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how to connect to speakers through wireless laptop

I recently set up a Belkin wireless G router for my laptop (XPpro) and was wondering how I might go about connecting to my Harmon-Kardon speakers via this setup? I've been told that if the speakers don't have wireless capability built in then it won't work....if this is the case, can anyone provide an explanation as to why?!? Any help would be much appreciated!!

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get a wireless music adaptor

In reply to: how to connect to speakers through wireless laptop

such as one of linksys (WMB54G) or apple express..


So, your friend that said:
''if the speakers don't have wireless capability built in then it won't work....if this is the case, can anyone provide an explanation as to why?!? ''


why? .. figure this out... If a car doesn't have a tire, it won't roll..

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clarify please...

In reply to: get a wireless music adaptor

let me reword my Q - is there any way to connect my powered speakers to my router in order to get music on my laptop to play through them? I guess I don't fully understand why that type of info can't be sent wirelessly.

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an explanation as to why

In reply to: how to connect to speakers through wireless laptop

you need a transmitter AND a reciever...

i suggest you check out gakadas post:

get a wireless music adaptor

such as one of linksys (WMB54G) or apple express..


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bear with me here...

In reply to: an explanation as to why

OK....lemme try this another way...why can i not hook up my old computers speakers to my router in order that i may play mp3's that are stored on my laptop through them? It seems logical to me that since my laptop is communicating with my router for internet access, communicating with the router to operate my speakers should be possible too?? Is the issue the type of data being sent? I realize the speakers require the use of a driver, which is on my laptop. Is this why it won't work? If so, why is a direct connection necessary in this case?

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Yes, you can control your laptop

In reply to: bear with me here...

through a wired or wireless router,

which one you want?:

Speaker --> Router ---> Laptop = NO

Router -->> Laptop -->> Speaker = YES

Speaker -->> WMB54G or Airport express etc. -->> Router -->> Laptop = YES


You can plug any NETWORK device to the router...

The Speaker is not a NETWORK Device... so you need something to help the speaker to be known to the network.

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help with speaker question

In reply to: Yes, you can control your laptop

Thanks for the one of the few replies that broke things down clearly without being pointlessly snarky.

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Since this is a week end...

In reply to: bear with me here...

I'll give you a tips, that you can use:

Router -->> Laptop -->> Speaker

then turn the volume UP, this way, the sound will travel wirelessly throughout your home.

Have a nice week end.

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look at it this way

In reply to: bear with me here...

DVD(transmitter) movie -->TV (reciever)

but DVD(transmitter) Audio--> speakers requires a reciever -something like this

what you are asking is the equivalent of "can i listen to cable TV via my stero speakers without connecting them?"


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