More than 26 billion devices are using the internet worldwide while there are only 4 billion IPv4 addresses available. Thus, everyone can’t have its IP address. But IP address is necessary to identify a device on a private network. This is the reason why Private IP address 192.168.10.1 was invented.
This private IP address has been specially configured to make sure that it is not routed on the internet which means that its use does not necessarily require coordination with an IP address registry. Also, unlike public IP addresses, private IP addresses are not unique. For instance, there can be multiple devices in the near vicinity which have their own 192.168.10.1 IP address. However, there can only be one device on the same network with the 192.168.10.1 IP address to avoid IP address collision.
If you have a router that uses the 192.168.10.1 IP address, the following are the instructions which you need to follow to access its admin panel:
1. Step 1.
The first thing to do is to check whether your router is having a proper connection or not. This can be done by checking that power cable, LAN, WAN, and WLAN lights are on or not.
The light of the power button should be steady while the other three lights must be blinking continuously. After a successful installation check, you should move on to the next step below.
2. Step 2.
Open your browser (It does not matter whether you use Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or any other browser), and type http://192.168.10.1 in the address bar and press enter. In case the browser time’s out or it is taking more than a few seconds to load, you may have input the wrong IP address.
3. Step 3.
As soon as you press enter, you will see a login page opening in the browser. On the page, you will find two input fields that you are required to fill up to login to your network’s admin panel namely, the admin username and admin password. Most company routers have a default username password which you can use.
In case you do not remember the username or password, you can try some of the username password suggested above. If you have changed your router’s username or password earlier and do not remember it now, you will need to reset the router then.
4. Step 4.
After filling in the correct login details, you will be taken to the admin interface where you can access all the network admin features.
Frequently asked question regarding 192.168.10.1 IP address
Q1: How can I change the password of my router?
It is a wise practice to change the default username and password of your router to protect your privacy from harmful access. Following are the steps which will guide you to change the password of your router:
- Access the admin panel (192.168.10.1) of the router using the instructions above
- Next, Go to the Admin
- In the admin dashboard, you will find a section for changing the password.
- Set the new password using both numbers and letters. You can consider using special characters to make your password even stronger.
- After inputting the new password, simply click on save to save your changes.
Q2: How can I find my IP address?
Generally, your computer or mobile phone which is connecting to the internet has both a public IP address and a private IP address. The former is the identification of your network on the internet. The latter is that of your device on your network.
To find out your private IP address, you will need to launch the command prompt by typing ‘cmd’ in the start menu. Then type ipconfig in the command prompt and press Enter. You will be able to see your IP address immediately.
On the other hand, to find your network’s public IP address, you can use the Google search engine. Simply, type “my IP” on the google search bar and press Enter. The search engine will display your network’s public IP address.