So I have a PS3 and a laptop, they're both hooked up to the same wireless internet, but I never really tried to get them to interact before. I did start noticing, however, that every time I turned my laptop off while my PS3 was on, I'd get a little message saying I'd been disconnected from a media server, which makes me think the two devices must at least be aware of each other. At first I didn't really care, I found no need to try to access my laptop through my PS3, or vice versa. But lately my computer has been bogging down and acting crappy, not playing videos very well and such, and I've been thinking more and more about how awesome it would be to be able to access all the cool stuff on my computer through my PS3. So is that possible, and if so how? I feel like it should be ridiculously easy and I'm just missing something.
I also have an external hard drive that would be a perfect go-between for the two, but the PS3 doesn't recognize it. I'll take advice on either one.