My cable outlet is in the southwest corner of the great room, so that’s where my TV/DVD/TiVo/VCR/etc. are as well. But that also limited my options when I decided I was going to use Comcast cable Internet service.
I didn’t want coaxial cables strung from hell to breakfast, nor did I want to deal with the annoyance of tacking said cables around windows and doorways. So I decided I’d place my AirPort Extreme base station in the southwest corner as well, and connect both of my Macs wirelessly.
So I came up with a rig that bounces enough radio energy around the room to thaw a Butterball:
- Set up desktop iTunes library for sharing.
- Connect laptop audio-out to stereo.
- Fire up iTunes on laptop, open desktop’s shared library.
- Use Salling Clicker to control, via Bluetooth, desktop library playback on stereo through laptop via 802.11.
Needless to say, I was most pleased when I saw Salling Clicker could see the shared music on my desktop machine through the laptop connection.
I’m pretty sure this is the most ludicrously cross-patched setup I’ve ever used, but the fact that it’s all so easy to set up pleases me greatly.
I like being a nerdly. :-D