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

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How do I change my Wi-Fi Security Key in the SBG6580? 
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By default, the SBG6580 is setup to use WPA wireless security with a specific string of character keys (sometimes referred to as the wireless password).  In this case, that string of character keys would need to be entered into a wireless client (such as a laptop or tablet) in order to have wireless connectivity.

At times, it may be desired to change the wireless key.  This can be accomplished by logging into the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the SBG6580.  This document describes how to change the wireless key for the wireless networks of the SBG6580.

This document contains the following sections:


NOTE: The SBG6580 will either be configured to use a WPA key or a WEP key, as it will not use both keys at the same time.  In most cases, the SBG6580 will be configured to use a WPA key.

 

To Change the WPA Key

  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 appears.

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

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  4. On the Wireless - Primary Network Settings page:
    a.  Passphrase - Enter the desired WPA key (wireless password) to use.  The WPA key must be 8 - 63 characters.
    b.  Click the Apply button.

    NOTE:  A restart is not required, as the settings immediately take effect.


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To make a wireless connection, enter the same WPA key into the wireless client:

 

To Change the WEP Key

  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 appears.

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

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  4. On the Wireless - Primary Network Settings page:
    a.  Network Key 1 - Enter the desired key to use.

    NOTE 1: If the Encryption setting is set to 64-bit, enter 10 characters.  If it is set to 128-bit, enter 26 characters.  In the example below, the Encryption is set to 64-bit.

    NOTE 2: WEP keys use hexadecimal characters, which are 0 - 9 and a - f.  For best security, it is recommended to avoid the use of all the same characters (for example: 1111111111).


    b.  Click the Apply button.

    NOTE: A restart is not required, as the settings immediately take effect.


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To make a connection, enter the same WEP key into the wireless client:

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