In this article, you will find information about how to set up and connect to your Hitron Advanced WiFi modem, as well as how to change many of its settings.
From modem setup to changing your WiFi password and setting up Guest Networks, use these tips to get the most out of your Hitron wireless modem.
To set up your Hitron modem:
If you are connecting your devices via WiFi, start by locating the SSID (network name) and WiFi Key (password) for your Hitron modem and connect to that network on your device. Your SSID and WiFi Security Key can be found printed on the white sticker located on the modem.
2.4 GHz SSID: The name of your 2.4 GHz WiFi network
5 GHz SSID: The name of your 5.0 GHz WiFi network
WiFi Key: The password used to connect to your WiFi networks, as well as connect to the modem settings.
SSID-2.4 vs. SSID-5
With the Hitron CGNM-2250 you have access to two WiFi networks: a 2.4 GHz network and 5.0 GHz network. 2.4 GHz is the more commonly used network type and is the network that you should choose to connect to by default, as not all devices will be able to see or connect to the 5.0 GHz network. The 5.0 GHz network typically suffers from less WiFi interference, but will often have a shorter range, so it may not cover your entire household.
To improve the quality or range of your WiFi Internet network you can change the WiFi channel that you are currently using. To change your WiFi channel:
The name of your WiFi network — the SSID — is used to identify your network amongst others in range of your device. To change the name of your WiFi network, you will need to log in to the modem.
To change the password for your WiFi network, you will need to log into your Hitron modem configuration page.
With a password-protected guest network you can turn on and off, your guests can connect to your WiFi without access to you personal information, files, and devices. Through the Hitron modem settings, you can create a guest network for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks.
You can also change the name and password for your guest network. To change these settings simply follow steps 1 to 5 above, then change the information for your Guest Network Name (SSID) and Passphrase.
If you need to restore your modem to default settings on your Hitron modem, you can do so by performing a pin-hole reset. This will delete all of your custom configurations.