New Router - What (else) can I do with it?
June 29, 2013 12:31 PM Subscribe
So I've upgraded my router recently (old one was 10+ years old). I also have a nice Samsung Smart TV, and a Macbook Pro laptop. I use the router simply for wireless internet on the laptop, and some basic apps on the smartTV. What else can I do?
posted by hydra77 to Technology (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Most specifically, I want to access iTunes and play the music from my laptop's harddrive through my TV speakers. But maybe there's some other cool stuff I can do with my router? I need home networking 101.
I've been to other people's houses where stuff like this was done, but I can't quite wrap my head around it. Do I just 'see' my computer on the TV, and open iTunes and play?
Or maybe it's easier to just connect my computer directly to my TV with cables? I can put HDMI into my TV, but how does that go into my computer? Is there a HDMI/USB cable?
If I do that, does the TV then recognize the computer hooked to it? Then what?
We also have a Wii and PS3 hooked up to the smartTV, so I can use on of those if they are better for this than the Samsung interface (which is definitely clunky).
thank you in advance!