For this to work you need an ethernet port on your tv. This simply converts a wired connection into a wireless connection.
That is not what this is really for.
This is mainly for taking older TVs, blu Rays and PCs that do NOT have a built-in wi-fi, and letting them connect wirelessly to your existing wireless network, making them able to access whatever is accessible on the Internet through your wi-fi router.
Regarding the access to "files on your computer," you would have to explain what you mean. A TV doesn't normally access files on your computer.
I think you may mean "media files" on your computer. First, you would need (generally speaking) Windows 7 or higher (Windows 7 Home Premium, for example) - the version that have Media Center in them. THEN you can access "media files" (movie files) on your computer, using this device connected to your TV and your wi-fi network.
Basically, Windows 7 Home Premium (and higher) causes your laptop to act as a DLNA (Digital Network Living Alliance?) server - so that, if you put your media files (movies, videos, etc.) in your shared media area (i.e, "public videos") on your laptop, then connect your TV to your wi-fi network, your TV should be able to play those media files that are in the right format and in the right location - wirelessly.
You need to consider a lot of factors - does your TV normally recognize such files if it were, for example, connected "directly with a wire" to your laptop. Did you go to Windows 7 networking and "enable sharing of your media with all media devices" (or, along those lines - basically you have to tell Windows 7 networking "how much" of your media you want to share, and with which devices), and you may have to enable network discovery on your laptop, as well as other 'sharing' options in "Network and Sharing" center.
Once you've enabled all those features, THEN you normally are able to play media files from a wi-fi connected TV or blu-ray (or PS2/PS3, XOBX360), etc. Hope that helps.
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