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SBG6580 (v8.5.x): Wi-Fi Security Key Lookup

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Where is the wireless network key located on my SBG6580? 

The default Wi-Fi Security key (sometimes referred to as the wireless password) is located on a white label at the bottom of the SBG6580. By default, the SBG6580 is configured for a wireless connection using WPA-PSK encryption.  If the Wi-Fi Security key has been changed in the SBG6580, it can be retrieved by logging into the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the SBG6580.

This document describes how to locate the default Wi-Fi Security key on the gateway, and how to locate the Wi-Fi Security key if it has been changed.

To Lookup the Default Wi-Fi Security Key

  1. Turn the gateway over with the bottom facing up and or to the side.  The wireless password will be displayed as the Wi-Fi Security Key (as seen below). 

    NOTE 1:  The Wi-Fi Security Key consists of case-sensitive letters and numbers. 

    NOTE 2: Do not include the spaces between the characters when entering into the wireless client.

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To make a connection, configure the wireless client with the same SSID, WPA Version and Pre Shared Key as the gateway.

To Lookup the Wi-Fi Security Key in the GUI

  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.   In the WPA-PSK Security Settings section, the Wi-Fi Security key is displayed as the Passphrase (as shown below).

    NOTE:  It is recommended to write down the Passphrase on a piece of paper for future reference.


To make a connection, configure the wireless client with the same SSID, WPA Version and Pre Shared Key as the gateway.



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