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X360 media sharing

fwibble Avatar
9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
This is how my computers are networked together
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/fwibble/setup.jpg

What I'm trying to do is be able to send media to my 360, WMP11 can find my 360 but my 360 can't find my PC and I haven't got a clue where I am going wrong.

I'd prefer to leave my 360 plugged in to my netgear.

my minds fried and can't think how to explain what i'm after:thinking:
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Do you have any other sharing applications installed such windows media connect ? If you do they can causes clashes, so delete windows media connect then retry
#2
nope, says on xbox pc selected failed
#3
When networking PC's you have to make sure you have a Network name (eg House) and each Computer has to have a different name (eg Kitchen / bedroom)

My 360 isnt networked, but is there an option on the 360 to give it a name?
#4
don't you need windows media connect installed in order to do this? or am i missing something.
#5
WMP11 has the capabilities of WMC so don't believe its needed
#6
markwills
don't you need windows media connect installed in order to do this? or am i missing something.


Does your PC have windows media centre installed?

If not I dont think it will work. See here for more details

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/extender/setup/default.mspx

This is my next project once I've managed to get my wireless home network up and running - at the moment not very successfully :oops:
#7
dunno if i have to open firewall ports on my netgear n how to do it :S
#8
You need Win Media Center to stream stuff to your 360.......
#9
While we're on the subject I'm curious to know why my 360 fails to assign an IP address automatically and will not connect to one If I try to set one up manually with access rights on the router.

I merrily used XBox live for three years living at my Dad's yet my Gold subscription has now not even been used since last Feb!

I recently took my 360 into work and plugged it into the network to test it there and again it was fine:?

Three of us in the house have 360s and none of us have got them going...
#11
I run my 360 with vista and that works without any additional configuration, I love it!
#12
Using WMP11 you can only stream WMV files, though Media Centre you can stream neraly everything using transcode.
#13
fwibble
dunno if i have to open firewall ports on my netgear n how to do it :S

goto [url]www.portforward.com[/url]

that will give you a step by step guide on how to open up ports :thumbsup:

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