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ARRIS / Surfboard G54


Modem Information

DOCSIS 3.1 Quad Band BE18000 WiFi Modem

32x8 channel bonding

Highest Service Level

Go Beyond Fast - 2 Gbps

Front View

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After the modem is successfully connected to the network, the LED indicator illuminates a solid green or blue to indicate that the modem is online and fully operational.

Back View

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The following buttons and ports are available on the back of the modem.

  • Reset button: Use this button to reboot or reset the WiFi cable modem configuration settings.
  • Ethernet: Four one-gigabit ports for RJ-45 network cable connections and one 10Gbps port. Only one port is active at a time. The following information describes the Ethernet port LED lights.
    • Solid green LED: Indicates the Online status is in DOCSIS 3.0 mode.
    • Solid blue LED: Indicates the Online status is in DOCSIS 3.1 mode.
    • Blinking green LED: Indicates downstream and upstream channel search.
    • Solid amber LED: Indicates the unit is powered on.
    • Blinking amber LED: Indicates the firmware download is in progress.
    • Blinking blue and green LED: Indicates error mode in sequence.
    • Solid light blue LED: Indicates the WAN is selected over the Ethernet mode.
  • Cable: Coaxial cable connector.
  • Power port: Connect the power cord provided with the WiFi cable modem.

MAC Address / WiFi Network Label

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This information is usually found on a sticker at the bottom of the device.

  • MAC addresses are written as 12 digits containing both letters and numbers (0-9, A-F).
    • A MAC address is unique.
    • The first six characters of the MAC address are unique to the device's manufacturer.
  • This contains the default Network Name (SSID) and Wi-Fi Security Key (Preshared Key).


The light on the front indicates the gateway status. To troubleshoot any connection problems, use the table below.

LED StatusProblem
OffNo connection. Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid AmberPower is connected.
Blinking GreenAcquiring downstream and upstream channel connections.
Solid GreenOnline status in DOCSIS 3.0 mode.
Solid BlueOnline status in DOCSIS 3.1 mode.
Solid Light BlueWAN over Ethernet mode enabled.
Blinking AmberFirmware download in progress.

Manufacturer Resources

For more detailed technical information on the G54, refer to the Arris / Surfboard G54 Data Sheet (PDF).

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