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SBG6700-AC (v8.6.x): Admin Login Setup

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Question
How do I change the admin username and/or password on my SBG6700-AC?
Answer

When attempting to access the SBG6700-AC configuration menu, the gateway prompts for a username and password.  By default, the username is admin, and the password is password.  However, the gateway's admin account password can be changed.

NOTE: If the gateway cannot be accessed using the default credentials, and the username and password is unknown, then the gateway will only accessible by doing a factory reset.  Keep in mind that a factory reset will erase any custom settings, and may cause the Internet to be inaccessible.  For instructions on how to do a factory reset, please refer to Article # 9858 - SBG6700-AC (v8.6.x): Factory Reset.


Login Considerations:

  • Usernames and passwords are case sensitive.
  • Usernames and passwords go into effect immediately.  Restarting the gateway is not required for the username and/or password to take effect.
  • Assigning an administrator username and password does not affect communication to the Internet.

NOTE: Before changing the username and/or password, it is recommended to backup the configuration.  To backup the configuration, please refer to Article # 9856 - SBG6700-AC (v8.6.x): Configuration Backup and Restore Tool


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 SBG6700-AC 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 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 password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button. The Home page appears.

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  3. Move the mouse-cursor over Status on the top menu, and select Security sub-link.  The Status - Security page appears.
  4. On the Status - Security page:
    a.  Click on the top drop-down menu, and select Change Password.
    b.  Enter Username - Enter the current login username.
    c.  Enter Current Password - Enter the current login password.
    d.  Enter New Password - Enter a new login password of choice.
    e.  Re-Enter New Password - Re-Enter the new login password.
    f.  Click the Apply button.  The new password now becomes the current login password.

    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 SBG6700-AC will be inaccessible.

NOTE: If the device is leased the option may not be available to change the username.
  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 password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button. The Home page appears.

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  3. Move the mouse-cursor over Status on the top menu, and select Security sub-link.  The Status - Security page appears.
  4. On the Status - Security page:
    a.  Click on the top drop-down menu, and select Change Username.
    a.  Enter Current Username - Enter the current login username.
    b.  Enter Current Password - Enter the current login password.
    c.  Enter New Username - Enter a new login username of choice.
    d.  Re-Enter New Username - Re-Enter the new login username.
    e.  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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