Motorola SBG 6580

Motorola SBG6580 Wireless Cable Modem

Motorola SBG6580 Wireless Cable Modem

Motorola Surfboard SBG6580

The Motorola Surfboard Gateway SBG6580 provides ultrafast Internet access – up to 8 times faster than other cable modems, along with wireless capabilities for extra convenience.


DOCSIS 3.0 certified – backwards compatible to 1.1 and 2.0
Network Interface four 1GB Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000)
Cable Interface F Connector female 75 ohms
WiFi Interface 802.11N dual band
Built in Firewall
Windows, Mac and UNIX Compatible
1-year limited warranty

The Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 is the next generation of cable modem with WiFi; offering everything a cable modem can offer and faster.

It includes a four port GB Ethernet Router in addition to wireless N networking (802.11N with dual band capabilities). The SBG6580 is DOCSIS 3.0 compliant and can reach speed rates of as much as 300 Mbps; up to 8 times faster than DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems.

Game players using a SBG6580 have an advantage over the competition with superfast, enhanced interactive gaming, while HD video can be streamed effortlessly, including wirelessly.

A commercial grade firewall is built in for added data protection and security and when compared to the old traditional 56K analog phone modems, downloading can be as much as 8000 times faster!

The sleek and compact Motorola surfboard SBG6580 cable modem provides a perfect solution for networking not only in the home but also at the office. With just one ultra-broadband connection, a whole network of PCs and laptops can benefit from very fast speeds even through WiFi connectivity.

Consumer reviews are good to excellent, with few negative comments; mostly alluding to the performance limits but most users recognize that these limits are due to their ISP and not the SBG6580. Mention is also made of the feature of the firewall, called IP Flood Detection, is ON by default and needs to be turned off to avoid slowed performance. This may cause problems for inexperienced users who don’t know what to look for and it is surprising that Motorola has this checked ON as default.

This point aside, most reviews for the Motorola Surfboard SBG6580
have five star ratings and are extremely good. As long as the unit is placed with plenty of air flow space around, to make sure it doesn’t overheat, it can cope with a number of computers, printers and other devices, both hard wired and wireless.

This one compact device really does have everything necessary for the complete office set up and for the most part is completely user-friendly: the noted possible problems are very easily remedied once recognized and are not really problems at all.

The Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 Gateway cable modem takes cable network access to a whole new level, with enhanced performance and high speeds coupled with WiFi capabilities: Everything the user needs for exceptional performance and ease of use.