10.0.0.1 is mostly used as a private IP address in client devices or is assigned to a particular hardware as its default IP address. Some infinity and Cisco routers manufactured by DLink or Comcast have 10.0.0.1 as it’s default settings area. It may not be as common as the 192.168.1.1 but it’s still the same. This address is more commonly seen in business computer networks rather than in home networks where routers normally use 192.168.x.x format.
What is 10.0.0.1
10.0.0.1 is a private IP address so it can be accessed on the local network behind a wireless router and not over other networks, like on the internet. So if you have no idea how default gateways work, you should rest easy when we say that only those connected to your network have the access to it. There should be no way for your neighbor or anyone else NOT connected to your WiFi will be able to snoop in and change anything with your network settings. Just click on the login buttons below to access the default gateway of your router at 10.0.0.1. These will directly land you on the 10.0.0.1 admin login page.
How to connect 10.0.0.1
Connecting to 10.0.0.1 is pretty much straightforward. It is just like connecting to your favorite website. Of course, this will only work if your router supports it or it is your router’s default gateway. We are pretty sure that by this time, you have a basic idea about 10.0.0.1. So let’s further learn it’s application and how to use the 10.0.0.1 IP address.
- First of all, you need to open your favorite internet browser.
- Go to http://10.0.0.1.
- Once the page is loaded, the admin login console will show up. In this page, you will be asked for your username password. By default, it’s “admin” for username and “admin” or “password” for the password.
- Once you entered the username and password, just press the ENTER key and you are in. You can now change anything in the router’s setup page.
Note: Just make sure you know what you are doing and take note of changes you have made. This is so you can always revert back to previous settings if anything goes wrong. Or you can just reset your router if things go wrong. Do this by pressing the reset button at the back of the router for good 10 seconds.
Common Issues With 10.0.0.1
If you are encountering some issues like “WiFi Connected But No Internet Access“, then we have some fixes that you can apply for your router.
Can’t connect to 10.0.0.1:
If the 10.0.0.1 is your default gateway and yet you cannot connect to it for some tries, then obviously there is a problem. When you see the “Internet Failed to Connect to Server” I should say that this is a common issue. But there is no telling if this is a big deal or a simple bug on the router itself. It could mean many things. But start with turning off your antivirus and check again.
Did it work? If it didn’t, check the LAN cable if you are wired connected. There might be a damaged If you are connected wirelessly, and still nothing works, please keep on reading.
So what you should do is to first do a reset router to default action. To do this, find a reset button at the back of the router. If you find the reset button, just press on it for 10 seconds until the router automatically reboots. You should let go of the button once it restarts.
If there is no button but you find a hole next to the Reset label, then you should find something that will fit that hole. A paper clip or a pin should do the trick. Just press the pin through the hole until you feel a slight click that indicates that a button in there is pressed. Press on it for good 10 seconds before letting go. The router should automatically reboot.
The reboot will put back the router to its factory settings. That means the network will be the way when you first turn it on when you got it from a store or from your ISP.
Now try the 10.0.0.1 IP address again on your web browser and see if that fixed it. It would be best to try the browsers of multiple devices like smartphones and laptops as well. Now, did it work?
If not, try the command prompt. Press Windows key + R and type CMD on the Run window. Press ENTER and the command window will show up. From there, type in the ping 10.0.0.1 and then press ENTER again.
You should see a response Reply From with some details. But if you see a Request Timed Out message, that is not a good sign. At this point, you should get your router checked by a technician.
Gateway Device Unresponsive:
The device assigned with 10.0.0.1 might stop working due to some technical failures with the device or the network itself. To fix this, you can try rebooting your router and then your PC and then see if the device responds. If you still get this error then you might want to contact your router’s manufacturer for further support.
It could also be the cause of an aggressive antivirus. Try disabling it temporarily and see if things are better by trying out your browser again.
Incorrect Client Address:
If DHCP is set up on your network then the 10.0.0.1 is already a given default IP address. You just need to make sure that there are no devices already connected to the network using the same IP address.
Actually, this should not happen at all since the DHCP automatically detects and provide an unused IP address for new devices. But if this case actually happens, there is a way around this.
Modify the TCP/IPv4 and put it to manual. To do this, press Windows key + R to launch the Run window. Then type in ncpa.cpl to open the Network Connections window.
Double click on the network adapter that you are using to connect to the router.
Click Properties on the Ethernet Status. Scroll down to see the TCP/IPv4 and double-click on it.
Tick the Use The Following IP Address instead of the Obtain an Ip Address automatically. Copy the image IP address designation below.
You can try using other numbers instead of 20. In fa,ct you can go as far as 99. It should look like 10.0.0.99 or something. Once you copied the static IP address and everything else, click OK to close the window and the other windows as well. Your internet should now be back.
The 10.0.0.1 IP address works the same way as any other IP address used as a default gateway. So you can treat it as how you treat other common IP address if you have prior experiences with those.
If the errors and connectivity issues still persist, it should be high time that you consider getting a new router. For the obvious reason that the current router that you are using might be broken with software or some hardware issue is at hand.
If you want to ask some questions, you may do so in the comment section. Or you can add more solution if you know a thing or two about router’s issues. And don’t forget to share this article if you know someone who experiences a similar situation.