The Internet has become a new world for people around the earth. Internet connects people from one corner of the world to the other.
It is widely used in businesses, industries, etc. Getting Wi-Fi at home has recently gained much popularity because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
And so it has become a necessity for humans, as it allows us to improve our quality of life, work with relational wealth.
The Internet knows no boundary, as it is a manifestation of never-ending creativity and innovation.
With over 4.5 billion users, Internet has become one of the most vital tools for communication.
But, to make that communication work, you need a good internet network. And for that, you need to have a decent network and router configuration.
What is an IP address Such as 192.168.0.10?
An Internet Protocol Address (IP address) is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network. It helps to communicate among the devices by following an Internet Protocol.
IP addresses like 192.168.0.10 are private IP addresses of your router. This IP address connects your device to the internet. The router manufacturers use the same IP addresses for all their routers.
And as you are the one who is going to use this router, you do not need a unique IP address for your router.
Not only your router has an IP address but also your computer has one, which is similar to 192.168.0.10; only the last number changes. Non-computing devices like printers also have their unique IP addresses.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority or IANA have reserved a set of numbers to assign private IP addresses.IP addresses except the reserved ones can be used as public IP addresses.
Although there is a set of IP addresses that can neither be used as public nor as private; they are called Class-E IP addresses, which are only for research and development purposes.
Sets reserved for private IP addresses are:
- From 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
- From 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255
- From 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
There are nearly 17.9 million possible private IP combinations from which router manufacturers use few numbers for their routers.
How to Login to Your Router at 192.168.0.10?
If we need internet access in our home, we need a router. A router is a networking device that sends data packets between computer networks.
It communicates between the internet and the devices that are connected to the internet.
To use this router at its full potential, you need to make changes to your router, which you achieve with the interface of your router using an IP address like 192.168.0.10.
Follow these steps to log in to your router:
Step 1: Connect the router cable to your computer or connect the router via. Wi-Fi. You’ll need a Network Interface Card (NIC) to connect your computer with Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Further, open your Web browser. Then type 192.168.0.10 in the search bar and press Enter.
Step 3: Afterwards, it will ask for the username and password of your router. You can find the username and password on the base of your router.
If your login is successful, you’ll be directed to the models’ configuration page, where the network and router settings can be managed.
How to Configure Your Router With 192.168.0.10?
After following the Login process, now you’ll be able to access the router’s interface, where you can start the configuration of your router using the below steps:
Step 1: On reaching the main menu, click on Wireless (which will be on the left-hand side menu), followed by Wireless Security.
Step 2: Select Authentication type -> WPA2-PSK and then set encryption -> AES.
Note: Always try to keep the Authentication type WPA2-PSK as it is way secure than WPA-PSK and always set your encryption to AES as it has a more secure algorithm; if your router does not support AES in that case, change it to TKIP.
Step 3: Type in your password in the Wireless Password/WPA key. This will be the password of your Wi-Fi. Now click on Save.
Note: Your password should be between 8 to 32 characters – the longer the better.
Write down your password somewhere, temporarily, so that you can remember it for when you configure your computer to connect to the now-secure access point.
Step 4: Click on Network on the left-hand side menu, followed by WAN (if you can’t find Network, directly search for WAN and click on it).
Step 5: In WAN, set connection type -> PPPoE and click on Save.
Step 6: Now, disconnect your computer and plug in the Ethernet cable in the Ethernet port (Yellow Coloured).
Step 7: Connect your device via Wi-Fi using the password that you had entered.
Finally, you have configured your router and you can now access the internet.
How to Change the Name and Password of Your Wi-Fi?
Firstly you need to login to your router as mentioned above, thereafter you can change the name and the password of your Wi-Fi by below steps:
Step 1: Once more, go to the wireless menu, followed by Basic settings.
Step 2: Enter your desired name into the
Step 3: Go to the Wireless Security menu in Wireless.
Step 4: Change the value of the Wireless Password field, similar to earlier.
Now, the name and password of your Wi-Fi have been changed.
Mind that, when you change the password of your Wi-Fi, all the connected devices will automatically get disconnected from the router & you will have to connect all of your devices again with the new password.
More about 192.168.0.10
192.168.0.10 is a private IP address that is used to log in to the admin panel of your router.
Different routers have different private IP addresses. 192.168.0.10 is one of the default gateways that are pre-specified by the router companies.
Your router not only private IP 192.168.0.10 but also has public IP. Your computer connects to the Wi-Fi network using the router’s IP address 192.168.0.10.
But your router has other IP addresses to get data requests from the website. The website you visit and your ISP will use the public IP address to get the requested information the computer device requests for the place it needs to visit.
Your private IP address 192.168.0.10 will receive the requested information from the public IP address and will send it to your screen.
How to Find Your IP Address?
192.168.0.10 is a pretty common IP address but there are many IP addresses, so your router might not have 192.168.0.10 as it is private.
So, there are few methods to find out the IP address of your router. Different methods are used for different operating systems.
Method 1: Search online
To find the public IP address of your router you can simply search “What’s my IP?” on a search engine.
This will show you your router’s public IP address. You can even use websites like WhatIsMyIp.com and IPLocation.net to get your public IP address with more details.
Method 2: Searching Model Online
Searching for the model or your router online will easily provide all the details about your router including the private IP address.
Method 3: Check the Base of the Router
The sticker at the base has plenty of information about your router, which includes a private IP address, username, and password to login into the admin panel.
Method 4: Finding IP within the system on Windows OS
To get the IP address from within your System, you need to follow the below steps:
Step 1: Click the Wi-Fi network on the taskbar.
Step 2: Click on the properties of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
Step 3: Look for your IPv4 address, under properties which will be your IP address and will be similar to 192.168.0.10.
Method 5: Finding IP within the system on MAC OS X
Step 1: Click on the Apple menu that is present at the top left corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click on system preferences within that menu.
Step 3: Choose the Wi-Fi network to which you are connected. And alongside the word router, you’ll find your IP address.
Method 6: Finding IP Address using Command Line
Step 1: Press Windows key + R simultaneously. Then type cmd in the text box.
Step 2: When the Terminal (Black Screen) opens, type ipconfig and press Enter.
Step 3: Find IPv4 and Default Gateway, under the title Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi.
Here IPv4 is your IP address & the Default gateway is the private IP address for your router.
By following the above processes, setting up a router for home and office and modifying it will become child’s play for you. Besides, you won’t need to call an Engineer every time you want to change your Wi-Fi password.
We hope that you will find the above article helpful and informative. As you now know few basic concepts of computer networking.