Airport extreme + USB Hard Drive = DLNA(?)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Liljestrand, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Liljestrand macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    My math teacher would shoot himself in the head if he saw me writing this equation.
    Anywho... I got an airport extreme (4th gen) and a samsung LED tv with DLNA, which is currently working really great from Serviio client on my MacBook Pro.

    My question is:
    If I buy a external hard drive and connect it to my airport extreme with USB, is it possible to run the files on the hard drive through DLNA on my TV?
    I don't really know how DLNA works, but I know that you need a client on your computer, so do you need a client for the hard drive/router? Or is this already installed?
    Regards from Sweden,
  2. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    DLNA is a pretty dumb protocol, meaning it cant really do much complex processing.

    in order to stream DLNA, you would need the client running on a computer. I dont know of any routers that have that ability built in
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    Netgear do a dlna router but your extreme won't work in that way

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