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Wed, Oct 5, 2022 9:36 PM

Arris surfboard SBG 6580 as a wireless repeater

Trouble getting my Arris 6580 running as a wireless repeater off of my primary AT&T modem/router. I have a new Epson ET-4850 WI-FI Earthnet printer that I want to connect it to. I have no problem with my laptop which I have in the same room connecting but I cannot get the printer to wirelessly pick up the main router and the main router cannot be moved. There is no way I can run an Earthnet cable 30 feet through 2 walls to reach the primary router.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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2 months ago

Hi there, @Dixekid! We're here to offer some advice.


There are two ways to connect your printer to your Wi-Fi:


Connecting via WPS

  1. Locate your printer manual. You will want to learn how to access the printer WiFi settings. Some printers are able to connect via WPS. If your printer has the capability to connect this way:
  2. Log into your gateway at
  3. Go to the Wireless Settings
  4. Enable WPS and Save
  5. After WPS is enabled, press the WPS button located on the front of your gateway.
  6. Then press the WPS button on the printer. The printer should automatically connect in less than a minute.

Connecting via WiFi Password

  • If your printer connects via a Wireless password, you will want to find your printer manual to find out how to enter it. Most printers come with a setup disc to guide you through the process. You can find your Network Name and Wireless information here.


For help with connecting your printer to third party equipment, we recommend contacting Arris Support. You can also try using AT&T Hometech support (paid subscription service), as they are equipped to help with setting up third party equipment.


Please feel free to reach back out if you need help in the future. Thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums!


Lacey, AT&T Community Specialist 

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