I have a cable modem from Spectrum (Ubee ddw36c) in bridge mode (you have to pay $5/month extra for router mode) so only one port is active which has the internet connection.
I have this connected to my router (Netgear R6700v2) by long cable to another rooom and everything works fine.It's in another location because this is the best location for all other wired devices and for best wifi signal.
I want to connect my network printer (etherne only, no wi-fi) to the network which is located near the cable modem.
I connected a switch to the modem with wired connections out to the router and the printer.
The printer isn't getting the right IP address from the router.
Do I need to have a router near the cable modem and connect the printer to it and then configure the wifi router as an AP and connect it to this router? Is this how I can get my printer connected to my local network.
Right now the printer is getting some IP address that isn't on my LAN. It's 68.175.XXX.XX which seems to be a time warner IP. But it's not the same as my public IP address which is 72.227.XX.XXX which is also a time warner IP.
Is there a way to get my printer on my network without getting another router?