Network share with pc/laptop turn off?

Hi everyone, I’m a new guy and don’t know too much about IT, so just try to be short and clear:

Streaming shared film from my laptop wirelessly is quite good, though sometimes it did stutter. But whenever I shut down my laptop, the wdtvsmp disconnects and couldn’t find my laptop through the network share any more.

Just wanna ask, is it essential to keep the laptop on if I want to use “network share” source play movies? If not, how to stay connected?

Any idea will be greatly appreciated :slight_smile:


Well, yeah, your PC needs to be on if you expect to get data from it…

Thanks for your reply!