It is an IP address found in business computer networks. These addresses are assigned by the manufacturers to the routers.
Who is authorized to frame the addresses?
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority reserves the following addresses as private IP addresses
- 0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
- 168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
- 16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255
The IANA is a nonprofit private company.
How to check if the IP address is public or private?
If the addresses are between the above ranges, it is private. If not, it is public.
How to determine the IP address?
If the user is working on Windows, the following steps should be followed
- Go to start
- Select run
- Type cmd and press enter. The command prompt screen opens
- Type ipconfig and press enter
The prompt shows the IP address that the computer is connected to.
How to connect to a router?
Accessing a router is easy. Connect to it by typing it as web address. If the address of the router is 10.0.0.1 then access the router by typing the address as http://10.0.0.1 on the address bar of the browser.
Note that the address has only 4 parts, it is not 10.0.0.0.1. It is only 10.0.0.1.
How to log in?
One cannot connect to these private networks from outside the network. There are certain default user id and passwords to log in to the network. They are as follows
- admin – password
- none – public
- none – none
- admin – admin
- cusadmin – highspeed
If the above id passwords do not work, one has to reset the router back to the factory defaults.
What are the common problems encountered?
Can’t connect to 10.0.0.0
The most common problem with any IP address is not able to connect to the router. In order to find if it is a router problem or device problem, use the ping command. On the cmd prompt type ping <IP address>. The command lists all the devices connected with the address. If there are no devices found, then the problem is with the router. If the command shows devices, it means the device is not able to connect to the router.
Also, one cannot connect to the network through the router if the devices is not in the limits of the router.
10.0.0.0 is unresponsive
This is another common error message found. It occurs when router stops working. This can be due to technical faults with the network or with the routers.
Incorrect client address assignment
If 2 devices use the same IP address, IP address conflict arises. This makes both the devices incorrect
How to change the Wi Fi passwords using 10.0.0.0?
In order to change the password, one has to log in to the network. Use one of the id passwords above to log in to the network. If they don’t work visit the official site of the service provider. The service providers provide all the options being used by them on their website
Follow the following steps to change the password:
- On the address bar type http://10.0.0.0 (the IP address)
- Type in the default id and password
- Once the credentials are provided the configuration window opens.
- Look for options like wireless or advanced. This may change according to the service provider.
Problems faced while changing password
When the user tries to login to 10.0.0.1, the device may pop up forgotten username and password errors. This means the device itself doesn’t remember its id password.
In order to fix this, restart the router by holding the reset button for 10 seconds. It is found at the back of the router. After the router is refreshed its id password memory is also refreshed. Now the user ban login using the default ids and passwords.
Not every user remembers his id passwords. They fail it to store it as well. So, it is common that users often forget their Wi Fi passwords.
How to set up the router to use 10.0.0.0?
Setting up the router is easy. Type http://10.0.0.0 <the ip address> in the address bar of the browser. IP address is provided by the service provider. Enter the default user name and password. Select the network on the dialogue box popping up. Enter the id password provided by the network provider.
How does the router identify the devices?
Assume the address of the router is 10.0.0.0. This means a well configured router will discard all other addresses. There can be 1000s of devices with the same address. However, only one is connected to this particular router.
What are the solutions to troubleshoot router sourcing 10.0.0.0?
The troubleshoot problem includes websites failing to load, connections dropping, wireless connectivity if flaking out, etc
- Reboot the router
To reboot the router, unplug the power cable and plug it back. However, a router shouldn’t demand for frequent reboot. I so, the manufacturer’s firmware is not good.
- Check for overheating
Continuous working conditions make the routers unstable. They become overheated. Check the router’s temperature at least once a week and turn it off for a while, half – an hour will do. At times, continuous overheating might damage the router.
- Check if the cables are secured.
- Reposition the router if there are signal problems. Large metal objects block wireless signal. Make sure no such things are placed near the router
- Place the antenna of the router vertically to give it the largest coverage.
- Reset the router to factory settings.
Don’t forget to enter the ip address as 10.0.0.1 and not 10.0.0.0.1. If one enters the latter, he only gets a blank screen.