Setup WiFi on the Hitron CGN3ACR

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The Hitron CGN3ACR router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

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This is the wifi guide for the Hitron CGN3ACR.We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.


You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The Hitron CGN3ACR

To get started configuring the Hitron CGN3ACR WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Hitron CGN3ACR, follow our Hitron CGN3ACR Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Hitron CGN3ACR

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Hitron router.

Now that you've logged into your Hitron CGN3ACR router you'll be taken to the Home page. To change your wireless network settings click Wireless near the top of the page and then Basic Settings below that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Hitron CGN3ACR

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your Hitron router.

This brings you to a new page.

Start out by making sure 2.4G is selected in the upper left hand corner of the page.

Set the Wireless Channel to either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to learn more.

Next make sure that the WPS Enabled option is set to Off. Why? Take a look at our What is WPS Guide to find out.

After that you'll need to set a Network Name (SSID). This can be whatever you want, however we strongly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information. To learn more visit our Wireless Names Guide.

That's it for this page. Click Save Changes near the bottom of the page and then WPS & Security near the top.

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This is the wifi wps page from your Hitron router.

You should now see the page provided above.

We'll only be making our changes in the top section of the right hand side of the page.

Begin by setting the Security Mode to WPA-Personal. Now set the Auth Mode to WPA2-PSK. These will provide you with the best security. For more information check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Set the Encrypt Mode to AES.

Lastly you'll need to set a Pass phrase. This can be anything you like, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Save Changes before leaving the page.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

Other Hitron CGN3ACR Info

Don't forget about our other Hitron CGN3ACR info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Hitron CGN3ACR.We also have the following guides for the same router: