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Does it matter if router is set to 10.0.0.1 or to 192.168.1.1?

Does it matter if router is set to 10.0.0.1 or to 192.168.1.1?

I just got my new ASUS Eee 1000h. First thing I wanted to is connect to the internet, so I open the wireless connections window and try to find my wireless connection...but it's not there. I have no problem finding wireless signals in the area, and in fact I can access the internet via free hot spots around the city anytime I want.

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Guest [Entry]

It does not matter that the router is configured to use 10.x.x.x addresses as opposed to 192.168.x.x addresses, as both are reserved for use in private networks. The fact that you can even see the router administration page is evidence that your wireless network is functioning properly. You should look into your internet settings on your router to see if you have a valid IP address from your ISP.
Guest [Entry]

"My WiFi home network (through multiple ""modem/router"" and ""modem + router"" configurations) have historically been pre-configured to use the ""192.168.x.x"" private IP addresses on the LAN side. However, I recently (07/2017) installed a new Netgear Orbi router, where I allowed the router to automatically select my settings.

During the set-up, the router originally provided the ""192.168.x.x"" IP Address range. However, before the set-up was complete a Netgear pop-up message appeared informing me that due to an IP Address conflict with my ISP, ""Netgear"" was changing my IPadd to 10.0.0.1. There was no mention of speed or any other issues."