The 10.0.0.1 login IP is one of the several wireless router default IP addresses used today. Probably the most popular wireless router using this IP is the Comcast Xfinity router.
If you are one of the Comcast’s valuable customers it is always good to know the default IP just in case you want to do some networking tasks on your own. Disabling and enabling wireless internet, modifying your network name, securing your wireless network are just some of the things you can do once you log in to the router’s Admin Tool.
Now when you know what you can do, let’s see how to log in to your Comcast Xfinity router.
The 10.0.0.1 Login Steps
First of all we have to make some things clear for the 10.0.0.1 login process to succeed.
- You have to be connected to your network, otherwise it won’t work. It doesn’t matter whether it is a wired or wireless connection, but in case it is a wireless connection you will be logged out when you change the wireless password and click “Save”. Making other changes and saving them may have the same result so it is good to know what’s happening.
- Make sure to type 10.0.0.1 and not 1o.o.o.1 (type the number ZERO instead of the letter O)
Start up your browser and in the address bar type 10.0.0.1 or http://10.0.0.1
Adding http:// in front of the IP address is not necessary because your browser automatically adds it.
If the 10.0.0.1 login IP is the correct one, the Admin Tool Login window will appear.
The Comcast Xfinity router uses the following default login details:
CAUTION: Both the username and password are case sensitive.
Now you should be logged in to the Admin Tool. In case these login details don’t work you will have to reset your router to factory settings.
Can’t connect to 10.0.0.1? Try this!
OK, when you want to login to your router using the 10.0.0.1 IP address in some cases you won’t be abe to do that. The reason may be a wrong router password or you may see “The connection has timed out error” message. Here are some things you my try in order to fix the login problem.
Please note that the fixes given below are from our personal experience so continue at your own risk 🙂
Basically, you may face two login problems:
- The login windows appears, but you can’t login
- The login page doesn’t appear and you get an error message instead
So, let’s see what you can do.
1. The login windows appears, but you can’t login
If the login page appeared it means that the router default IP is correct. However, when you type the default username and password nothing happens or you get a wrong username or password error. In this case you can try the router login details which are normally printed on a label on the router or you can check the user’s manual. In case you have changed these login details previously but can’t remember it would be the best to reset your router to factory settings.
It is important to know that when you reset the router to factory defaults, all changes made before wil be erased, for example the wireless network name and password. However, the router username and password will be changed back to the default values and you will be able to login.
More about the Factory reset
Resetting the router to factory settings is something you should do when you try everything else. Consider this as the last option and only do it if you are 100% sure what you are doing. In case you aren’t confident you can always contact your ISP for advice.
Although the resetting procedure is quite simple and almost always fixes the 10.0.0.1 login problem, please continue at your own risk if you have any doubts.
Here is the official Comcast video guide on how to reset the router to factory settings.
After the LED lights stabilize, try to login with the official default username and password. If you can login to the router now you can change back the Wireless network name and password as it was before or set up new ones. In case you decide to change the network name and password, you will have to update it to every single device you have previously used.
2. The login page doesn’t appear and you get an error message instead
The errors you may see in this case are the 404 connection time out can’t reach this page error.
The connection time out error normally indicates that the IP address simply doesn’t exist. So, in case you get such error the first thing you should do is to confirm that 10.0.0.1 is the actual router IP. Since you are using a Comcast router the default IP is normally 10.0.0.1, but you can also try the following 10.1.10.1 and 192.168.100.1.
On the other hand it is easy to find the default router IP. Simply launch the Command prompt. Type ipconfig and scroll down until you see the Default gateway. That is the router default IP. If you see an IP address other than 10.0.0.1 this is the reason you couldn’t login before. So, launch your browser and type the IP next to Default gateway.
However, if the Default gateway is 10.0.0.1 you can try to restart the router by simply switching it off and then switching it on after 10-20 seconds. In most cases this will solve the problem. You can also check the cable connections.
As you can see, the 10.0.0.1 login process is quite simple and easy. Now when you have gained access to the router’s Admin Tool you can make the following changes.
- Change the router password
- Change the wireless password and network name (SSID)
- Set up Parental controls
- Secure your network
- Port forwarding
All the things you can do with your router will be described in details in some other articles. For now, if you have logged in to your router’s Admin Tool successfully, it would be best to write the following:
Make sure to have these written somewhere, just in case you need them.