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This is similar to another recent question: Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS? As @tubedogg says, you need iTunes running on a Mac/PC in your network to share local files. You can only remove this requirement if you buy/stream everything from the iTunes store. Unless you hack your ATV. You can run something like PlexConnect on ...
Home Sharing functionality operates through iTunes itself. If iTunes isn't running (even if the MacBook is), your iTunes library isn't available on the Apple TV. So plugging the hard drive into the modem won't do anything. Note the above is answering your question about your current setup. Purchasing an Airport router would change this answer, but you asked ...
here is the answer. rysnas.com/ You can run a VM of windows for iTunes Home Sharing on your NAS box now.
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