I'm the type of person to enjoy streaming music, videos, movies, and pictures. I have 3 Ps3's in my household and what I want to do is be able to have those ps3's connected to my room where I have a 1TB hard drive filled with family photos, music, music videos. I have an old Actiontec Q1000 Qwest Router that I no longer use; For the past days I've been trying to connect the router to my computer via ethernet and I have disabled DCHP and changed the router IP address but I seem to fail because I would like to use my computer for internet via WiFi which has all the media files I'd like to transmit/stream. I'm connected via Wifi on a Netgear to my computer as of now.
My question is, How can I use this old Router (Q1000) to stream movies as I'm connected to the internet via Wifi without it giving me problems which has been happening due to same IP or something like that on my computer popping up. Any help will be appreciated.
Answer by Razor512 · Jan 18, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Posting the instructions as a separate answer since the site limits what you can put in the comments
if you are on windows 7, head to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
(you can also get to that window by heading to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center and then clicking on change adapter settings )
at which point you should see your 2 network devices.
right click on your local area network device then click on properties
after that head to the section names internet protocol version 4, then click properties.
In the window that pops up you should be able to specify an IP address and DNS server.
For the IP, you can enter in any address you want as long as it is in the same range as the PS3 (eg if the PS3 has an IP of 192.168.1.10 then your PC's IP should start with 192.168.1.
After that, you should be able to connect the desktop PC to the router with no IP issues.
after that, while in the network connections window, click on a blank space, then press the alt key 1 time to bring out the menu bar.
after that click on advanced, then advanced settings to pull up the priority list then move the wireless connection to the top
after that, you can test if the server is working with the PS3, if it does not when we will have to move onto using force bind IP (which can get a little annoying in the initial setup but should work as a final resort)
Answer by Razor512 · Jan 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM
first test if the router has a DLNA server before going through the trouble of doing this
If it has the DLNA server, then do this setup to use it as one, Figure out how to disable the DHCP server on the LAN side (if it allows you to change the routers IP on the same page then great, set the router's IP address to something other than 192.168.1.1 (for me personally I have my actiontec router set up with a IP address of 192.168.1.60
after that then connect an ethernet cable from a LAN port on the actiontec, to a LAN port on the main router.
The actiontec will then become a transparent bridge + a client as a trace rout will not show the actiontec but it will show it's services if you scan for them (I currently use my actiontec router as a moca to ethernet bridge but the same applies for what you want to do)