To enter as router administrator at 192.168.10.1, click on login
The content of the link is the IP address of your modem, (http://192.168.10.1). Through this IP address you can access the modem’s administration panel to monitor your network traffic or configure access controls.
This IP address (192.168.l0.1) is the gateway to your network, where all the traffic from your devices on your local network passes and is routed to the outside, that is, to the internet. The devices can be connected to the modem via WiFi, or depending on the brand of the modem, via Ethernet.
According to the IP address assignment defined in RFC 1918, 192.168.10.1 belongs to the range of private IP addresses.
Through the IP address 192.168.l0.1 you can access the administration panel of your modem. The default information is information that the modem manufacturer has provided to provide access to the modem, as well as a default setting acceptable to most users.
The access information preconfigured by the manufacturer to access the modem configuration is as follows:
- Known usernames for 192.168.10.1: root, user, admin, and random.
- Known passwords for 192.168.10.1: root, user, admin and motorola.
It is important to emphasize that these default credentials for 192.168.l0.1 have been predefined by the manufacturers of modems and routers, however it is possible that they change substantially, for this we recommend you to call your internet service provider to see if they have not modified the original access credentials.
Well-known modem brands
The use of this IP address as modem gateway is reserved for modems of the following brands:
- Comfast, D Link, Encore, Intracom, Jetstream, Keebox, Maginon, Magnadyne, Medialink, Motorola (some modems), Nec, Radiolocus, Toshiba, Wavlink, Winstars, and Zio.
The modems and routers of the previous brands have at least one device that contains the IP address 192.168.10.1 as access to the configuration panel (or default gateway).
Authentication at 192.168.10.1
To access the configuration, you must write the IP address in your navigation bar, when you access you will immediately see a login window, which will allow you to access the panel once you have entered your credentials correctly.
Problems entering setup
If you have problems entering the configuration of your modem or access point in 192.168.l0.1, you must validate the problem presented to have the correct solution to your access problem. Some of the common problems accessing the admin panel are as follows:
Can’t open the page
The website not found or page not found problem can be caused by any of the following causes:
- There is no access to the local network: This happens when we try to access, but there is no connection to the local network. If you are connected via WiFi, check that you are connected to the same network as your modem and that you have signal range to your device. If you are connected via Ethernet, check that the cable is connected properly. You should also verify that your modem is connected correctly.
- Incorrect gateway address: This happens when we try to access and this is not the IP address of our gateway. Some common IP addresses to connect to the gateway are: 192.168.1.254, 10.0.0.1, 192.168.100.1, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.8.1. Check the brands of the accepted modems in the links above.
- Spelling error: Although the address is easy to access through the navigation bar, it is possible to have written a different text and therefore there is no direct access. Some of the most common errors are: 192.168.10, 192.168.l0.1, 192.168.101, 192.168.10., 192.168 l0 1 and 192168101.
Private IP address range
Since 192.168.10.1 is a private IP address, and also a gateway for a local network, there is a range of assignable IP addresses for the network within the scope of that IP. This range of IP addresses encompasses assignable addresses ranging from 192.168.10.2 to 192.168.10.254.
Despite the limited range according to the network mask used, the possibility of using more private IP addresses is determined in RFC 1918, giving rise to a good margin of devices simultaneously connected to our network, which it can hardly be achieved on a home network.
Public IP address assignment
Public IP addresses are assigned directly by the internet service provider. The public IP address belongs to a range of unreserved addresses and has direct access to the outside network, that is, the internet.
As the public IP address has access to the internet, it must contain a firewall and filters at the gateway level to avoid hacking or security problems in the internal network.
Normally activating the firewall, by restricting all traffic other than the ports used for browsing, is the safest way to avoid all types of attacks, however we can block basic services for our network; For this it is better to use the firewall with the default configuration by the provider, to provide a good level of security to our home network.
To find out your public IP address, you can use a service like whatismyip, where your public IP is displayed, as well as your ISP provider and other basic information about your public network such as location.
Change feasible setting in 192.168.10.1
By entering your administration panel, you can change the following information configured by default on your device:
- Network name and access password
- Device Control: Block Unknown Devices
- Firewall Rules: Advanced Firewall Rules
- Parental control
- Other filters available, according to the brand of your modem, even if they all access through the same IP address.
In addition to the changes, you can monitor the devices currently connected to your network (or historically from the past days and months) to detect possible intruders that could have hacked the network. Even when that is possible, it is possible to detect them in your administration panel.
Uses of the IP address 192.168.10.1
This IP address is a commonly used private IP address, being in the range of addresses for internal networks, you can give it one of the following common uses:
- Gateway access IP address: That is, to enter the gateway (for the devices shown in the “well-known brands” section).
- Host use IP address: You could also configure this IP address for use by a device within your internal network.
If you want to use the IP address 192.168.10.1 within a host or device, you could configure it as a static IP address for your device.
How to change my IP address
If you want to change an IP address manually (or statically), you will have to assign the IP address using one of the following methods according to the operating system you have:
- Select Start> Settings> Network and Internet.
- At this point you can select two configuration options:
- To configure an IP address via WiFi, select Wi-Fi> Manage known networks> your network name> Properties.
- Using an Ethernet (wired) network, select Ethernet and the network you are connected to.
- Select edit and select the IP address that you want to assign to your computer manually (static), in particular you could select 192.168.10.x, where x is any number between 2 and 254, if your gateway is at this address IP.
- Some examples of valid IP addresses for your computer could be 192.168.10.2, 192.168.10.30, 192.168.10.254.
- Select your Launchpad> System Preferences> Network> Advanced> TCP / IP.
- Select to use DHCP with manual address.
- Enter an IP address in the range 192.168.10.2 to 192.168.10.254, considering your gateway is 192.168.10.1.
- Set your IP address using the command:
- ip addr add [IP address] [network interface]
- For example: ip addr add 192.168.10.254 eth0
- Remember that you must select an IP address in the range from 192.168.10.2 to 192.168.10.254 if your gateway address is 192.168.10.1.
- For this procedure you use the Linux console, therefore the method can be performed in any Linux distribution in the same way.
Other IP addresses for your router
In case the IP address of your access point is not here, you could try to access using one of the IP addresses shown throughout the article.
Note: Access to the router’s administration panel will depend on the brand of your provider. For this we recommend that you consult the information of each IP address to consult your provider.
To access the modem’s administration panel, try to access the IP address 192.168.10.1, or one of the IP addresses shown at the beginning of this section.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to leave your comments.
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