The IP address 10.0.0.1 can also be considered as the default local IP address for the network routers. The IP address 10.0.0.1 is a class A IP address and is reserved for the private networks. This IP address is used as a default by most of the Cisco brand routers and infinity routers.
This IP is the administrator address of routers and modems. It gives you the likelihood to charge your web association in the router’s territory, in the workplace additionally at home, bistro, and so on. We can use the 10.0.0.1 IP address for setting up our own network (local area network). This is because 10.0.0.1 is unique in the local area network.
The IP address 10.0.0.1 is used to represent the local side of the connection of a router on the internet and hence we can consider this IP as a default gateway address. This IP is typically found more in the business side than at homes. The IP address series 192.168.x.x and the IP address series 10.x.x.x both are used for the private networks.
After getting to your administration board of the 10.0.0.1 the settings and designs and configurations can be changed which were provided by the software of the router. The following adjustments can be made after entering into the 10.0.0.1 IP: management of network, security options, ADSL blocking, local area, wide area, etc settings, etc.
To enter into the 10.0.0.1 IP you need to enter http://10.0.0.1 to the browser. What would you be able to do on the off chance that you overlook your default secret word for 10.0.0.1? It is exceptionally essential.
In the event that you leave your remote system unprotected, other individuals can use your connection, and can also access the documents that are saved on your PCs, and even get their hands on private data like passwords and MasterCard numbers.
When using the wireless gateway we should know about the admin tool. The admin tool is what we use for our wireless gateway to maintain the internet and our network. The changes that we make through the admin toolbar can only be applied if the device on which we are making the changes is connected to our gateway. The admin tool bar can be accessed by typing the IP address 10.0.0.1 in the browser. The following settings can be done from the admin tool.
- SSID that is the name of the Wi-Fi network
- The network key or the password of your network
- Settings of your network and
- Parental controls
Signing into the Admin Tool permits you to view or change your home system settings. Each wireless gateway accompanies a similar default Admin Tool that has same username and the password. In this way, Comcast prescribes to change the password of the Admin tool to additionally secure your home system. The default username and the password should be case sensitive that is lowercase should differ from the uppercase letters.
It should be noted here that the username and the password of the admin tool and the username and password of the wireless internet connection are not the same. Therefore, both of them should not be mixed.
Consider the following steps to change the password of the admin tool of the wireless gateway:
- The first step you have to do is to open the browser and type the IP address 10.0.0.1, doing this will lead you to the admin tool bar of the wireless gateway.
- A menu will be opened which will make you enter the username and the valid password that was set to access your admin tool.
- Now click on the login button and you will be logged into your admin tool.
- At the top right you will see change password, click there.
- Now enter your new password in the New Password field. The password that you are going to enter should contain both upper and lowercase letters and at least one number and also the password should be eight characters long.
- Now reenter your new password in the Re Enter New Password field and click on the save button. In this way your password for the admin tool has been changed and now you are more secure.
The wireless gateway has a default network name that is the Wi-Fi network has a default name which is also called as SSID and the wireless gateway also has a default password which is often called the network key. If the network name that is SSID or the password has previously changed by you then you can also retrieve it by finding them on the bottom panel of the wireless gateway. This can be easily located from your admin tool and also you can update the name of the network as well as the network key from the admin tool as described earlier.
Every wireless gateway has a default security mode and this default security mode for each wireless gate way is WPA/WPA2. This default security mode is used to provide the new computers a better security. This provides an advanced level security system and is not easy to bypass.
It should be noted here that the WPA security mode may not be useful if you are using the older operating systems. If you are using cable networks and not the wireless gateways then you can check the security mode of each in the user manual of the router or you can also access the administration website of the router and you will be able to know the security mode for your respective connection either wireless gateway or cable network.
By using the admin tool you can manage more advanced setting for network and can also manage the security of your network in addition to changing your Wi-Fi password and renaming the name of your wireless network. There are ports on the wireless gateway and we can also access them by using our admin tool. This will help the user in way that suppose the user wants to add a gaming console to the network then he may simply go to the admin tool and from there he could manage the open port of his wireless gateway. So these types of advanced settings are provided by the admin tool.