Normally I would look this info up on my own, but I have had a long day and I am about to go shower and go to bed.
I Just Got back from my grandma's house.
She moved all her PC equipment into another room last night.
I got a text saying her internet was not working.
So after work this morning I went over and checked everything out.
So after fussing with the router a while I directly hook the modem to the desktop.
Ipconfig and it's not showing any address but my own 192.198.* yadda yadda..
So I'm like grandma, it's your modem. I need you to call Comcast and let me talk to a tech.
So I am taking with the tech and she tells me my cable modem is not connected..
I'm like well I am and all my lights are on.
So I double check and turn on the TV to make sure I got a signal coming in.
She asks if the modem is on a splitter.
I'm like "yes, is this a problem?"
She told me there probably is not enough power or signal strength to run both the TV and modem.
So I unhooked the splitter and went directly in with the modem.
She's like "now I can see you."
So that fixed that..
Now my question is: can I buy a more powerful splitter that will run both?
The house is practically new.. Like.. 15 years old.. Why would the cable not supply enough signal strength?
My second question is: I installed a NetGear N600 router for her last summer.
It has a USB port on it. I assume it's for network storage, but I was wondering, if I hooked her USB printer to it. Could I make it a network printer she could then use over wifi?
Thank you guys for the help.
Sorry if the text is a wall that hits you in your face. I typed this on my phone.