The 10.0.0.1 IP address is the private address that can be assigned to a router device or any other client devices as the default gateway access
Many router manufacturers choose 10.0.0.1 as their unique and private IP address (for example some models of Cisco’s router).
The IP address of 10.0.0.1 is regularly found on business’s network than on the local home network.
However, it is essential to know that there is no advantage or disadvantage of using the 10.0.0.1 or 192.168.0.1 type of IP address for the router.
Both types of the IP address are used with the same function of logging into your router’s main home page. Using either of them is only a matter of manufacturer’s preference.
Moreover, you can change the default gateway IP address from 10.0.0.1 to 192.168.0.1 or vice versa.
Another essential note to understand is that the IP address in the same range of 10.0.0.x can have some different variations such as 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.0.2 or 10.0.0.8.
There is no difference in what your router will do when you enter these IP addresses. They will all establish the connection to the default administrative page of your router.
What is the default password and username of your specific router?
Ever have the trouble of logging in the default gateway of your router, we’ve got you covered.
The list below contains all the most common default password and username of different types of router.
How to change the IP address from 10.0.0.1 to 192.168.0.1
If you are not familiar with the 10.0.0.1 IP address and you want to change it to the more common standard such as 192.168.0.1, follow the steps below.
- Step 1: Navigate to your favorite browser (such as Firefox or Google Chrome, etc.) In the search bar type in http://10.0.0.1 and press Enter.
- Step 2: A login popup will show up on your browser asking for login credentials. As a rule of thumb, the default username and password is admin/admin. If it is not correct, you can check out here to recover your router’s username and password.
- Step 3: Navigate to the default gateway IP section from the main admin page. Remember that the page will be different for each specific router’s brand.
You should now see the section that allows you to change from 10.0.01 to 192.168.0.1
That is the only thing that you will need to change. The DHCP settings will be automatically set for you.
- Step 4: Save the settings to let your router take in effect. Now you can access your default gateway with the new private IP address of http://192.168.0.1
Which router uses 10.0.0.1?
Here is the list of common router brands that use the 10.0.0.x as the private IP address for their gateway router.
If your router brand is not include in this list, the chances are the router uses a different IP address for the default gateway.
If you still cannot figure out which one is the right one for you, the best way to know your private IP address is to call your manufacturer for assistance.
Your router keeps changing to 10.0.0.1 IP address. What can you do to solve it?
It is to reassure you that, there is no harmful effect of using 10.0.0.1 instead of 192.168.0.1. You will be directed to the main default homepage of your specific router.
What causes this effect is likely from the combination of your router/modem which has a built-in IP segment of 192.168.0.1.
If you set up a server in your network and want to use the 192.168.0.1 IP address for your server, there will be a conflict with your router.
Why? Because there can only be one unique IP address that can be assigned to your network and router.
That is why to solve this traffic identification issue; the router will automatically switch to the 10.0.0.1 IP address.
To troubleshoot this problem, you have to set the static IP address of your router to a different segment.
You can also change the static IP of your server to the same range as the router.
Having an error while logging into 10.0.0.1. Cannot access the default gateway page.
There are many reasons why you cannot log in to 10.0.0.1.
Fail to establish a direct connection
Due to security measures, some routers are configured only to allow connection to 10.0.0.1 gateway if the physical device (your personal computer) are directly connected to the network with an Ethernet cable.
If your computer accesses the LAN network via the Wifi setting, you cannot use this computer to access the default gateway of 10.0.0.1.
You will need to buy an Ethernet cable to connect to the default gateway or buy a USB adapter for your laptop if it does not have an Ethernet port.
Wrong IP address
As we already discussed above, 10.0.0.1 are not the only private IP for default gateway access of your router.
There could be other addresses within the same range (for example 10.0.0.2) or completely different segments (such as 192.168.0.1)
It is essential to know which IP address your specific router use. If you do not know which one is it, you can check the section for the conventional and commercial router’s brand and their preset IP address.
Wrong Username and Password
Username and Password are the first line of defense for your private home network. It is to prevent someone else outside the network to login and gain entire control of your network system.
You need to enter the right username and password to login on your router. If you do not know what is the default username and password, check out the section for them.
It is crucial to notice that the default username and password can be changed into something else for security reasons since everyone can look up the default username and password on the internet.
If you do not remember your new username and password, you can always reset your router to set the username and password back to factory settings.