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SBG6580 (v8.5.x): Unsecured Wireless Setup (Primary Network)

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How do I setup the primary network for an unsecured wireless connection on my SBG6580?


The primary network wireless functionality of the SURFboard SBG6580 wireless gateway is enabled by default with WPA-PSK encryption.  Any wireless clients that associate with the primary network will be able to communicate with other wired or wireless clients on the primary network.  This document describes how to setup the Primary Network basic wireless without wireless security.

WARNING: With this setup, the wireless functionality of the SBG6580 will provide no encryption for the wireless network.

To Setup Primary Network Basic Wireless

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
  2. On the Login page:
    a.   Enter admin in the Username field.
    b.   Enter motorola in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Home page appears.

    NOTE: On firmware version and later, the default admin password is required to be changed.  The Change User Password prompt will immediately appear after logging into the Web manager with the default admin password.  For assistance with the Change User Password screen, please refer to article # 18055 - SBG6580 (v.8.9.x): Prompt to Change Default Admin Login.

  3. On the Home page, click on Manage Wi-Fi Network.  The Wireless - Primary Network Settings page appears.

  4. On the Wireless - Primary Network Settings page:
    a.   Wireless Network - Leave at default, which is Enabled.
    b.   Network Name (SSID) - Enter the desired network name of choice, or leave at the current setting.
    c.   Network Name (SSID) Broadcast - Leave at default, which is Enabled.
    d.   Wireless Security - Click the drop-down menu, and select Unencrypted.
    e.   The message box appears, "WPS is being configured with Open Security.  Do you want to continue?", click Yes button. 
    f.    Click the Apply button.

          NOTE: A reboot of the unit is not required for changes to take effect.


For assistance with the wireless client:



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