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SBG10: First Time Installation

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What is the installation process for my SBG10 Gateway?
This document describes the basic installation process for the SBG10 Gateway.

Before Installation

Before beginning the installation, check that the following items were included with the SBG10 Gateway:

  • Power Supply
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Software License & Regulatory Card
  • Support Information Card
  • Quick Start Guide

Additional Item Needed (Not Included)

  • Coaxial (coax) cable, if one is not already connected to a cable wall outlet.
  • RF splitter (for additional coaxial cable connections, such as a set-top box or Smart TV)
  • Ethernet cable for each additional Ethernet-enabled device

System Requirements

  • High-speed Internet access account
  • Web browser access - Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Compatible operating systems:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8, 8.1
    • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

      NOTE: Although older versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems are no longer specifically supported, they should still function with the SBG10.

    • Macintosh 10.4 and higher
    • UNIX
    • Linux


Install the SBG10

  1. Connect the coaxial cable to a cable wall outlet (if not connected) and the Cable connector on the rear of the SBG10.  Hand-tighten the connectors to avoid damaging them.
  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the computer and to the Ethernet port on the rear of the SBG10.

    NOTE: Client device with Ethernet connection is not required to complete installation.
  3. Connect the power cord to the Power port on the rear of the SBG10 and then plug it into an electrical wall outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch.

    NOTE: This automatically powers ON the SBG10.  There may be up to a 15 sec delay for the Power LED on the SBG10 front panel to light up after the power is connected.

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  4. Check for solid 5 LEDs on the front panel of the SBG10 gateway.  The Send/Receive and Online LEDs flash during the initial startup. 

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    LED IconBlinking GreenOn (Solid Green)
    PowerNot applicable - icon does not blink.Power is properly connected.
    Send/ReceiveScanning for upstream (Send) and
    downstream (Receive) channel
    Upstream (Send) and Downstream
    (Receive) channels are connected.
    OnlineScanning for an Internet connection.Wi-Fi cable modem is connected to the network.
    2.4 GHz WirelessWi-Fi enabled with encrypted or unencrypted wireless data activity.2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection is made between the SBG10 and another Wi-Fi enabled device on your home network; for example Wi-Fi telephone, tablet, or laptop.
    5 GHz Wireless Wi-Fi enabled with encrypted or unencrypted wireless data activity.5 GHz Wi-Fi connection is made between the SBG10 and another Wi-Fi enabled device on your home network; for example Wi-Fi telephone, tablet, or laptop.
  5. Power on the computer and login. 
  6. For Wi-Fi client devices connect to the ARRIS-XXXX (Service Set Identification) located on the bottom white sticker of the device.  When prompted enter the Wi-Fi Security Key to connect to the Internet. 
  7. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter into the address box and press the Enter key.  The service provider’s self-activation page may appear to register the SBG10.

    NOTEIf the self-activation is unsuccessful, gather the HFC MAC Address labeled as HFC MAC ID and the Serial number (S/N) listed on the bottom label of the gateway and contact the service provider to activate the SBG10.

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