Router Password

Richard164

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 21, 2012
7
0
I'd like to change the password on my Motorola SBG 6580 gateway wireless cable router. How do I get into it to make the change?
 

Richard164

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 21, 2012
7
0
IP address

OK, thanks. It asks my to type in the IP address of the gateway. Where do I type that in? Sorry for these fundamental questions:(
 

beardboy

macrumors regular
Nov 5, 2007
163
0
Bath
Type the IP address into a web browser - Safari, Chrome, Firefox etc and it will prompt you to enter a username and password, which should also be in the manual.

Once you've logged in you will be able to look through the menus to find where to change the password. It'll be under Security if it's the Admin password you want to change at a guess and under Wireless if it's the encryption key you want to change.
 
Nov 28, 2010
22,670
28
located
OK, thanks. It asks my to type in the IP address of the gateway. Where do I type that in? Sorry for these fundamental questions:(
It normally is 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, but it can also be found on the bottom of the device or in System Preferences > Network > AirPort or Ethernet > Advanced > TCP/IP > Router.
 

rocket9005

macrumors newbie
Jan 2, 2012
9
0
New Milford, CT
The IP address of my Motorlola cable moden is

1. Open a browser window.
2. Type in the IP address for the modem 192.168.0.1.
3. Type in the default Username; admin.
4. Type in the default Password; motorola.

The manual should list the default login and password. There is probably a reset button on it where you can reset it back the the factory defaults.
 
Last edited:
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.