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SBG6580-2: Changing Default Admin Login

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Question
How do I change the default admin username password in my SBG6580-2?
Answer
When attempting to access the SBG6580-2 Web Manager for the first time, the SBG6580-2 prompts for an admin username and password.  By default, the username is admin, and the password is password.  For network security purposes, ARRIS recommends to change the default admin user name and password after logging onto the SBG6580-2 for the first time.  This document describes how to change the default admin username and password.

Admin Login Consideration
  • Usernames and passwords are case sensitive.
  • Passwords can contain special characters.
  • Backup changes made to the SBG6580-2 with the default admin login.  Please refer to Article # 16786 SBG6580-2: Backup and Restore Settings.
  • Keep a record of the new admin username and password.  If they are lost, reset to the factory default settings is required to access the SBG6580-2's web manager with default admin login credentials.  Please refer to Article # 16743 SBG6580-2: Factory Reset: Factory Reset.​

To Change the Default Admin Username and Password
  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page will appear.

    NOTE: A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to by-pass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.
     
  2. On the Login page, enter admin in the Username field.
     
  3. Enter password in the Password field.
     
  4. Click the Login button.  The Home page will appear.

    User-added image

     
  5. Move the mouse-cursor over Status on the main menu and click the Security link on the sub-menu.  The Status - Security page will appear.

    User-added image

     
  6. On the Status - Security page, confirm that the Change Username is selected in the drop-down menu.

    NOTE: Usernames and passwords are case sensitive.

     
  7. Enter the current admin username in the Enter Current Username field.
     
  8. Enter the current admin password in the  Enter Current Password field.
     
  9. Enter a new admin username in the Enter New Username field.  Username is case sensitive.
     
  10. Re-enter the new admin username in the  Re-Enter New Username field.
     
  11. Click the Apply button.  A restart is not required, the new username will immediately go into effect.

    Right click on the image to save it to your computer.

     
  12. On the Status - Security page, select Change Password from the drop-down menu.
     
  13. Enter the current admin username in the Enter Username field.
     
  14. Enter the current admin password in the Enter Current Password field.
     
  15. Enter a new admin password in the Enter New Password field.  Password is case sensitive and may contain special characters.

    Password Requirements: 
    • Minimum of 8 characters
    • At least one uppercase alpha character
    • At least 1 number
    • One of ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + [ ] { } | ; : , . / ?
  16. Re-enter the new admin password in the Re-Enter New Password field.
     
  17. Click the Apply button.  A restart is not required, the new password will immediately go into effect.

    Right click on the image to save it to your computer.
 

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