on it

Look for Network Name (SSID), this is the WiFi name of your Arris SBG6580 Router. Don’t use your name, home address or other personal information (since this isn’t a Facebook status!) in the SSID name. (No Mr.Paul&Princy) Few funny WiFi name suggestions: I’m cheating on my WiFi!, FBI Surveillance Van #594 (scares away stupid criminals), Lord of the Pings...

Once you enter the name for your network, you have to enable WPA2-PSK encryption on your Arris SBG6580 router. That’s the strongest encryption standard available for home networks.

Enter a new WPA Pre-Shared Key / WiFi Password – this is the password that you will use to connect to your home WiFi. Keep it 16-20 characters and (please!) don’t use the same password that you used for Arris SBG6580 router login!

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5.Update router firmware in Arris SBG6580 and turn on Automatic Updates

Router software often contains critical bugs and security vulnerabilities; so its important that you turn on Automatic Firmware updates and always keep your Arris SBG6580 router up-to-date. To turn on Automatic updates, Login to your Arris SBG6580 router and look for the section which contains Automatic updates and turn it "ON"

And even if the router has auto-update, check every now and then to make sure it is actually working, and the router firmware is up-to-date

6.Security is a continuous process

Just keep in mind to change the passwords often or at least once in every 6 months! on your Arris SBG6580 You do not want the safety you have worked so hard for to fail just because of ignorance, negligence or casual laziness! Time for a bulletin on the fridge, folks! We can remind you though? Enter your email on below! Nope, we’re not spammers!


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Create Arris SBG6580 WiFi QR Code to share WiFi with your guests

Create a QR Code for your Arris SBG6580 WiFi credentials, your guests can simply point their phone camera to the QR Code to connect to your WiFi Create my WiFi QR Code

Arris SBG6580 Router Reset instructions:

How to Reset the Arris SBG6580 Router To Factory Default

To reset Arris SBG6580 router,

  1. Turn on the Arris SBG6580 router
  2. Look for the reset button, Few routers have a tiny hole and few others have a reset button
  3. Press the Factory reset button with a straightened paperclip pin or something that gets through the tiny hole, and hold it for about 15 seconds! (till you see all lights flashing)
  4. The Arris SBG6580 router will reboot automatically. the unit has been reset and is ready to use. You can start from Step 1 in this guide to set it up


Arris SBG6580 Password Doesn't Work

Passwords find a way to not work! Or, in most cases, users find a way to forget them! In either case, look up the How to Reset the Arris SBG6580 Router To Default Settings section

Forgot Password to Arris SBG6580 Router

Incase if you have changed the default username and password of Arris SBG6580 and forgot it, Please see How to Reset the Arris SBG6580 Router To Default Settings section

How to boost Arris SBG6580 WiFi and overcome connectivity issues:


1.Place the Arris SBG6580 in a perfect spot

The perfect spot does it all; be it romance or your router! To avail the best signal and network connectivity, make sure you keep your Arris SBG6580 router visibly and not facing the wall or behind the curtains

2.Find a Good Wireless Channel Instead of Auto on your Arris SBG6580 router

Auto channels might fail you once in a while; believe that you’re smarter than the Arris router! Find a seamless wireless channel instead of what the router finds automatically. This would ensure that your signal does not interfere with that of your neighbors.

If you’re running a Windows-based PC, you can see what channels neighboring Wi-Fi networks are using

  • Press Start > type “cmd”. Open Command prompt
  • In command prompt type netsh wlan show all

You will see a list of all wireless networks and the channels being used in your vicinity. instead of using “Auto” for the control channel, Pick the channel that has the lowest interference

3.Check the frequency of Arris SBG6580

Check If Arris SBG6580 has dual-band, the more commonly used band would be 2.4GHz; however, switching to 5GHz would bring out better results! It depends on your device though; if you’re running an old lad, you might have to switch back to the conventional

4.Hardwire gaming consoles / media streamers into your Arris SBG6580 instead of WiFi

Gaming consoles/media streamers work better when connected through Ethernet cable of Arris SBG6580; in fact, as you might not be moving your TV all over the house, why connect it to the Wi-Fi at all? The gaming consoles / video streaming devices flood the network with data. This means that if possible, you should consider hardwire (using Ethernet cable) the devices that tend to consume a lot of bandwidth. Although this can sort of defeat the purpose of having wireless network, but it can actually help your overall network speed of Arris SBG6580 if you can hardwire the bandwidth hogs

5. Reboot Arris SBG6580 on a schedule

Here is something important to note! On schedule, folks, reboot your Arris SBG6580 router! Though routers are built to constantly be running at all times, simple tweak like regular power cycling (a fancy way of saying unplugging the power cord and shoving it back up) helps with most issues. Rebooting your Arris SBG6580 can fix Internet connection problems, improve slow moving connections and resolve wireless issues altogether. Try unplugging your Arris modem on a quarterly basis to stay proactive (Never reset, always reboot modem)