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SBG10: First Time Installation

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Question
What is the installation process for my SBG10 Gateway?
Answer
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


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



Additional Item Needed (Not Included)

  • Coaxial (coax) cable, if one is not already connected to a cable wall outlet.
 

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.
     
  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
    connections. 
    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. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter www.surfboard.com into the address box and press the Enter key.  The ARRIS website should open. 

    NOTE: Some service providers may allow automatic activation which will automatically launch a special website when the browser is open.  If the self-activation is unsuccessful, gather the Media Access Control (MAC) address (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 gateway.

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