How to Reset the Hitron CGNM-2250

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If you have tried to login to the Hitron CGNM-2250 router unsuccessfully you may need to reset the Hitron CGNM-2250 router back to the original factory defaults.

When I say reset I am not referring to a reboot. A reboot is a cycle in the power to the unit. You do this by unplugging the power, waiting about 30 seconds, and plugging the power source back in. This does not change any settings on your router. A reset is a full factory restore of all settings. This means every setting you have ever changed since owning this router is erased and reverted back to how it was from the factory.

Warning: Resetting this device is a big step and should not be done until all other troubleshooting methods have been exhausted. We recommend making a list of all the settings that may have been changed during the life of the Hitron CGNM-2250 router such as:

  • The router's main username and password. This is the most common reason for needing to reset the Hitron CGNM-2250 router.
  • The WiFi information such as SSID and Internet password.
  • If this is a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP (Internet Service Provider) username and password. You must call your ISP for these details.
  • Any other settings you may of changed such as IP addresses or port forwards are also erased.

Other Hitron CGNM-2250 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Hitron CGNM-2250. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Hitron CGNM-2250

Take a look at the image below. I have circled the reset button in red. This button is quite small and will look simply like a tiny hole in the back panel. Go ahead and locate it on the Hitron CGNM-2250 router you have.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Hitron CGNM-2250 router.

While the router is on, take a small sharp object such as the end of a paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds to initiate the reset process. If you don't hold the button down long enough there is a good chance the router will simply reboot instead of reset.

Remember a reset like this is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed in the history of the device. We encourage you to try other troubleshooting methods before you reset Hitron CGNM-2250 router.

Login to the Hitron CGNM-2250

Now that you've reset the Hitron CGNM-2250 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. These are provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It might be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

After you've reset and logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. 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.

Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Hitron CGNM-2250

Finally you can begin to reconfigure the Hitron CGNM-2250 router. This includes the WiFi settings. Our Hitron CGNM-2250 WiFi Instructions are easy to follow. It shows you how to properly secure your local network.

Hitron CGNM-2250 Help

Be sure to check out our other Hitron CGNM-2250 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Hitron CGNM-2250. We also have the following guides for the same router: