When you connect to an ISP (Internet Service Provider), they assign a public IP address to allow your devices to communicate with each other externally. On the other hand, Belkin sets a default private IP address, which will be used for local networking.
Note: The default IP address of all Belkin routers is 192.168.2.1.
It’s important to note down your current DNS settings before you switch to OpenDNS. The addresses for OpenDNS are:
So what happens when you reset your Belkin router? By resetting your Belkin router, you end up replacing your configured network settings with the defaults, which includes the local IP address that came as default by your manufacturer.
It’s not every day that you’ll be resetting a router as this is only necessary for rare situations where the software of the router didn’t update properly, or if you mistakenly configured the wrong settings.