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XBOX 360 windows-based PC connection issue


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JamesBowrell

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Hey all Iím having trouble connecting my XBOX 360 to my PC. My setup is as follows:


I have a router with an inbuilt ADSL modem this is connected to my phone line to allow me to connect to the internet (This is in a separate room to where my Xbox 360 is)

My PC is connected to my Router using a wireless PCI card

My Xbox is connected to my computer using a CAT-5 cross over cable (My Xbox 360 is in the same room as my PC).

I have media player 11 installed on my PC

When I try to connect to my PC using my Xbox to share media files it canít detect my PC I get the following:

TEST MEDIA CONNETION

Network Adapter ----- Wired
IP Address ------------- Confirmed
PC selected ------------ Failed

I try and search for my XBOX using Windows Media Player 11 but it canít detect it can anyone help

Thanks

P.S.

I CAN connect to XBOX live and play online games but thatís about it

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Joeoboe

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I just got my XBOX 360 and have the same problem. Connecting on the same network to a Windows Vista machine (running Vista RC2) was a snap... perfect... with streaming videos music... perfect. However my XP Home machine with Media Player 11... no luck. I am wondering if Microsoft is trying to force people to do the Vista upgrade.
In any case, the fix is easy. Use TVersity, It was easy to set up and worked first try!
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KujaGuado

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Have you enabled sharing in WMP11?

Tools > Options > Library > Configure Sharing

Is the XBox 360 allowed?
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Joeoboe

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Yes... I allowed the XBOX 360 in WMP11... but the XBOX couljd never see it. The exact same configuration in WMP11 on my Vista machine worked perfectly. I was starting to run a key by key comparison between the two machine registries, and got an email from a person witht same problem who fixed it by using TVersity. TVersity was quick and easy to set up and fixed the problem... so I am sticking with it!
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Im sure your suppose to have media centre to be able to connect to a PC with shared media. Vista Ultimate has media centre and it has better support for networking and the Xbox's XP is harder to network than Vista i would upgrade to vista on get the beta and it will work. Mine worked first time on vista.
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mgomezivaldi

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In order for XBOX 360 to see the Windows XP's Windows Media Player shared media, you need to verify:

1. The "IPSEC Services" service is set to start as "Manual" (is what Microsoft states, though i have a Laptop working fine with it on Automatic).
2. XBOX 360 scans its subnet trying to reach TCP port 10243, make sure port 10243 is open in your Windows Firewall.
3. Port 10243 is started by the application WMPNetwk.exe, verify with netstat or Active Ports that TCP 10243 is actually OPENED when WMP11 should be sharing the media, sometimes things get messed up in the System, and WMP11 will just not open that port, even if everything is setup as it should.

The issue could be related to the activation of IPv6 under Windows XP Professional (is when mine stopped working).

Still have not found any solution.
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Also to add to what has been said already, I recently had the same problem untill i realized it was my after market firewall. I currently use norton 360, and it provides me with an option to allow a certain Ip to access my computer. it was an option under the firewall settings. So i had to create a static ip for the xbox and once i did i allowed that ip access to my laptop at all times and it fixed my problem.
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I've been online with Microsoft Support about the WMP11 not opening TCP port 10243.
They couldnt find any solution for it and forwarded me to contact XBOX 360 Customer central on 1-800-936-5700

I think I'll move on and try TVersity or Winamp Remote.

I just dont want to reinstall Windows because of this, but looks like will be the only solution ahead if i want to make it work.
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