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KRSmith84

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Ok...I need help. I have been trying for a while to get my Xbox and PC to communicate. They used to work just fine...then I rebuilt my computer, and now nothing works. Here is my set-up

Windows XP Home, SP3
Windows Media PLAYER 11
.NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Linksys Router BEFSR 41 with latest firmware update

Xbox LIVE works just fine, I have no problems with it. All the required services are running, and windows firewall is allowing the required ports. I have enabled UPnP on my router. I have updated my DRM files using the walkthrough provided elsewhere on this site to no effect. When I go to enable sharing in WMP11, the xbox DOES NOT show in the dialogue box to allow it to share. If I open the command prompt, I cannot ping the IP of my xbox; the request always times out. I have combed the xbox.com forums to no avail...nothing seems to be working. I have also looked through some of the posted topics on this board, and they haven't yeilded any results for me either. It is possible that there is a very simple step that I am missing, but I just do not know, and I am ready to drop-kick the 360 over this issue.
I am at a loss for what to do. Any help would be greatly appricated.
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Solved problem...though not how I would have perferred.

My MB has 2 ethernet ports, so I simply plugged the 360 into the second one and bridged the connections. Presto...media sharing works, and with the connections bridged, LIVE still works too. Only downside is the PC has to be on for LIVE to work. Ah well...small price to pay for an end to my headache.
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Ok...solution not ideal. Still looking for permant fix if anyone knows of one.
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