Originally Posted by Reaper_Boy2010
So i want to be able to connect a router to my computer with all my video files on it and stream them to my devices. How would i do this? I try to connect it now but i cant access the media server on my computer when the router is plugged in. What do i do?
Wired or wireless?
Wired all you need is a switch, or if you are using a router with switch ports you need to make sure you don't use the connection that goes to the modem.
You also need to make sure that all you devices are on the same sub-net, or are DHCP clients, and there is a DHCP server.
Wireless. You should set the router to be a DHCP server, have the SSID set to broadcast, turn off any password protection, and have all of your devices get their IP address from the DHCP server. Once you get that far, and every device is happy, you work on using making your network more private.