Forwarding Ports on the Motorola SBG6580 Router


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Motorola SBG6580 router your computer needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:


Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

192.168.0. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Motorola SBG6580 Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Motorola SBG6580 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Motorola SBG6580 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Motorola SBG6580 Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Motorola SBG6580 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Motorola SBG6580 Router Username is: admin

The Default Motorola SBG6580 Router Password is: motorola


Click the Login button to log in to your Motorola SBG6580 router.


Default Usernames and Passwords for other Motorola Routers

Please visit our Default Motorola Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Motorola SBG6580 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Motorola SBG6580 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward any port on the Motorola SBG6580


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Motorola SBG6580?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your Motorola SBG6580 router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Motorola SBG6580 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Forwarding.

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Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Local IP Adr box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter your computer's ip address into that box.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Start Port and the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the End Port box.

Use the Protocol drop down box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

Put a checkmark in the Enabled checkbox.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for any port on the Motorola SBG6580 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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