Does your laptop accept "input" from the receiver? I ask, because laptops tend to "output" unless they have some adapter to accept input. I'm not getting the idea of what you have . Plus, on some setups it will only play on the immediate player that's part of the package you got from whatever. In order words, it won't distribute the signal just anywhere. So details matter because there so many variables. You may want to check your band source how they expect you to connect this or that.