What is the 10.0.0.2 IP address? Where is it used, and why?
The IP address 10.0.0.2 is used by several private business networks. Popular Router selling Brands, such as Edimax, Siemens, Micronet and several other brands use the 10.0.0.2 IP address as their default gateways. The primary reason for using this IP address inside a private network is for the ease of communication.
10.0.0.1 IP Address vs 10.0.0.2 IP Address
The answer to the above question can be understood in this way- “since a business network is very large in size, the routers that these business places use generally have the 10.0.0.1 IP address as their default gateway login, but all these routers are configured in such a manner that there is a subnet in them which supports a client IP address begining with 10.0.0.2”. This means that the default IP address 10.0.0.1 is subjected to the process of ‘subnetting’, where the created subnet has its IP address starting from 10.0.0.2 in order to provide flexibility to the business companies so that they can allocate a large number of IP addresses within their organisations.
To make you understand things in a better way, let me explain you the meaning of a subnet. An IP network can be subdivided into two or more than two networks, creating subnetworks. Whereas, the process of subdivision of the “Host Identifier” into sub parts is called subnetting.
Thus, this “main IP address” division process creates the required number of subnets, with each subnet using a different IP address altogether, to make the ‘IP address allocation’ process easier for these private business companies.
Which devices use the 10.0.0.2 IP address?
The 10.0.0.1 IP address is assigned to various devices such as :
- IOT (INTERNET DEVICES) DEVICES SUCH AS :-
(a.) SMART SPEAKERS (b.) RASPBERRY PI (c.) WEB CAMERAS
Uses of the 10.0.0.2 router login:-
There are a number of uses of the 10.0.0.2 router login. These are discussed as under :-
- IP QoS :- IP QoS stands for “Quality of service in IP networks”. It is designed to reduce the impact caused when the connection is under heavy load. Using IP QoS, a specific minimum or maximum bandwidth can be assigned for each computer, which means they will have lesser impact on each other.
- DNS and Proxy Settings:- DNS stands for “Domain Name System”. DNS is a system of conversion of alphabetic names into numeric IP addresses. The DNS system could be understood by this observation: When the web address (also known as URL) is typed in the address bar of an internet browser, the DNS servers return the IP address of the Web server associated with that name. For example: the domain name www.example.com will be translated to the IP address 188.8.131.52. Whereas; A Proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers.
- WPS:- WPS stands for “Wi-Fi Protected Setup”. WPS is a network security standard which creates a secure wireless home network. It allows home users, who don’t know much about network security options to set up a Wi-Fi protected access, so that their Wi-Fi networks could be secured.
- MAC Address:- MAC Address stands for “media access control address”. MAC Address of a device is a unique identifier assigned to a “network interface controller”(NIC). For communications within a network segment, it is used as a network address.
- LAN, WAN and WLAN settings:- LAN, WAN and WLAN stands for “Local area network”, “wide area network” and “wireless local area network”. The 10.0.0.2 DNS can be used for setting the security settings in these area based networks.
- DHCP: DHCP stands for “Dynamic host configuration protocol”. A DHCP server assigns an IP address and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network so that they can communicate with other IP networks.
- PPPoE: PPPoE stands for “Point-to-Point over Ethernet”. PPPoE is a means of connecting DSL-modems to an Ethernet-only router.
Login to your Telkom Router admin page
Step 1: Open your Internet browser. In the address bar of your browser, type https://10.0.0.2 and press enter.[Make sure you don’t type 10.0.0.0.2 because typing this wrong IP address in the address bar is going to land you up with a list of search results only, and not the login page.]
Step 2: Now you must see the login page, which is a gateway to the admin dashboard of your Telkom router. Enter your router’s default Password in the password field. There is no default Username for Telkom routers, so you don’t need to enter anything. Now, press the login button.
*For your Telkom router, the default Username is “blank(nothing)” and the default Password is “admin”.
*In case the default Username and Password has been changed previously by you, and the new Username and Password has been forgotten, then you need to reset the router.
Step 3: Now you will enter the admin dashboard of your Telkom router, where you will get access to various router settings. You can perform the following tasks:-
- CHANGE THE SSID: SSID stands for “service set identifier”. It is a sequence of characters that uniquely names a wireless local area network. Its is required to change the SSID, so that someone cannot guess and enter your router settings.
- UPDATE SECURITY SETTINGS: Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, also known as WPA2, is a commonly used network security technology used on wireless routers.WPA2 should always be used to secure our wireless network.
Steps to reset your router:-
Step 1: Locate the word reset written at the back of your router.
Step 2: Take a toothpick, or a paperclip, or a pin and insert it in the reset button hole, and keep holding for 10-15 seconds, until the router is fully reset and is powered back on.
Step 3: The router will be reset back to its original default settings. Now type the IP address 10.0.0.1 in your web browser and type the default Username and Password in the login page. you will be able to access the admin dashboard successfully.
Steps to change the D-Link router password:-
Step 1: Open your Internet browser. In the address bar of your browser, type https://192.168.0.1 and press enter.[Make sure you don’t type 192.168.0.0.1 because typing the wrong IP address like this in the address bar is going to land you up with a list of search results only, and not the login page.]
Step 2: Now you must see the D-Link router login page, which is a gateway to the admin dashboard of your D-Link router. Enter your router’s default Username in the Username field. There is no default password for your D-Link router, so you don’t need to fill anything in the password field. Now, press the login button to enter the admin dashboard.
*For your D-Link router, the default Username is “admin” and the default Password is “blank(nothing)”.
*In case the default Username and Password has been changed previously by you, and the new Username and Password has been forgotten, then you need to reset your D-Link router.
Step 3: Now you will enter the admin dashboard of your D-Link router. [Click on the tools tab-> then under the admin password section, enter the new password->then verify your password-> then click on the save settings button]
Step 4: You may need to reboot your D-Link router, to save the newly formed router password. The next time you will login by entering 192.168.0.1 in your browser’s address bar, you will be able to enter the Admin dashboard by entering the username and your new password.
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