I recently purchased FW Purple. I have limited, naive understanding about firewalls, but know enough as a 75-yr old to make a FW purchase. I have a Charter modem (TM-1602). The modem (modem only) has an input CAT 5E data-line, power source as well as some kind of TV cable connection on back side (cable modem?) I am wanting to set-up my newly purchased Purple in router mode. It would appear however, that I need to ask or purchase an upgraded modem from Charter given the existence of single LAN modem input on TM-1602. If so, can someone recommend a specific modem model as a Charter replacement?
My current Purple setup is: CAT cable to modem (Single CAT input). Purple WAN to unmanaged switch. Switch to Amplifi HD with feedback cable from Amplifi back to switch. It appears this configuration is allowing Purple to function, but I am uncertain how or in what manner (DHCP?)
Any ideas or recommendations about a modem upgrade compatible with Charter?
I'd pay FW if online phone support were an option.
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