Wireless networks have become hugely popular in companies as well as in the homes. The beauty of all wireless networks is the lack of wires – no cables are required, no hassle of running the network cables. Home users with lack of networking knowledge can now build a wireless network in home easily with all-in-one SBG6580 cable modem router. Basically when you build a wireless network to share your Cable broadband internet connection with multiple computers in home securely, you require three devices. Firstly, you need a cable modem. A modem is used to covert analog signal to digital signal and vice versa. Secondly, you need a router with firewall feature. A Router (with firewall feature) is used to help your private network protected against any types of internet threats. Besides, firewall with NAT function is used to allow a single internet connection to share with multiple computers in the network. And lastly you need a wireless access point to extend the network wirelessly. Building a wireless network with three devices by mostly home users who lack of networking knowledge will sound complicated. Fortunately technology innovations make life easier. Motorola ships a compact device – an all-in-one device which combines all the requirements in building the wireless network in home with no hassle, SBG6580 cable modem router. What this Product Does
SURFboard SBG6580 is a fully integrated all-in-one cable modem router, a single device for your home wireless network solution to share your Cable Internet connection. Not just that, with a wireless network in home you can share documents, share multifunction printer (with wireless print server), play games, and make Internet phone calls. Cable Modem Function
SBG6580 is a DOCSIS 3.0 / EuroDOCSIS 3.o cable modem, enables channel bonding of up to 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels – which allows an operator to offer their customers advanced multimedia services, capable of data rates of well over 300 Mbps in DOCSIS and 400 Mbps in EuroDOCSIS in the received (downstream) data stream and over 100 Mbps in the send (upstream) data stream. This is the first requirement for your network. Firewall & Router Function
SBG6580 cable modem router supports the NAT firewall feature to allow network IP address translation, means you can share a single Internet connection with many computers in the network behind the firewall. The modem also supports the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) feature for inbound traffic filter in protecting your network against any internet threats such as DoS (Denial of Services) and malware. The modem also supports the routing function including static route and dynamic routing (RIPv1, RIPv2). This is the second requirement for your network. Wireless Access Point SBG6580 cable modem wireless router is powered by the wireless access point with the latest wireless technology 802.11n standards with dual selectable frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) and with an internal 2 x 2 antenna array, enables users to maximize the high-bandwidth potential of their home or business networks. Besides the wireless access, the users can also utilize the included 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for high speed wired connections to the computers. This is your third requirement for your wireless network in home. The modem also includes the DHCP service that is very essential service for networking. With the DHCP service, all the IP configurations of all the computers in the network will be done automatically – reducing the administration overhead.
Unlike wired connection, wireless connection is susceptible for the eavesdropping by the users within the network coverage. Therefore, the SBG6580 supports the wide range of security including WEP-64/128, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, 802.1x, 802.11i (pre-authentication). For secure client connection to the network, the device supports user-friendly Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) to easily connect with WPS compatible device The modem also supports the VPN feature to allow you create secure tunneling into your private network via the public network (aka the internet). Travelling users can access the private network via the internet from all over the world securely with L2TP. The SBG6580 includes an enhanced tuner that supports up to a 1 GHz downstream input allowing operators to increase the frequency spectrum for deployment of new high-value services such as bandwidth on-demand, commercial services, interactive gaming, and IPTV to their customers. By Ki Grinsing