If you’re a regular piso wifi user, you might already be familiar with 10.0.0.1. You probably had to type this IP address on your browser before you can connect to the Internet. So what’s the deal with 10.0.0.1 and what makes it different from other IP addresses such as 192.168.254.254? More importantly, how do you login to the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard?
So you just got a brand new Internet connection, congratulations! One of the first things you must do is to login to the admin dashboard and change the password. This requires you to enter the IP address on your browser which is 10.0.0.1 if your router is the Xfinity/Comcast or, if you’re in the Philippines, the LPB Piso Wifi.
Why is it necessary to login to your router’s admin dashboard? Some routers come with a default username and/or password that are not unique to each customer. For example, the default username is “admin” and the password is “password.” This makes it extremely easy for basically anyone to access and modify your Wi-Fi settings should you forget or neglect to change your login credentials.
Not changing your default router password is like leaving your house keys outside the door. It’s not exactly a good analogy, but you get the idea.
So unless you want your neighbors, or even complete strangers, to unlawfully gain access to your Wi-Fi connection, you should take the necessary steps to login to the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard and change your network settings, especially your router and Wi-Fi passwords. Logging in to 10.0.0.1 is easy as pie as long as you are connected to the router and know the default username and password for that router.
Aside from changing your router password, logging in to 10.0.0.1 allows you to perform various maintenance tasks such as changing the Wi-Fi name (SSID), restarting your device, enabling the firewall, updating the firmware, and many more. These tasks are essential for keeping your Wi-Fi router in optimum condition so that you can surf the Internet safely and with peace of mind.
In this article, we’ll teach you how to login to the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard, as well as how to resolve common login problems and connection issues.
Table of Contents
- What is 10.0.0.1?
- How to Check Your Router’s IP Address
- How to Login to 10.0.0.1 Router Admin
- 10.0.0.1 Admin Default Usernames and Passwords
- 10.0.0.1 Login Problems and Connection Issues
- How to Pause the Timer in 10.0.0.1
- Final Words
What is 10.0.0.1?
10.0.0.1 is the default IP address of several routers such as the Xfinity/Comcast and the LPB Piso Wifi, and belongs to a range of private IP addresses along with 192.168.254.254. Public IP addresses are assigned by the internet service provider (ISP), but private IP addresses such as 10.0.0.1 are usually set by the router’s manufacturer.
The 10.0.0.1 IP address is often used to access the router’s admin panel, where network administrators can change the router settings such as the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password. As a security precaution, it’s highly recommended to change the router’s login credentials (username and/or password) if it’s your first time logging in.
Keep in mind that the router password is different from the Wi-Fi password. After logging in and changing the router password, don’t forget to change the Wi-Fi password, too. This ensures that other people will not be able to connect to your Wi-Fi without your knowledge and permission.
In the Philippines, 10.0.0.1 is commonly used in piso wifi machines, which are coin-operated Wi-Fi hotspot devices that charge for Internet access by the hour. Piso wifi machine operators can access the admin panel by logging in to 10.0.0.1 on their browser, after which, they can check their sales inventory, monitor users, modify timer rates, and generate vouchers.
Piso wifi users are also required to login to the 10.0.0.1 customer portal before starting their browsing sessions. After logging in using the username and password provided by the operator, users can check their balance, view their remaining time, pause the timer (if applicable), and purchase credits.
How to Check Your Router’s IP Address
How do you know if 10.0.0.1 is your router’s private IP address? There are two ways to determine your router’s IP address: by examining your router or by using the Windows command prompt.
Inspect Your Router
The easiest way to check your router’s IP address is to, obviously, inspect your router. Most likely, the IP address is printed at the rear or bottom of the router along with other pertinent details such as the model and serial number.
If you can’t find the IP address printed on your router, you may check the device’s user manual or booklet.
You can also search for the router’s IP address using its name and model. For example, if your router is MikroTik, you can search the web for “MikroTik router IP address.”
Use the Windows Command Prompt
Another way to know your router’s IP address is to use the command prompt application on your Windows computer.
Follow these steps to determine the default gateway of your router via the Windows command prompt (make sure that you’re connected to the router before proceeding):
- Press Windows + R on your keyboard or click the Windows search bar.
- Type cmd.
- Click OK or press Enter.
- Type ipconfig in the command prompt dialog and press Enter.
- Check and confirm the default gateway or IP address.
How to Login to 10.0.0.1 Router Admin
Once you have determined that your router’s IP address is 10.0.0.1, login to the admin dashboard by following these steps:
- Connect to the router if you haven’t done so already.
- Open your web or mobile browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari.
- In your browser’s address bar, type 10.0.0.1 and press Enter.
- Enter the username and password into their respective fields. Press Sign In.
- If your credentials are correct, you’ll be logged in to the admin dashboard.
Don’t forget to change the default admin username and password if it’s your first time logging in. Otherwise, other people can gain unauthorized access to your wireless network and possibly steal your personal data such as credit card numbers and banking information.
When changing the admin password, make sure that the password is at least 8 characters long and contains numbers and special characters such as $, %, @ and !. You can use a password manager such as LastPass, 1Password or Dashlane to generate random passwords and store them securely in your device.
Take note that the admin username and password are totally different from the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password. You will have the opportunity to change your Wi-Fi name and password once you’ve logged in to the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard.
10.0.0.1 Admin Default Usernames and Passwords
If you don’t know the default username and password for 10.0.0.1, check out the table below for the admin login details that correspond to your router brand or name:
|10.0.0.1||LPB Piso Wifi||admin||123456789|
|10.0.0.1||Proxim ORiNOCO AP-2000||(blank)||public|
10.0.0.1 Login Problems and Connection Issues
As a network administrator, you can expect to encounter a few issues and problems with your Internet connection and when trying to login to the router admin. Most of these issues can be resolved quickly with minimal technical expertise. Below we list the most common technical problems that users run into when logging in to the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard.
Your Connection is Not Private
The “Your connection is not private” error occurs when your browser attempts to connect via secure socket layer (SSL) but instead encounters an unsecured page. This means that your browser is using the “https” protocol instead of “http” when trying to access 10.0.0.1. Since 10.0.0.1 does not have an SSL certificate to establish a secure connection, the browser will inform you that your connection is not secure and there’s a possibility that attackers may try to steal your information.
Don’t worry about it, however, because 10.0.0.1 is a private IP address and there’s no risk of having your data stolen. So go ahead and bypass the error by clicking the “Advanced” button and then clicking “Proceed to 10.0.0.1 (unsafe).”
Alternatively, you can force the browser to load the “http” version of the page by removing the “s” from “https://” in the address bar. The correct URL should be http://10.0.0.1.
This Site Can’t Be Reached
“This site can’t be reached” and “10.0.0.1 took too long to respond” are error messages that happen for a number of reasons, including an incorrect IP address or a weak Internet connection. To resolve these errors, you can try these possible solutions:
- Ensure that your device is connected to the router via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable.
- Make sure that your router’s default gateway or IP address is 10.0.0.1. Some users mistakenly type 10.0.0.0.1 which returns an invalid page.
- Click the address bar on your browser and check that the IP address you entered is http://10.0.0.1. If the IP address is https://10.0.0.1, remove the “s” after “http.”
- Check that your Internet connection is working. A red loss of signal (LOS) on your router often indicates that you’ve lost connection to the Internet.
- Perform a restart of your router and network. To do this, turn off the router, wait for at least one minute, and then turn it on again. Wait for several seconds before reconnecting to the network.
- Clear your browser’s cache and try accessing 10.0.0.1 again.
If any of the above solutions don’t work, you can perform a hard reset of your router. Press the reset button at the back or bottom of your router for about 5 seconds until the power LED light starts to flash. The router is successfully reset to its default configuration when the LED lights on your router start blinking again.
Incorrect Username or Password
Okay, so you’ve finally accessed the 10.0.0.1 login page but it tells you that the username and/or password are incorrect. In that case, you have to make sure that you entered the correct default username and password for your router.
For the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard, the default username and password are usually printed at the back or bottom of the router. If not, you can find your login details in the instruction manual that accompanied your device.
If you’re logging in to 10.0.0.1 as a piso wifi user, just ask the operator or administrator for the correct username and password.
If you still can’t login to the 10.0.0.1 admin dashboard despite entering the correct username and password, you may reset the router to its factory settings. This will wipe out any custom configurations and restore the admin and Wi-Fi passwords to their default values.
To reset your router, press the reset button at the bottom or back of the device for about 5 seconds until the power LED light starts blinking. When the other LED lights start blinking, it means that your router has been successfully reset.
How to Pause the Timer in 10.0.0.1
If you’re a piso wifi user, you might be wondering about how to pause the timer so that you can resume your browsing session at a future time or date. Pausing the timer is a good way to save money on piso wifi because you can easily stop your session and just resume browsing anytime you want.
To be able to pause the timer in 10.0.0.1, the piso wifi machine operator must first enable the feature in the LPB Piso Wifi admin dashboard. If this feature is already enabled, just follow the steps below to pause the timer:
- Connect to the piso wifi network if you haven’t done so already.
- Open your browser and type 10.0.0.1 in the address bar. Press Enter.
- Enter the username and password on the login page.
- Once logged in to the customer portal, click or tap the Pause Time button.
- Your browser session has now been paused.
If you’re a piso wifi machine operator and you want to enable the “pause timer” feature for your customers, simply follow these steps:
- Connect to the piso wifi network.
- Open your browser and go to 10.0.0.1/admin (or click this link).
- Enter the admin username and password on the login page.
- After logging in to the admin dashboard, navigate to the Settings section and click Portal Settings.
- Change the pause timer options as you deem fit.
- Click Save Changes to apply your changes.
10.0.0.1 is one of the most popular IP addresses in some countries such as the Philippines, particularly among piso wifi users. It’s not only used by network administrators but also by customers who have to type the IP address before surfing the Internet. If you’re still having issues with logging in to your admin or customer dashboard despite following the solutions presented in this article, just contact the router manufacturer or the network administrator for assistance.