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SBG6580 (v8.5.x): Admin Login Setup

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Question

How do I change the admin username and/or password on my SBG6580?

Answer
When attempting to access the SBG6580 Web Manager, the SBG6580 prompts for the default username and password.  The default admin username is admin and admin password is password.  For network security purposes, ARRIS recommends to change the default admin password after logging onto Web Manager.  This document describes how to change the default admin password.

Admin Login Consideration
  • Passwords are case sensitive and can contain special characters.
  • Backup changes made to the SBG6580 with the default admin login.  Please refer to article # 8942 - SBG6580 (v8.5.x): Configuration Backup and Restore.
  • Keep a record of the new admin password.  If it is lost, a reset to the factory default settings is required to access the SBG6580 web manager with default admin login credentials.  Please refer to article # 8878 - SBG6580 (v8.5.x) Factory Reset.
   


Changing the Password

WARNING: It is recommended to keep a record of the new password.  If the password is unknown, then the configuration menu for the SBG6580 will be inaccessible.
  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: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1. If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
     
  2. On the Login page, enter admin in the Username field.
  3. Enter motorola in the Password field.
  4. Click the Login button. The Home page will appear.

    NOTE: On firmware version 8.9.0.4 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.
     
  5. Move the mouse-cursor over Status on the top menu, and select Security sub-link.  The Status - Security page will appear.

    User-added image
     
  6. On the Status - Security page, click on the top drop-down menu, and select Change Password.
  7. Enter the current login username in the Enter Username field and the current login password in the Enter Current Password field.
  8. Enter a new password in the Enter New Password field and re-enter the new password in the Re-Enter New Password field.

    NOTE: On firmware version 8.9.0.4 and later, the password strength indicator will display Weak or Strong next to the Enter New Password field.

    Password Requirements:
    • Minimum of 8 characters
    • At least one uppercase alpha character
    • At least 1 number (0 - 9)
    • One of ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * (  ) - _ = + [ ] { } | ; : , . / ? 
  9. Click the Apply button.  
NOTE: A restart is not required, as the settings will immediately go into effect.
 
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Changing the Username

WARNING: It is recommended to keep a record of the new username.  If the username is unknown, then the configuration menu for the SBG6580 will be inaccessible.
  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: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1. If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
     
  2. On the Login page, enter admin in the Username field.
  3. Enter motorola in the Password field.
  4. Click the Login button. The Home page will appear.

    NOTE: On firmware version 8.9.0.4 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.
     
  5. Move the mouse-cursor over Status on the top menu, and select Security sub-link.  The Status - Security page will appear.

    User-added image
     
  6. On the Status - Security page, click on the top drop-down menu, and select Change Username.
  7. Enter the current login username in the Enter Username field and the current login password in the Enter Current Password field.
  8. Enter a new username in the Enter New Username field and re-enter the new username in the Re-Enter New Username field.
  9. Click the Apply button.  The new username now becomes the current login username.

    NOTE: A restart is not required, as the settings will immediately go into effect.

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