10.0.0.5 is a class A private IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses inside class A. Since it’s a private address it can only be used inside the private (LAN) networks. It can be assigned to a device connected to a home wi-fi network if the router’s default gateway is 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.0.2, or it can be router’s default gateway (assigned to the router by the manufacturer). 10.0.0.5 is never used as a router’s default gateway (for no particular reason) but it can be an IP address assigned (leased) to your smartphone, PC, laptop, or any other device but only if it’s one of the available addresses inside the DHCP pool.
10.0.0.5 as a Dynamic IP Address – Automatic Assignment
10.0.0.5 can be assigned automatically to a device connected to your home network by your router (DHCP server). IP addresses are by default assigned automatically. So, if your router’s default gateway is, for example, 10.0.0.1, this address will be assigned to the fourth device connected to your home network. If the address is assigned automatically, it’s actually leased for a certain period of time (lease time) to your device and when the lease time expires, the DHCP server (router) will check if the device is still connected. If it is connected, the address will stay assigned (lease renewal) and if the device is disconnected the address gets back to the DHCP pool and it can be assigned to the next device connected to your wi-fi network.
10.0.0.5 as a Static IP Address – Manual Assignment
In case you need this address assigned to some device (printer, camera) permanently, you have to assign it manually. When the address is assigned manually it’s called a static IP address. The static IP address is reserved for one device only and it won’t be assigned to some other device even if the device is not connected to the network. If you want to assign 10.0.0.5 to your device as a static IP, you will have to reserve this address in the DHCP pool by accessing the router’s configuration page and DHCP settings. The easier way is to go to TCP/IPv4 settings and enter the IP address you want to assign (along with subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server IP addresses).
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