SURFboard SBG1000
SBG1000 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway

The Motorola SURFboard SBG1000 router has 11mbps WiFi, 5 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the Motorola SBG1000 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway.

Quick links:
Default password/Login
Login instructions
User Manuals

SURFboard SBG1000 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: n/a
RAM: n/a
Flash: 8 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
WiFi: 11mbps (b)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: None
ETH: 5 x 100mbps ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for Motorola SURFboard SBG1000

If your SURFboard SBG1000 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your Motorola SURFboard SBG1000 in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.

Default factory settings for Motorola SURFboard SBG1000

If you have performed a reset of your SURFboard SBG1000 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Network name (SSID): Motorola
Default Gateway IP: Motorola login instructions
Default username: admin Motorola router default password list
Default password: motorola 
Default subnet mask:
Default DNS server:
Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

How to login to the SURFboard SBG1000

To login to the SBG1000 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway and change the settings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the router's network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Open your browser and visit
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: admin and the password motorola
    Note: If you have already changed the password use that instead.
  5. You will now be logged in. If you haven't yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in.

If these instructions don't work for your router, you can always try a factory reset to get the default, or try some other common Motorola credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.

Similar routers

Report error on page
(If info is incorrect)