10.0.0.138 is a Class A private IPV4 address. It belongs to the block of private addresses that spans from 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255. The address from the title is used by some router/modem/access point manufacturers as a default gateway for their devices. The most popular manufacturers assigning this address to their routers are 2Wire, Huawei, NetComm, Netgear (EVG 2000), Siemens, SpeedTouch, Thomson (TG782 and TG585), Zoom, Zyxel, Alcatel, Sierra, etc. 10.0.0.138 can also be assigned (automatically or manually) to your PC, laptop, phone, or any other device, if your router’s default gateway is 10.0.0.1 (some Asus, Cisco, D-Link, and Sitecom routers) or 10.0.0.2 (some Belkin, Billion, Cisco, D-Link, Siemens, and Zoom routers).
10.0.0.138 as a Default Gateway
If your router’s/modem’s default gateway is 10.0.0.138, you can use it to enter router’s/modem’s configuration (setup) page and adjust all kinds of settings. The process of opening this configuration page is quite simple – type in 10.0.0.138 in your browser, press enter, type in the correct username and password, click on Log in, and the configuration page will appear. If you are opening this page for the first time, you should perform some initial settings – change your wireless network name (SSID), change your wireless network password, choose the type of encryption (security settings), change router’s username and password. After that, you can start with some advanced settings if you want to (but you don’t have to and it’s not recommended if you are not an expert). One of the most common advanced settings is making a reservation in DHCP pool and we will talk about this later.
Assigning 10.0.0.138 Automatically
If your router’s default gateway is 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.0.2, the address from the title is probably one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool and it can be assigned to your PC or any other device that gets connected to your router. Since 10.0.0.138 is somewhere in the middle of the range of available addresses and the addresses are usually assigned in a sequential order and not randomly, there’s a small chance that this address will be assigned to your device automatically (as a dynamic IP address) but you can always assign it manually to your device.
Assigning 10.0.0.138 Manually
There are two ways to manually assign some IP address to your device – you can do that through your Control Panel (Windows users) or through router’s configuration page (DHCP tab). Both ways are quite simple and require basic understanding of IP addresses and assigning process. You will have to check if the address is already assigned automatically to some other device before assigning 10.0.0.138 to your PC (there’s a really small chance). If it’s already assigned to some other device, you will experience an issue called IP conflict. Two devices with the same IP address won’t be able to access your home network and you will have to resolve this issue before assigning the address again to your PC or any other device.