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Help with 360 and windows media center networking..

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I have read the xbox tutorial above and the other post on networking but I am still having a problem.

I am trying to get my WMCE pc to 'see' my 360. It always says that it is not detected. I am currently running both my WMCE PC and my 360 through a Linsys 5 port Switch. They each access Live and the internet without trouble. Each device has it's own IP address. (and according to my ISP, I have access to 3 more) I have tried pinging the xbox from my WMCE PC and there is no reply.

I have tried turning both systems off, unplugging the switch and modem. Plugging the modem back in then the switch, then each device. They both end up with the same IP again and although both still connect to to Live and the Internet, I can't get WMCE to detect the 360.

Should I go pickup a router and see if that helps? My understanding is that a switch should work fine.

Thanks for any help!
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I put a very old 5 port linksys switchin my setup just to see if it would work and it didnt at first until i changed from an Automatic IP to a static IP address. I am guessing that you must do the same. Using a Static IP means manually assigning a Made-up-by-you IP Address.


You probably wouldnt be able to ping your 360 if it had the same IP address as you PC, so thats not an issue.
Have you also tried temporatily disabling windows firewall through services.msc and also disabling all other third party firewalls through msconfig Startup. If you need help with any of this let me know...

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