10.0.0.10 is a class A address. It belongs to the block of private IPv4 addresses inside class A, just like all the other 10.x.x.x addresses. They are all reserved for private networks and can’t be routed on the internet or accessed from outside the network.
10.0.0.10 is not one of the common gateway addresses and manufacturers don’t assign it to their devices. It’s not like 10.0.0.10 is worse than 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.1.1 in any way – they are simply more popular.
10.0.0.10 can be assigned to a device connected to a home network. If your router’s default gateway is 10.0.0.1 (which is one of the most common gateways), 10.0.0.10 will be one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool and can be assigned to your device (automatically or manually).
10.0.0.10 as a Dynamic IP address (Automatic Assignment)
If you don’t make any changes in your router’s configuration page, the router will automatically assign an IP address to every device that gets connected to your home network. That kind of address is called dynamic. If your router’s default gateway is 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.10 will probably be one of the available addresses inside the DHCP pool. Assuming that the first address in the pool is 10.0.0.2, the address from the title will be assigned to the ninth device that joins the network. The address won’t be permanently assigned to that device. After the device disconnects from the network, the address gets back to the DHCP pool and becomes available again. It will be automatically assigned to the next device that joins the network. That’s why it’s called dynamic.
10.0.0.10 as a Static IP Address (Manual Assignment)
If you want this address to be permanently assigned to your device, you have to assign it manually and make it static. That way, your device will get the same IP address every time it joins the network.
Before you assign a static IP to your device, you should check if the address is inside the DHCP pool. You should also check if it’s already assigned (automatically or manually) to some other device. If the address is already assigned and you ignore that, you will cause an IP conflict.
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