The Arris TG852G is not just a modem, it is a device which lets you connect with the web, on both your home network as well as the phone. Thus, you don’t require a separate wireless router. The Arris modem has DOCSIS 3.0 standard which is the industry standard. This facilitates high bandwidth data transfer for users who have an existing cable TV system.
Arris TG852G router is a multi-functional device because it allows you to make calls over it using the EMTA (Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter) technology. Another unique thing about TG852G is that it doubles up as a router. Under this article, you will find the steps to login into the Arris modem.
Before trying to login into your Arris router make sure that you are equipped with these 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 Inside Arris TG852G 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 192.168.100.1 for your router in the URL box and hit enter.
You can simply copy-paste this address http://192.168.100.1
NOTE: Make sure that you have connected your router with an RJ45 cable properly and check also 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 Credentials
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 model or the default credentials that can be used are:
- Default Username:admin
- Default Password: password
PS: The above combination is found to be successful in 95% 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 Arris TG852G Router 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 your router needs to be written down somewhere for future use
Step 4: Change the SSID of your TG852G Modem
SSID is an acronym for Service Set Identifier. SSID is basically the name of the network that is visible to you whenever you open the network tab for connecting to wi-fi. The name or SSID that appears is set as the brand name which manufactures the router by default. For TG852G, SSID is TG852GXX
It is highly recommended to change the default SSID as if it is left unchanged anyone can guess the default details and enter router settings.
- Make it short and simple yet hard to guess
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router as it can easily be guessed
Step 5: Secure Arris TG852G Modem 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 and Troubleshooting
1) Does Arris tg852G support 5Ghz?
No, Arris TG852F has a maximum of 2.4GHz speed. So it does not supports 5Ghz.
2) How do I log into my Arris TG852G?
To login to the router, you require an IP address 192.168.0.1 and login credentials which are usually printed on the box or manual.
3) How to reset my Arris TG852G?
To reset, Arris TG852G takes a sharp-pointed object and press-and-hold the reset button for 10 seconds. Once you are done, you can use the default credentials to log in.