The Arris TG852G is more than just a modem. Its a device which lets you connect with the web, your home network and also the phone. Thus you won’t need a separate wireless router. The Arris modem has DOCSIS 3.0 standard which is the industry standard facilitating high bandwidth data transfer for users who have an existing cable TV system.
Arris TG852G is a multi-functional device as you can make calls over it using the EMTA (Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter) technology. The unique thing about TG852G is that it doubles up as a router. Here, we explain how you can login into the Arris modem.
Steps To Login Inside Arris TG852G Modem
Step 1: Open the web browser
Connect your modem with an RJ45 cable and see that the network is working. Open the web browser on your system connected to this home network and type the address 192.168.100.1 in URL and hit enter.
Step 2: Enter the Login Credentials
If you enter the correct IP address, you will see the login screen to enter the default credentials. If you have already changed the default credentials, be ready with the changed username and password. Below is the list of most common login credentials:
- Username: admin
- Password: password
PS: The above combination was found to be correct in 95% cases.
Step 3: Setting Up TG852G Login Details
Inside the modem settings, see for the wireless settings and be cautious about the settings you are going to configure.
Inside the modem settings, you can set the SSID or network name, type of internet connection, the security settings and also modify your modem connection.
You will be able to see some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall and system settings. There are a many options which the user can change like the transmission rate, IP address and even the bandwidth. We always recommend you to change the default username and password. Use the below tips to change the username and password.
Tips to change your username and password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters and special characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for the modem needs to be written down somewhere
Step 4: Change the SSID of your TG852G Modem
A SSID is called the service set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the wifi tab. Be default, it is always the name of the modem manufacturer.
If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new modem to something that is personal. For TG852G, SSID is TG852GXX
Steps to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Example: Jamers_Wifi, Alpha#1, Charlie#12
Step 5: Secure Arris TG852G Modem Settings:
When you log inside the modem, you can see a wireless settings tab or a tab for changing the security settings of the modem. In the encryption settings, you need to select the option WPA2-PSK which is the best encryption standard in the industry right now. This setting will ensure that modem is secure at the optimum level.
Issues and FAQs
1. Does Arris tg852G support 5ghz?
No, Arris TG852F has a maximum of 2.4GHz speed.
2. How do I log into my Arris TG852G?
You can log into the modem using the IP address 192.168.0.1 and entering the credentials
3. How to reset my Arris TG852G?
To reset, Arris TG852G is to take a sharp pointed object and press-and-hold it over the reset button for 10 seconds. Once you are done, you will be able to enter the default credentials.