10.1.0.1 is a class A private IPv4 address. All the 10.x.x.x addresses belong to the block of private addresses within class A. The fact that this is a private address means that it can only be used inside private networks and that it can’t be routed on the internet. 10.1.0.1 is the first available address that can be assigned to a host within 10.1.0.0/24 subnetwork. This address won’t be assigned to your PC, smartphone, or any other device connected to your home wi-fi network since there are no home routers using this subnetwork but it can be assigned to a server at your job. If that’s the case, 10.1.0.1 is the server’s default gateway and it can be used for accessing server’s configuration page (by the administrator). If you want to connect your computer to the network you will probably have to use this address. One of the addresses within a scope 10.1.0.2-10.1.0.254 will be assigned to your device and other devices connected to that server.
10.1.0.1 is also assigned (as a default gateway) to a device called SMILE plug. SMILE stands for Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment. SMILE is a mobile learning software designed by a group of scientists from Stanford. They developed the software and then made a device called SMILE plug in cooperation with Marvell hardware. This device creates an ad-hoc wi-fi network (which means it’s a router) and 10.1.0.1 is the default gateway address assigned to the SMILE plug. This device will assign other available addresses within the same 10.1.0.0/24 subnetwork to the devices (phones, laptops) connected to the SMILE ad-hoc network just like your home router assigns IP addresses to devices connected to your home wi-fi network.
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