What is the IP address 10.0.01 used for?

The IP address 10.0.01 is the default local IP address of many wireless broadband routers used by the ISP Comcast infinity. This IP address is more commonly found in business networks than in home networks, but it can be used by either. Routers provided by the ISP to their residential customers will typically have an IP address begin with 198.168 and be followed by a sequence of other numbers. 10.0.01 is assigned to network servers and network gateways.

What is a default gateway?

You may sometimes see 10.0.01 and other router IP addresses referred to as a default gateway. The default gateway is simply an access point that allows computers on one network to communicate with another network or with the internet. When 10.0.01 is used as the default gateway that means all data flowing out of the network will flow through a network device (like a router) that has been assigned 10.0.01. All the computers, laptops, or other devices that want to access the internet will need to point to the default gateway.

How do I log in to my router using 10.0.01?

If your router does use 10.0.01 you can log in to the router to fix connection issues or change other settings. To do simply follow the steps listed below:

  1. Go to your browsers address and type in (remember to type this into the address field and not into a search engine.)
  2. You will be prompted to input a username and password. If you are using Comcast Xfinity you can use the following information: Username: admin Password: password If that does not work, look at the router for this information as it is often found on an information sticker. You can do the same to get the login details for other ISPs or brands of routers.
  3. Once logged in, you will have access to tools such as changing log in info and in some cases setting up parental controls.

Checking for a connection to 10.0.01

It is important to note that you must have an active connection to the gateway for any access to work. You may use ping to check for an active connection. Search for ping on your operating system’s help tools for instructions on how to run a ping command.