Things You Must Know About 10.0.0.0.1
10.0.0.0.1 is a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address for the class A private network, usually used by Comcast / Xfinity Routers / NetGear.
The remaining IP addresses are 192.168.0.01 and 192.168.1.1.
What can you do with a 10.0.0.0.1 IP address?
Once you are successfully logged in to the 10.0.0.0.1 gateway for your router’s administration’s panel or page, you will be able to do the following;
- Set-up your own network such as your home or company’s local network. Or also what we also term as network management options, like WLAN, LAN and WAN settings.
- Manage PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) where you can specify multiple connections of computers on an Ethernet LAN to a remote site through a modem.
- Configure MAC (Media Access Control) where a device is identified from other devices on a similar local network.
- Set up DSL (Digital Subscriber Line?) where you get to connect your devices over the internet at high speeds using telephone lines.
- Configure DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol where you can have fast, automatic and centralized management of internet distribution within a network and view which client is connected to the broadband server.
- Control a specific minimum or maximum bandwidth for each device using IP Qos that can also be accessible through the admin panel. Doing this will limit the impact of each device usage from the other.
- Configure DNS (Domain Name System) and Proxy settings when accessing internet sites.
- Configure your encryption type and network security options.
How to log-in to your administration page using 10.0.0.0.1 IP address?
For you to be able to manage all the features above, you just have to follow the instructions as follows;
- Using your Phone, Laptop, Tablet or Desktop Computer, simply open a web browser and access the admin panel by typing http://10.0.0.0.1. in the URL tab. Remember that default username and password differ from your WiFi name and password. These default login credentials are set depending on the router’s manufacturer. Refer below set of commonly used hardware admin username/password;
- admin/password – most commonly used
- As a standard operating procedure for the initial set-up of your router/modem device, you will be instructed to change your network name and password for your own security. So, Key in your default user name and password on the admin login panel. If you have already changed it but forgot your log in details, just restore to factory settings to get the default login credentials.
- Then click Log In, and you now have access to all the features you want to control.
Now you are ready to configure your preferred settings!
NOTE: If the log-in panel or the administration page does not load with the 10.0.0.0.1 IP address, then it only means that there is no compatible device connected to your system that uses such an IP address. To check if a network is using such IP address, you can use the ping command in windows by just typing “ping 10.0.0.0.1” without the quotation marks. Also, check any loose connectors or refer to your user’s manual.
Changing your Wifi Name and Password.
If you have not yet changed your WiFi network name and password, the default network username and password are usually found at the side or at the bottom of your wireless gateway/device. But as we always and must do, we need to change every default settings for our devices for our own security.
Hence, when you are in your administration page (Xfinity admin panel for instance),
On the left-hand menu, click gateway, then click connection and then WiFi.
Below the Private Wi-Fi, you will the SSID, and there is an “edit” option for you to click and change your network name. If you see two network names usually under 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz speeds, it is the best advice to use the same name on each.
Just click the NEXT button to reveal the password settings. Then type in your new password and SAVE.
Hooray! Now that you have a new network name and password, you can now connect your WiFi-enabled devices like your android phones, tablets, Ipads, laptop and more, over the internet.
Resetting Your Gateway
In the event that you have forgotten your log-in credentials and could not log in to access your admin panel. You can just reset your gateway by restoring it to its default factory setting.
But before doing so, you must first be sure that the following troubleshooting hasn’t worked.
- Make sure that all connectors are properly plugged in. Just unplug and plug it.
- The usual press and hold the reset button for seconds.
- Repetitive pressing of the reset button then plug the gateway back in.
- Press the reset button for another 30 seconds.
- Let your gateway reboot. Just wait.
- Then log in on your gateway’s label.
- Head on and change your user name and password. Make sure to remember it.
- If you are the rightful owner of the modem device, refer to the manufacturer’s manual that you can easily access on their website’s support page.
One of the most vital features of using the 10.0.0.0.1 IP address of accessing the Admin Control Panel is the ability to set up security features and parental control especially when you are living with minors. And below are the ways on how to do it.
By default, a firewall setting is set to low, but you can always adjust this as you prefer and whatever suits your needs. Note that higher firewall settings may cause other apps not to function as desired such as Skype, Messengers, Spotify, Netflix and more.
Here are the steps to setting up your firewall using the 10.0.0.0.1 gateway.
- Connect your desired device for access to your home internet network and open up a browser. Key in http://10.0.0.0.1 into your browser’s URL tab and type in your log-in details on the Admin Control Panel.
- On your dashboard or admin homepage, click on the gateway.
- Under the gateway, there is the Firewall option. Head on and click on that.
- Within that, you can choose IPv4 or IPv6.
- When you are done choosing any of the two, you will be able to view the following security options;
- Maximum or High Security is an option that will block most applications except web browsing, email, iTunes and VPN.
- Typical or Medium Security is an option for allowing access to most sites and services but blocks all peer-to-peer applications.
- Minimum or Low Security is the default option which will enable all secure apps.
- Custom Security is an option which will allow you to block an individual or specific types of traffic, or cancel your firewall entirely.
- Select which firewall settings you prefer and click SAVE.
Be mindful that having more than one firewall can cause interference and can greatly affect your internet’s experience.
Setting up Parental Controls
The internet is home to vast contents of malicious, obscene, and unhealthy stuff that may corrupt your children’s thoughts and perceptions. Setting up parental guidance and control with their internet usage is generally a MUST.
With this feature which you can also modify using the 10.0.0.0.1 IP address when you log in to your admin panel, you will be able to set the time of their device and internet usage, restrict and/or allow preferred sites. Connect and disconnect their device over the network and so much more.
For wireless gateway modems from Comcast for instance, you can access the parental control settings in either way;
- Using the gateway or IP address 10.0.0.0.1. All Xfinity Wireless gateway models are accessible through this IP address using any device that is wired or wirelessly connected to the network. And,
- Downloading the Xfi app or using their web portal at xfinity.com/myxFi anywhere, anytime, as long as you are connected to the internet.
Using the xFi App
The xFi application helps you in keeping your child away from the risk of gaining access to age-inappropriate internet content or data using their personal devices. You can easily modify the settings with the xFi Parental Control page. With this app, you can also pause and set-up bedtime mode features including the ability to set up time-controlled usage of the internet for each profile/device registered on your network.
To modify the Parental Controls, Pause and Bedtime options, and Active time limitations. Open the app or visit the web portal and sign in with your registered username and password.
Common Indicators for the Family Control panel
- A grayed-out deviceicon means the device is not currently connected to your home network.
- A crescent moon symbolindicates the device is currently in Bedtime Mode and cannot access your home network.
- A pause symbolindicates the device is currently paused and cannot access your home network.
- A green dotindicates the device is currently connected to your home network.
Using the Gateway’s Admin Panel at http://10.0.0.0.1
Accessing the Parental Control in the Admin Control Panel of 10.0.0.0.1 will enable you to make schedule a device block. For this setting, you will see icons that indicate whether a device is paused, in bed-time mode and etc.
You can also have the option to block keywords in web addresses as well in specific sites, and you can control which device these rules or restrictions shall apply.
Setting up Website Blocking Option
Navigate the dashboard and select the Parental Control and then under it is the option for Managed Sites. When you use the Managed Sites menu, you can block access to certain websites from local devices. You can just to select Enable, then you will be able to see the following options:
- Blocked Sites: Click Add and enter the URLs of the websites to be blocked, and set up a time schedule. You can restrict sites having adult content, and also manage time of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or even YouTube and other video rendering sites.
- Blocked Keywords: Click Add and enter keyword(s) that appear on websites you want to be blocked, and set up a time schedule. Examples are prohibited drugs, obscene crimes, and age-inappropriate movies and channels.
- Trusted Computers: Here you can easily specify the devices you would like to allow Internet access on your network by marking Yes next to the device name. If a device is selected as a Trusted Computer, it bypasses all your restrictions configured on the Parental Control settings.
Configure Managed Services
Select the Parental Control then click Managed Services. The Managed Services menu allows you to prevent a device from having access to applications and services. Under Managed Services Menu Select Enable, then you will see options to edit:
- Blocked Services: Click Add and define services and ports to be blocked using Parental Controls.
- Trusted Computers: Specify the devices you would like to retain Internet access on your network by marking Yes next to the device name. If a device is selected as a Trusted Computer, it will bypass the configured Parental Control settings.
Configure Managed Devices
Navigate by selecting Parental Control then go to Managed Devices. The Managed Devices menu displays information about the connected devices that can be managed by rules. Select Enable, then choose and edit the following option to your preference:
- Add Allowed Devices: Choose which devices, if any, are exempt from Parental Control rules.
- Rules: Created reports display attempted violations of Parental Control rules.
Set up Internet Access Time Limits
- Log on to your router’s administration control panel site.
- Click the “Select A Computer/Device” button to select a computer or device connected to your home network.
- Check the Add button for the computer or device that you want to limit – if you don’t see the computer or device you would like to add, make sure the computer is turned on and click the Refresh button.
- Under the “Day(s) to Block” section, check the box next to the day or days you want to limit. In the “Time of Day to Block” section, choose a Start time (e.g., 9:00 AM) and End time (e.g., 5:00 PM). This time range will apply to each day you selected for the specific computer or device.
- Then Click Apply when done.