How to change the WiFi password on an Arris XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem

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This page provides the information that you will need to change your WiFi password on the Arris XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem. To change the password for the wireless network on your Advanced WiFi Modem, you will need to log into the modem configuration page which will allow you to configure various settings related to your wireless network. Before proceeding, ensure that you have an ethernet cable connecting your modem to your computer/laptop, or that you are connected to your personal WiFi network.

 

 

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It is always a good idea to document your WiFi settings such as your network name and WiFi password  just in case you forget them or are required to re-enter your wireless network information in the future.                                                                                                    

                                                               

 

Arris XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem

Your WiFi network password is the password you use to connect to the WiFi network. To change the password for your WiFi network you will need to log into the Advanced WiFi modem configuration page which will allow you to configure various settings related to your WiFi network. To change your network password:

 

  1. Open an Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc...) and navigate to the address bar at the top of the page. Enter the following: 10.0.0.1, and then hit the enter key on your keyboard:

  2. Log in to the modem with the following information:

    • Username: admin
    • Password: password
    • if this is your first time logging in to the modem configuration page, you will be asked to update the password. If you've already logged in previously and updated the password, please use that instead.
  3. Select Connection > WiFi from the menu on the left.
  4. Select the Edit button beside either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz to change the password for that network.
  5. Enter your new WiFi password in the Network Password field.
  6. Select Save Settings to finish.

 

Related: Hardware Information - Arris XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem 

Note

 

If you would like to restore this setting to its default you can do so by performing a pin-hole reset on the modem (button located on the back of the modem). Please be aware that this reset will restore all customized settings, including WiFi channel and network name.

  

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Changing WiFi passwords on other modems

For changing the WiFi password on other modem types please see the following:

 

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