^ Wow, Great job, headfinoob. That sonds amazing. I am not computer savvy enough to understand all of it, but I am sure someone else will!
Your laptop / netbook has to be on all the time, correct? Can you have evrything running with laptop's screen folded and powered off?
Yeah, it just needs to be powered on. I just change the settings in Power Options to do nothing when the lid is closed.
My next goal is to figure out how to set up a WiFi infrastructure mode from another mobile device. That way one can stream content from another phone instead of the laptop/netbook method I posted above. I foresee a few possible paths for this:
1. WiFi direct with CIFS (I don't have two devices compatible with WiFi direct yet.)
2. Use of WiFi tether app for infrastructure mode and changing IP tables to allow a SMB share server on the same device.
3. WiFi Tether for infrastructure mode works when used in conjunction with an FTP server, but its kind of limited in that browsing is done inside an FTP browser on the receiving device.
To get around the computer, one can carry three devices. Two phones and a MiFi (such as the Novatel hotspot). The MiFi can be on, broadcasting its SSID, while both phones are connected to the MiFi over WiFi. Then one phone acts as a SMB share, the other will have CIFS installed using the methods in the post above. This is actually pretty cool, but none of the phones will have internet service unless you are paying for service on the MiFi.