10.10.10.254 is a Class A private IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses within Class A (all the 10.x.x.x addresses belong to the same block). 10.10.10.254 is the last available address inside 10.10.10.0/24 subnetwork (10.10.10.0 is the subnetwork address and 10.10.10.255 is the broadcast address). Since this is a private address, it can be used inside private networks only and it can’t be routed on the internet.
10.10.10.254 can be assigned to a router/modem or some other networking device (as a default gateway address) by the modem/router manufacturer or it can be assigned to a device connected to a wi-fi network if it’s one of the available addresses inside the DHCP pool.
10.10.10.254 as a Default Gateway
10.10.10.254 is assigned by some manufacturers (AboCom, ARGtek, Aukey, HooToo, RAVPower, Securifi, etc.) as a default gateway to their routers, modems, bridges, and other devices.
If your router’s default gateway is 10.10.10.254, you can simply type in this address in your browser and open the configuration page. From there, you can change or adjust all kinds of network and security settings – change SSID and wi-fi password, router’s username and password, DHCP settings, adjust parental settings, etc.
10.10.10.254 as a Host IP Address
10.10.10.254 can also be assigned to a device connected to a wi-fi network if it’s one of the available addresses inside the DHCP pool. Let’s assume that 10.10.10.1 is your router’s default gateway and that DHCP pool of available addresses includes 10.10.10.254. If that’s the case, this address can be assigned to your PC, smartphone, and other devices automatically or manually.
The automatic assignment is the default way of assigning IP addresses. Your router (which is also the DHCP server) assigns the addresses from the DHCP pool (which is predefined but you can always change the scope of available addresses in the router’s configuration page). If 10.10.10.254 is one of the available addresses, it can be assigned to a device connected to the network automatically but it won’t be permanently assigned to it. After a certain period of time (lease time), the router will check if the device is still connected to the network and if it’s not, the address returns to the DHCP pool (becomes available again) and can be assigned to some other device.
10.10.10.254 can also be permanently assigned to your device but you have to do that manually. There are two ways to assign the address manually – you can make some changes in the TCP/IPv4 settings or make a reservation in the DHCP pool (access router’s configuration page and go to DHCP settings).
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