What is it?
The IP address 10.0.0.1, just like the 192.168.1.1, is one of the most common IP addresses used by routers as a default address to access its administrator panel. Several manufacturers use this IP address as default.
What can you do with 10.0.0.1
Basically, by accessing the router’s administrator page you can set up and configure all the features of the device and network. Some of the configurations you will be able to manage are:
- Network management options like LAN, WAN and WLAN settings
- DHCP client
- IP Qos
- DNS and Proxy
- Network Security options like passwords and encryption type
In order to log in and be able to manage all these features, you just have to type on your browser the IP address 10.0.0.1. By doing that you will be directed to the router’s administrator page and will be requested to enter the username and password. Just fill in the default password and username(or your own password in case you changed the default one) and you will have the router’s setup panel displayed on your screen.
A very common issue
The last commentary of the last session describes the step in accessing your router’s that usually causes some unexpected problems. The point is: Most users do not know the router’s password or just never worried about changing the original one. Below we speak briefly about how to recover the password to access the router’s configurations.
- What’s the password? If you do not know the password and username to log in, first thing to do is to try the default values. For that, check the back part of your router looking for this info or get them in the internet. All router’s providers have technical datasheets with this information. Many lists are also available for free and can be easily found on any search engine tool.
- After you have the default values in hands, try to log in with them. It may happen that the access will be denied. That means someone changed the password at least one time. In this case you will have to reset the router to restore the original configuration and be able to use the default password again.
- In order to restore the router’s info to the original manufacturer’s default values, find the reset button in your device and press it (It is necessary to hold the button for some seconds, usually more than ten). If you hold for a short time, the router will be reseted but configurations will not restore to default values.
- Once the default values are again setted up, use the default username and password you found on step 2 and enter the router’s admin panel.