How to get comcast modem and wireless router on same ip segment
Posted on 2013-06-13
I have internet service through Comcast. The Comcast modem has 4 ports for ethernet and is on the 10.0.1.X segment (for ip addresses). The 4 ports are being used by 3 hardwired computers and a printer/scanner. I want to install a Belkin wireless router which will give me 4 additional ports but the belkin gives out ip addresses in the 192.168.1.X segment. I want to be able to allow users to connect their laptops to the wireless network and be able to print to the printer which is on the 10.0.1.X segement (hardwired). How can I accomplish that? Comcast tells me I cannot change their ip addresses amd when I try to change the Belkin Wireless to the 10.0.1.X segment it tells me there is a conflict in the addresses. Comcast suggested I put in an 8 port switch, connect it to the modem, and then connect the wireless router to it. Before I spend the money, will that work? Will I be able to connect wireless devices and have them show up on the 192.168.1.X segment?