Thx for that info.
Keep in mind that I was attempting to envision what devices you have and how they are connected based on your first post. As soon as I read "I ran out of Ethernet connections on my wireless router,...
" I assumed that you had purchased a USB device like this
. Then you had unplugged the end of a LAN cable that was connected to a computer, plugged that end of the LAN cable into the printer and then attempted to get the USB WiFi adapter to connect the computer to your "wireless router
But frankly, I had never heard a USB WiFi adapter (or USB wireless adapter) called a USB Ethernet adapter; so I Googled those terms:
...and I got images like this
I read this again: I ran out of Ethernet connections on my wireless router, so bought a USB Ethernet adapter.
And since some routers also have a USB connector, I wondered if you were attempting to plug the USB end of the USB Ethernet adapter in to the router's USB connector - hoping to have 5 Ethernet ports coming off of the router.
At that point - I should have just gone to sleep instead of attempting to envision more adapter/connection scenarios. But no, I read on - only to learn that you had the USB Ethernet adapter was connected to a computer (hence your ipconfig screenshot). Unfortunately, that did not clarify just what this USB adapter is - because the term "wireless" does not always make it in to the adapter's description for some USB WiFi adapters. They just show a description like your connection #4 shows in your ipconfig screenshot.
And my Google search mentioned above included a page that described people connecting a network printer like this
. Where the yellow LAN cable goes to a modem/router and the blue USB cable is the "USB Ethernet adapter" leading to the printer via a LAN cable (not shown).
I attempted to write out some of my thoughts/confusion in my first post to your thread, but I could barely put two sentences together - so I opted for the short post that you were kind enough to reply to. Sadly, I failed to ask, "What type of USB Ethernet adapter is this?"
At least now I know that there is not a USB port on your router :-)