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Wireless light is yellow on SBG900 .. can connect to internet wired, but not wireless

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Make sure you are not sharing the same wireless channel number as your neighbor.

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Sounds like your wireless card is not working. Some will have an on/off switch on them that will cause this problem.

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I have a Blu Ray DVD player that accepts an internet connection. Problem is it's a long way away from the nearest wired connection, but would work with my wireless system. I have an old Motorola SBG900 and...


It is recommended to use a Router with higher speed transfer with the N protocol. These are the routers which end in N+.

You have to set a wireless network at home.

In that situation I will get a wireless N+ router and then create a HOME Wireless Network with security.

THe routers comes with instructions on how to set this up.

God Bless You!

Feb 05, 2011 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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Set up wireless security


1 On a computer wired to the SBG900 USB or Ethernet port, open your web
browser (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer)
2 Type http//:192.168.100.1 and press ENTER to display the login window:
3 In the User ID field, type admin (case sensitive) and press TAB.
4 In the Password field, type motorola (case sensitive) and click Log In to
display the SBG900 Setup Program main window:
As soon as your network is operational, run the SBG900 Setup Program to:

"Wireless Network Setup"
For a LAN with one or more wireless clients, enable wireless security on the SBG900.

"Wireless Network Setup"
After enabling wireless security on the SBG900, as required on each wireless client:
> If you disabled ESSID broadcasting on the SBG900, set the client Network
Name (ESSID) identical to the ESSID on the SBG900.
> If you enabled WEP on the SBG900, set the client WEP key identical to the
WEP key on the SBG900.
> If you enabled Allow Only Listed Stations Access, be sure the MAC
address for each client is correctly listed on the SBG900.

Dec 22, 2010 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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Unable to wireless connect TP-Link TL-WR841ND to Motorola SBG900


DO any of these error conditions show up on the front panel display?

Front-Panel Lights and Error Conditions
Light Turns Off During Startup If:
RECEIVE The downstream receive channel cannot be acquired
SEND The upstream send channel cannot be acquired
ONLINE IP registration is unsuccessful
POWER The SBG900 is not properly plugged into the
power outlet
OR
Light Turns Off During Normal Operation If:
RECEIVE The downstream channel is lost
SEND The upstream channel is lost
ONLINE IP registration is lost
POWER The SBG900 is unplugged

If you rent or lease your SBG900 Contact your cable service provider.
If you own your SBG900 Call 1-877-466-8646 for technical and warranty support. Support is available
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Feb 28, 2017 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 (49402201900) Modem

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Hi. just got cable internet (Comcast) and am


that's normal, wireless is normally between 1/4 and 1/2 the speed of your wired connection. normally the router gives priority to wired devices, but this should not cause you any further slow down unless you have wired devices plugged in at the same time you are using wireless. this can be changed from your router's admin page.

Aug 14, 2009 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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Bridging a Motorola SBG900 to a Speedstream 4200


You can't use the Motorola SBG900 for that. The only way it might work is if the Motorola SBG900 had a 4-port Ethernet switch built into it.

Sep 16, 2017 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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SBG900 Wireless not detected


See the other post. Change the "channel" on the online settings and that should work.

Jan 12, 2009 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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Wireless Doesn't Work - No light.


If someone else setup the router for you they may have turned off the wireless. If you can connect via ethernet use the web based configuration utility to turn it back on.

The intial setup is as follows in the manual:

To provide an initial wireless connection to your network and the Internet:
1 Connect the SBG900 to the cable TV system as described in Section A.
2 On each wireless client computer, install the wireless adapter hardware and
driver software according to the manufacturer's instructions.
3 On each wireless client computer, set up a wireless adapter profile to
“connect” the client to the SBG900. The procedure depends on your
wireless adapter and computer operating system.
In your initial profile, use the SBG900 default wireless Network Name
(ESSID) motorola (case-sensitive).
Your computers are connected but not secure.
The default SBG900 settings provide no wireless security. After
your wireless LAN is operational, be sure to enable security as
described in “Setting Up the Wireless LAN” in the SBG900
User Guide
.

Oct 30, 2008 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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Can't connect to the internet wirelessly


Well, to avoid confusion, I'd start by doing a factory reset. Insert the straightened end of a paperclip into the reset hole and power up the device to do this. From there, the device should begin broadcasting the default wireless network with the name (SSID) of "Motorola." The DHCP server should also be enabled and if your computer is configured to receive an automatically assigned IP address your wireless network interface should pick up an IP. The security for the "Motorola" network is disabled by default.

Basic troubleshooting from there would be to try to see if you can connect your wireless computer to another wireless network that is know to be working well. Either buy and return another wireless access point or router from a retailer or head to a Starbucks or other establishment that offers free wireless. If the wireless computer is hooking up nicely with the secondary wireless network, you can refocus on the SBG900 as the likely source of the problem.

If after attempting the aforementioned procedures you find that the wireless computer continues to fail to connect to the SBG900 you might have to consider that you have a faulty device. At that point I would consider consulting the manufacturer's documentation.

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