How to Disable the Motorola SBG 6580 Router

In this video I am disabling the router functionality on the Time Warner provided Motorola SBG 6580 for the purpose of adding my own wireless router.

The steps I found online were good but one of them in particular made things complicated and so I put that step last so that everything would run more smoothly.

The first 5 or 6 minutes of this video is the actual doing part and the rest of it is all talk about what I will be doing next. This is something that I can see many people wanting to do because they want to use their own router.

Here are the steps:

Unplug the coaxial cable from the back of the modem.

Connect a computer to one of the Ethernet ports.

Open the Web browser; then type in the address bar. Press “Enter,” and the browser will display a login screen.

Enter the user name and password. The default user name is “admin,” and the default password is “motorola.”

Set the “DHCP” drop-down menu to “No.”

Click the “Wireless” tab, and select “Primary Network” on the left menu bar. Set the “Primary Network” drop-down menu to “Disabled.”

Click the “Advanced” tab, and select “Options.”

8 (this step might not be needed) Not in my video
Check the “Enable” box next to “Rg PassThrough.” Enter the MAC address of your router in the box next to the “Add Mac Address” button; then click the button.

Select the “Basic” tab, and set “NAPT mode” to “Disabled.” Click “Apply.”

Click “Apply,” and restart the modem.

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