Got this reply @ the 'other' media server forum:
Sure you can connect your PS3 directly to your computer, but why would you do that when you can connect it to your router?
If you decide to do it here's what you have to do:
- If you want internet on both the PC and PS3 you need two network adapters in your computer.
1. Connect one to the router and the other to your playstation.
2. Run the internet sharing wizard in Windows.
3. Your PS3 should automatically receive and IP address, and you are ready to go I hope.
- If you don't care about having internet on your PS3, just connect it to your computer and set a static IP address on the PS3 in the same range your computer is in. (The range your router DHCP server hands out. Usually something like 192.168.1.2 - 254 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0.)
Makes, sense, will doing that make my laptop automatically detect the PS3? And would my PS3 see it as if I was in a network and can the laptop still be used as a media server? Thanks!