Want to know what is the 10.0.0.2 IP address? We tell you. It is the private IP address of several router’s brands like siemens, Edimax, Micronet and others. This IP address is used for accessing the configuration screen of the devices and allow the user to manage the router’s and network settings by changing its preferences, setting up new passwords and other management options.
Quite simple, isn’t? In fact, manufacturers and designers use several default IP addresses for accessing their devices. This is a simple way to provide the user and the company a simple tool to perform changes and set up any necessary configuration.
What can I do with 10.0.0.2?
The configuration page of a router gives you access to several settings, some of them are:
- LAN, WAN and WLAN configurations (including security settings)
- IP Qos, DNS and Proxy settings
Specially important is the possibility to change both the router and wifi passwords. These are important security information and manufacturers recommend that users change the passwords regularly and always choose strong ones. Security is serious and your router is an important device.
How can I use 10.0.0.2?
Do you want to have access to all those settings presented in the last section. Ok, you will not have any difficulties to do that. In order to use the 10.0.0.2 IP address and access the configuration screen of your router, just launch an internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox or any other of your preference). Type 10.0.0.2 on the address bar of the browser and press the enter key.
Done! You will be shown a screen probably requesting login credentials. (depending on your router brand it is possible to be redirected straight to the configuration panel, without the need of login).
Here is where most people encounter the first problem. Many users change the router’s password but don’t remember it after a few months. Others never changed the router’s password (this is not a good practice).
If you don’t remember your password anymore, the procedure is to reset the router to its original factory settings. No big deal, just press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds or more and the job is done. After resetting the router you are able to use the default password and login of your router model. Check out this page for common default login and passwords.
If you never changed your password before, then all you need is to enter the default password of your router’s model that you found on the link indicated above. The configuration screen will be shown right after entering the correct login.
Now you are free to perform the changes you need. Be aware that advanced settings may cause problems if wrongly changed. Have your router’s manual by your side when navigating through your router configurations. Enjoy!