Arris has produced one of the best routers and modems in the market for years. One of their models Arris TG3482G router also known as XB6 is a device that has many features one of them includes connecting with the web, your home network and also the phone without any separate wireless router. The Arris modem comes with DOCSIS 3.0 standard which is the industry standard facilitating high bandwidth data transfer for users who have an existing cable TV system.
Arris TG3482G model is a multi-functional device as it gives the facility to make calls over it using the EMTA (Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter) technology. The model TG3482G also has a unique feature that it doubles up as a router. In this article, you will find the steps to log in to the Arris modem. Users need to connect a lot of devices and may have to configure your modem, for which you are required to login to the router.
Prerequisites To access the default login gateway of Arris TG3482G (XB6):
Before trying to login into this router you must make sure that you are equipped with the following things:
- It is recommended to keep the router box as it contains the default username and password which will help you to login
- You have a system properly connected to the router where you can access the web over a browser(Avoid using Tablet or Smartphone to login)
Steps to Login into the Arris TG3482G Router
Step 1: Enter the IP address
The first thing that you will require to login is the IP address of your router. Open any local browser on your system and enter the login IP address 10.0.0.1 for your router in the URL box and hit enter.
You can simply copy-paste this address http://10.0.0.1
NOTE: Make sure that you are connected to your home wifi while doing this step. Also, enter the IP address with utmost care as if any mistake occurs while typing will cause an error.
Step 2: Enter the Login Details
As you enter the correct IP address of your router you will be prompted with a login page asking your username and password.
Since you are entering the router settings, you will have to enter the default username and password in case you are logging in for the first time or haven’t changed the default credentials.
You can find the default login details on the box of your router TG582n model or the default credentials that can be used are:
- Default Username:admin
- Default Password: admin
PS: The above combination is found to be successful in 84% of the cases. If you have changed the default details and didn’t remember the login details then you need to reset the router. Just press-and-hold reset button for 15 seconds using a sharp object.
Step 3: Change the Xfinity XB6 Login Details
As you will log in you will get plenty of options like change the SSID or network name, type of internet connection, security settings and also modify your router’s connection. Some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall, and system settings will also be there. Users can also change the transmission rate, IP address, and even the bandwidth.
Only changing SSID doesn’t provide you all security you also need to change the default username and password so that your router becomes more secure from unknown attempts.
As you will login you will be directed to the dashboard of the router where you have to find the option of change username and password.
Following are the tips to change the default login details:
Tips to change your username and password:
- The password should be a mixture of alphanumeric characters which includes both numbers and alphabets along with some special characters.
- The length of the password should be from 8 to16 characters, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password changed for Arris router needs to be written down somewhere for future use
Step 4: Change SSID for Arris TG3482G router
SSID is called the service set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the wifi tab. By default, it is always the name of the router’s manufacturer. If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new router to something that is personal.
Steps to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Step 5: Secure Arris TG3482G router settings:
When you enter correct login details you will be directed to the default gateway of the router where you will find various setting options, search for the encryption settings of your network. It is suggested that you should set the encryption to WPA2-PSK which is the current industry standard. This ensures that your router will operate at the best security level possible.
FAQs of Arris TG3482G router
1. Arris TG3482G RouterPassword Doesn’t Work
In case you are logging in for the first time then the default password is the word “admin”. You can also find the default login credentials on the box of your router. In case it doesn’t work then most probably you might have changed the default password. In this case, go for the reset option. For resetting, a press-and-hold reset button for 15 seconds using a pointed object.
2. Forgot Password to Arris TG3482G Router
First of all, try hard to remember but if you can’t remember then you may try to contact the ISP or Xfinity router forums and look for a different set of default passwords to be used. If nothing works, go for the reset option and then use the default login details to log in. Make sure that whenever you change the password you keep a note of it for future use.
3. How to Reset the Arris TG3482G RouterTo Default Settings
For resetting the router to default settings you have to reset the router which is quite simple. Just press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds using a pointed object like a pin or a clip. After resetting, your settings will be restored to default.
You can follow the below-given steps to reset your router:
- When the router is power on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds using a paper clip or pointed object
- Unplug the power of the router while holding the reset button pressed and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
- Turn on the power while still holding the reset button to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.