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How to Find Your Belkin Router IP Address

WiFi routers are assigned two IP addresses, a public IP address, and a private IP address. A public IP address connects your internet-enabled devices to external networks such as the internet. A private IP address allows your devices to communicate with each other within a home or office network, otherwise known as your intranet. Your Belkin router assigns that private IP.

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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.

General Configuration of Your Belkin Router

  1. Enter the router's IP address (http://192.168.2.1) in a new browser window.
  2. Click DNS under Internet WAN.
  3. Enter the router's password and click Submit.
  4. Uncheck Automatic from ISP and type in OpenDNS addresses in DNS Address and Secondary DNS Address.

    It’s important to note down your current DNS settings before you switch to OpenDNS. The addresses for OpenDNS are:

    • 208.67.222.222
    • 208.67.220.220
  5. Click Apply.

Belkin Router Reset

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.