Your Arris SBG6580 router includes a very basic firewall that helps to protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking incoming and outgoing connections that are not authorized. Some online games or programs run much smoother if you allow additional connections through the firewall. To do this you need to create a port forward through the firewall.
This guide will show you how to create a port forward through the Arris SBG6580 firewall. The steps I will cover are:
- How to setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- How to login to the Arris SBG6580 router interface.
- How to find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
- How to setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.
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It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it in Step 4.
It is now time to login to the Arris SBG6580 router. This router has a web interface which means you login using a web browser. It usually doesn't matter what browser you decide to use, simply pick your favorite such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Edge.
Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.
The default Arris SBG6580 IP Address is: 192.168.0.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Don't panic if you don't see a login screen. Your router's IP address is probably different than the one you entered. To find out what the router's IP address is currently, follow the directions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
- The Default Arris SBG6580 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Arris SBG6580 Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Arris SBG6580 router.
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Arris Router Passwords page.
Try to guess what you changed the name to. If you need help with this, use our Find Password App to help you.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Arris SBG6580 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Arris SBG6580 router back to its factory settings.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:
Begin by clicking the Advanced option at the top of the page.
A new menu appears at this point. Click the new option of Port Forwarding.
Now, click the Create IPv4 button in the center of the page.
Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:
- TCP Ports: 3074
- UDP Ports: 3074
If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:
- Browsing our List of Games
- Check out our our List of Games by Genre
- See our List of all Applications
Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the Local IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the Local Start/End Port and both of the External Start/End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand Local Start/End Port and External Start/End Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right hand Local Start/End Port and External Start/End Port boxes.
Make up a name to put in the Description box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.
From the Protocol box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.
Choose On from the Enabled dropdown box.
After you are done click the Apply button.
Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Arris 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 Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.
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