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how do you unlock wireless on a motorola SBG6580 modem/rou

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how do you unlock wireless on a motorola SBG6580 modem/router
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  toughguy replied 2 years ago.

toughguy :

Hi

toughguy :

Thanks for using JustAnswer

toughguy :

Can you please let me know if you can login to router UI?

toughguy :

Pls do the following

toughguy :

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

toughguy :

If you have changed the password pls provide that password

toughguy :

Pls let me know if you were able to login to router UI or not

toughguy :

From what you have mentioned wireless might be disabled in your router

toughguy :

it can be enabled very easily as follows

toughguy :

Create a Primary Wireless Network
1. Log on to the modem’s interface.
2. Click Wireless.
3. Click Primary Network.
4. Enable the Primary Network.
5. Disable or select the Automatic Security Configuration (WPS or SES).
6. Enter the name of your wireless network in the Network Name (SSID) field.
7. Select an Automatic Security Configuration option:
Disabled – User must configure the system manually
WPS (WiFi Protected) – Easy and quick start up
SES – (Secure Easy Set-up) – Better security, slow set-up
8. Select the Security Method:
WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access
WPA-PSK
Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key, standard encryption
WPA2
Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key, standard encryption with the AES encryption type
WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key
Notes:
Motorola recommends using WPA2-PSK.
The SBG6580 has a default Pre-Shared Key. Use the default key to configure a wireless adapter. For better security, Motorola recommends that you change the Pre-Shared Key setting.
9. Select the WPA/WPA2 Encryption type.
10. Click Apply.

toughguy :

Pls download MANUAL for your ROUTER @ http://www.midcocomm.com/_files/files/SBG6580.pdf

toughguy :

It has detailed instructions on ENABLING wireless in CHAPTER 6 (page 14)

toughguy :

Pls follow them and see if you can enable wireless

toughguy :

Let me know how things go

toughguy :

Pls keep the Manual handy for future reference

toughguy :

It has got precise information about configuration, etcc

toughguy :

Hope this helps..

toughguy :

Pls try and let me know..

toughguy :

If you find information I provided useful.. Pls click ACCEPT so that i get paid..

toughguy :

Feel free to let me know if you have any queries

Customer :

Where would I find this precise information. It's asking for a pass code to unlock the wireless configuration on the modem.

toughguy :

Pls download useguide @ http://www.midcocomm.com/_files/files/SBG6580.pdf

toughguy :

it has clear instructions..

toughguy :

Were you able to LOGIN to Router UI page?

toughguy :

with user name admin and password motorola?

toughguy :

pls confirm

toughguy :

were you able to download the user manual for your router?

Customer :

I did download manual and I am currently following some of the procedures to connect to wireless.

toughguy :

Ok..

toughguy :

pls follow then and they should help

toughguy :

to set things up quickly

toughguy :

it has step by step instrcutions

Customer :

Give me a few minutes... working on settings on my computer

toughguy :

sure..

toughguy :

hope you were able to enable wireless on your router..

toughguy :

Pls let me know how things go..

Customer :

I can't get it to work. I followed instructions in the manuel. We found the motorola CD which is supposed to unlock and set up the wireless on the modem. We followed the instructions on the CD and still no luck. I think the modem may have a problem.

toughguy :

Can you try one last thing.. if you can RESET modem to FACTORY SETTINGS

toughguy :

and try to setup wireless

toughguy :

PLS NOTE when you reset modem to factory setting ALL YOUR settings (if any) would be lost

toughguy :

so make note of them before you try RESET

toughguy :

IF you have about doubt on configuration DONOT RESET.. atleast you can user LAN Now to connect to internet

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