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Port Forward the Motorola SBG6580

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Did you know that your Motorola SBG6580 router comes with a firewall? This firewall blocks connections that you may need unblocked for a game or application. This process of opening a port is normally called a port forward.

In this guide we will walk you through each of the following steps:

  1. Setup a static IP address on the computer or device you want to forward these ports to.
  2. Login to your Motorola SBG6580 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced link.
    • Click on Forwarding.
  4. Create a port forward.

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Step 1

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.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guide to setup a static IP address.

Step 2

It is time to login to the Motorola SBG6580 router. This router has a web interface so you need to login using a web browser. It does not matter which browser you decide to use just pick your favorite. Some common options are:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

After picking your favorite browser and opening it up, locate the address bar. It looks a lot like this:

In the picture above the address bar has in it. All you need to do is replace this with the IP address of the Motorola SBG6580 router. (Sometimes the router's IP address is called the computer's gateway.)

If you have changed the router's IP address in the past and don't remember what you changed it to, you need to follow the instructions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

The default IP address of the Motorola SBG6580 is set to:

Once you have entered the router's IP Address, simply click the Enter button on the keyboard. You should see the following screen:

Motorola SBG6580 Screenshot 1

Enter the router's Username and Password in the appropriate boxes.

  • The Default Motorola SBG6580 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Motorola SBG6580 Router Password is: motorola

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Motorola SBG6580 router.

Having Trouble?

This is a common place to get stuck. Here are a few different things you can try:

  • First, we recommend trying other Motorola usernames and passwords. It is quite possible you have a slightly different firmware version with a different username and/or password. Check out our list of Default Motorola Router Passwords here.

  • If that doesn't work, we recommend trying to crack the password yourself. We can help, use our Find Password App to automate the guessing process. This app will help you get logged into your router. Learn more about it on our Router Password Cracker page.

  • Finally if nothing else works, you may need to consider a reset. A reset like this erases all settings you have changed in the past. I strongly recommend you try other troubleshooting methods before considering a reset. If this is something you need to do, check out our How to Reset a Router page.
Step 3

This third step is about finding the port forwarding section of the router. To show you how to do that, we start on the Status page.

Motorola SBG6580 Screenshot 2
  • From this page, click the Advanced option at the top of the page.
  • The menu on the left changes, select the option of Forwarding.
Motorola SBG6580 Screenshot 3
Step 4

It is now time to enter some data into your router. For us to show you exactly what to enter we need a little more information from you:

Application :
IP Address :

(The IP address above should match the static IP address you setup in Step 1)

Based on the information you gave us above we will show you exactly what to enter in your router. Right now we are showing the ports for XBox Live. Go ahead and fill in the boxes in your router exactly as you see them below:

Make sure to click the Apply button at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

Testing if the Ports are Open

After you have finished forwarding the ports you need to check and see if they forwarded correctly. One way to do this is to use our free Open Port Checker. It comes with our free trial Network Utilities. Our Open Port Checker uses a local application to see if the ports you forwarded are listening. This makes our port checker Guaranteed to work.

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