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How to hook my tv up to my network?

543 69 May 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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I want to connect my desktop computer that's in my bedroom to my television in the living room via my network. My television has both a usb connection and a hdmi connection. Im using a charter cable modem and my own person Asus AC 1200 router. Can you tell me how I can go about doing this?

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buy a roku, chromecast, or amazon fire stick, connect it to the tv. Stream content from the internet or your local network using apps/channels like plex on the roku or fire stick (you have to set up some media server software on your computer) or cast from chrome with a chromecast.
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HI All

I want to connect my desktop computer that's in my bedroom to my television in the living room via my network. My television has both a usb connection and a hdmi connection. Im using a charter cable modem and my own person Asus AC 1200 router. Can you tell me how I can go about doing this?

Thanks

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Assuming you are talking about media and not trying to remote your PC screen to your TV, the simplest way assuming you have a smart TV with an ethernet port is to hook up the TV via ethernet to you network (you can wirelessly connect as well if need be) and open up your media on your PC for sharing\streaming. Add the directories for your media to WIndows Media Center on your PC and your PC should show up as a source on your TV that you can pick and select the movie\media you want from. Same can be done with anything that supports DLNA such as an XBox One, PS4, Roku, nvidia shield, fire stick, smart blu-ray player, etc.
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Hi everyone

Just to clarify. There isnt an ethernet port on my tv. So is the roku , firestik, chromecast the only options? If so which is the cheapest, fastest and best option?
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Just to clarify. There isnt an ethernet port on my tv. So is the roku , firestik, chromecast the only options? If so which is the cheapest, fastest and best option?
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Is it a smart TV...Does it have wifi? If yes to both than you do not need any of them in all likelihood. If not, then you will need something with wifi that can support DLNA. Cheapest effective option is likely the Fire TV stick there. It will get the job done, though you may need to use an app like Mezzmo to access your PC media since it is android based. Best option is relative to how much you want to spend and what you do. No reason to spend on any of the others imo unless you have another specific need you want to address like playing games.
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Just to clarify. There isnt an ethernet port on my tv. So is the roku , firestik, chromecast the only options? If so which is the cheapest, fastest and best option?
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Pretty much. The other option would be to run an HDMI cable from your computer to the tv or to try to use something like some WiDi adapters or other attempt at wireless hdmi (not cost effective).
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What exactly do you want to do? Play media from your computer? Remote desktop?
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