Here's How to Find Out if Your Router Uses the 10.0.0.1 IP Address

10.0.0.1 might be a default gateway address or local client IP address

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The 10.0.0.1 IP address is a private IP address that might be used on a client device or assigned to a piece of network hardware as its default IP address.

10.0.0.1 is more commonly seen in business computer networks than in home networks where routers normally use addresses in the 192.168.x.x series instead, like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.

However, at-home devices might still be assigned the 10.0.0.1 IP address, and it works just like any other.

There's more on how to use the 10.0.0.1 IP address below.

If a client device has an IP address in the 10.0.0.x range, like 10.0.0.2, then it means that the router is using a similar IP address, most likely 10.0.0.1. Some Cisco brand routers and Infinity routers supplied by Comcast commonly have 10.0.0.1 as their default IP address.

How to Connect to a 10.0.0.1 Router

To connect to a router that uses 10.0.0.1 is as easy as accessing it like you would any webpage - from its URL:

http://10.0.0.1

Once that page is loaded, the admin console for the router is requested in the web browser and you'll be asked for the admin password and username.

Private IP addresses like 10.0.0.1 can only be accessed locally from behind the router. This means you cannot connect to a 10.0.0.1 directly from outside of the network, like on the internet.

See How to Connect to Your Router if you need additional help.

10.0.0.1 Default Password and Username

When routers are first shipped out, they come with a built-in password and username combo that are necessary for accessing the software and making changes to the network settings.

Here are some examples of username/password combinations for network hardware that use 10.0.0.1:

  • admin/password
  • [none]/public
  • [none]/[none]
  • Cisco/Cisco
  • admin/admin
  • cusadmin/highspeed

If the default password doesn't work, you might need to reset your router back to factory defaults so that the default username and password are restored.

Once they're usable again, you can log in to the 10.0.0.1 router with the default information.

Important: These credentials are well-known and are posted online and in manuals, so it's unsafe to keep them active. The default password for the 10.0.0.1 router is only useful so that you can log in to change it.

Having Problems With the 10.0.0.1 IP Address?

Users and administrators can encounter several issues when working with 10.0.0.1:

Can't Connect to 10.0.0.1

The most common problem with the 10.0.0.1 IP address, as with any IP address, is not being able to connect to the router at that particular address. There could be a number of things causing this but the most obvious is that there aren't actually any devices on the network that are using that IP address.

You can use the ping command in Windows to determine whether a device on the local network is actively using 10.0.0.1. The Command Prompt command might look like this: ping 10.0.0.1.

Also remember that you can't connect to a 10.0.0.1 device that exists outside of your own network, meaning that you can't ping or login to a 10.0.0.1 device unless it resides inside the local network you're using to access it.

Unresponsiveness

The device correctly assigned to 10.0.0.1 might suddenly stop working due to technical failures on the device or with the network itself.

See Troubleshooting Home Network Router Problems for help.

Incorrect Client Address Assignment

If DHCP is set up on the network and the 10.0.0.1 address is applied in that way, then it's important to make sure that there aren't any devices already using 10.0.0.1 as a static IP address.

If two devices end up with the same IP address, the IP address conflict will cause network-wide issues for those devices.

Incorrect Device Address Assignment

An administrator must set up a router with 10.0.0.1 as a static IP address so that clients can rely on the address not changing. On routers, for example, this address is entered in one of the console pages, while business routers might use configuration files and command line scripts instead.

Mistyping this address, or entering the address in the wrong place, results in the device not being available on 10.0.0.1.