1. I went both VGA and HDMI from my laptop and it's working fine. Sadly I find many challenged by this setup.
Another member pointed out this new Dell box -> http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspiron-zino-hd?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19
NOT a bad idea. Sorry I don't own one as I use a laptop for that position.
2. I just picked up a HP C4780 wifi printer and yes it works and yes it was a PAIN IN THE NET to set up. YES I got it working but after 4 hours I was about to pack it up until I thought it over one more time. It appears it was having trouble with the 802.11n router. I guessed and set the router to 802.11g mode and now it's ok. But there's a new lesson here.
Current wireless situation: Modem has recently been moved along with wireless router to accommodate future streaming video to Toshiba HDTV. (mistake ? Blue-ray is wrong model for streaming video).
This leaves my printer in another location, no longer connected to the wireless router ? I can no longer print from anywhere. The printer is located near another broadband connection and is an All-in-one that connects with USB (has Ethernet option). Though the cable is live, it is now presently unused.
Between the two wants:
1. Want Netflix streaming video to TV (tried from laptop, but even though there is computer input ? with the VGA connection made ? unrecognized signal response comes up on TV screen)
2. Want to print from laptops anywhere in the house to the printer.
What are my best options? Move everything back and solve print problem and look for another way to stream to TV? or is wireless G print server a better option or an option at all?
What I presently have to work with:
Explorer 3250HD? High-Definition Interactive Set-Top
Sony Blue ray disk player BDP s300
Aris Touchstone Telephony Modem
Linksys-G broadband wireless router
HP Officejet Pro L7500 ? All-in-one printer
Toshiba HD TV