A lot of you may have just purchased a new router and want to know how to set it up. To do this you’ll need to access the routers default login gateway. From there, you can set up your private network, rename it, or change the password. You can also adjust security levels, create guest networks, and much more. The default login gateway is nothing but an IP address and for most private networks, the IANA assigns it as 10.0.0.1. We will explain all of this in detail including what the default gateway IP 10.0.0.1 is and how you can use it to access your router’s settings.
What is 10.0.0.1?
In order to understand what 10.0.0.1 is, we need to form a basic understanding of how private IP addresses are laid out. Residential buildings, homes, and office buildings with routers are all considered private networks. The IANA(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) assigns a unique IP address to each private network.
These IP addresses can be of IPv4 or IPv6 formats. 10.0.0.1 is an example of an IPv4 address. The IPv4 address range is split into three classes, namely class A, class B, and class C networks. We’ll be focusing on class A networks that have an IP address range of 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255. Hence there are essentially over 16 million addresses in the class A network alone.
The 10.0.0.1 is reserved in this range for use as a default gateway IP and cannot be set as a user’s network address. Basically, many router manufacturers use the 10.0.0.1 private IP address to set up routers on a network. Entering the 10.0.0.1 address in your web-browsers search will open your router’s login page. The most common router manufacturers who use 10.0.0.1 are Cisco, SMC, Technicolor, Arris, and Aztech. You’ll also find that 10.0.0.1 is more suited for business networks with a large number of devices. Nevertheless, many home routers are also taking up this IP address.
How to Check Your Default Gateway IP?
You can easily check what your Default Gateway IP is by using Windows’ command line. Just open up Command Prompt from your Start menu and enter the command “ipconfig”. Here, you’ll be able to see your unique IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, as well as the “Default Gateway” IP. If you have it as 10.0.0.1, all it means is that you belong to a class A private network. Some users may see it as 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, which is a class B network. Once you’ve identified your default login IP, you can then use this information to access your router’s login page.
This step is a very simple process. For the purpose of this article, we’ll assume your default gateway IP is 10.0.0.1. That being said, follow the instructions below:
- Open any web-browser of choice (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc)
- Enter “https://10.0.0.1” exactly as shown in the address bar. You can also choose to simply enter 10.0.0.1.
- Now you’ll appear at your router’s login page. After entering your username and password you’ll have access to your router’s basic and advanced settings.
How To Login 10.0.0.1 Using Default Username And Password?
After you appear at the router’s login page you may be wondering what your username and passwords are. For most routers, your default login will usually be labeled on the router hardware itself. Either on the top or underside of the router, you’ll find a sticker that you can peel off. This will reveal your default username and password.
Major Router Manufacturers That Use 10.0.0.1
If you can’t seem to find your login credentials on your router hardware, we’ve listed below all the major brands that utilize the 10.0.0.1 gateway address and their corresponding default username and passwords.
Please note, that the word “none” indicates you should leave the entry column blank. Moreover, some routers may have more than one username or password. You’ll either have to try out each combination or you can simply search your router’s model online and you should be able to find its default login credentials.
- Agere: Username: none, Password: public
- Airlink101: Username: admin, Password: admin
- Alfa: Username: admin, Password: admin
- ALFA: Network: Username: admin, Password: admin
- Apple: Username: none, Password: none
- Arris: Username: admin, Password: admin
- Aztech: Username: none, Password: none
- Belkin: Username: admin, Password: password
- Cisco: Username: admin OR none OR Cisco, Password: admin OR none OR Cisco
- i-Connect: Username: none, Password: none
- Intelbras: Username: admin, Password: admin
- Lucent: Username: none, Password: public
- Netcomm: Username: admin, Password: admin
- Proxim: Username: none, Password: public
- RFNet: Username: none, Password: public
- SMC: Username: cusadmin OR admin, Password: highspeed OR password
- Technicolor: Username: admin, Password: password
How to Change Router’s Password?
Now, the first thing you’ll want to do after your access to your router’s login page is to change your router’s password. It’s crucial to change a router’s default password as everyone with an internet connection has access to that data. To do this, you’ll want to enter “https://10.0.0.1” in your browser’s address bar.
Next, login in with your router’s default username or password provided in the list above. You can also check to see if your router’s hardware has a sticker on it which peels off to reveal the login details. After logging in, navigate to the Settings option, then select “Password Settings” (or a similar option).
Enter the new password and save your settings. Note, each router manufacturer will have a different interface for its router settings.
We hope that you were able to grasp a better understanding of what 10.0.0.1 and private IP addresses are. With this information, you’ll now be able to access your router’s settings to change passwords, maintain security, and ensure optimal connection for your devices.