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Xbox PC NOT LISTED, AaaArRRgGGghHH!


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Hi geeks!
where to start, or should i bother coz this is a mish impossible!

Iv'e been trying for three days now to get my crappy laptop to work with my WMP11 (windows media player), there both microsoft
products, why is it so difficult??
lets begin:
BT Home hub connected wired to my xbox, wi-fi connected to my Windows Vista Home Basic laptop, i have also tried hub to laptop wired also,
in '' manage network connections'' I have set up my wi-fi for sharing & in settings I have 3 xbox ports open with UDP, what ever that means?
In my network map my xbox is visible.
In '' network & sharing center'' discovery is on, file sharing is on, public folder sharing is on (read only), media sharing is on.
In WMP I have media sharing on & xbox selected.
On the xbox, when I search for computers I get the message ''PC not found''
The Things I have tried:

Xbox=
-reset network settings

Laptop=
-turned off firewall
-windows update
-WMP fix through microsoft website
-services.msc & checked: SSDP Discovery Service, Universal Plug and Play Device Host, Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service (all are running & set to automatic)
-DRM License upgrade

The things I have tried are not listed in any peticular order, I can't remember where I started, I have also done some other stuff that I cant remember also, the only thing I can think now is that there might be some advanced settings I might have screwed up in the process of this attempt, if there is a networking pro anywhere that can help that would be great,
Thanks
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today after re indexing my folders & restarting my laptop my xbox managed to find my pc but when i clicked on it i got the message ''Test Failed, there is a problem with your connection''

so close I honestly thought i'd done it, so hacked off right now :)

Edited by JezXYZX, 17 September 2011 - 09:31 AM.

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SOLVED!!!!

ok to any1 who has the same probs as me then all the freaking best to sorting this out!
I really can't begin to understand why microsoft made this so bloody hard!!!
I could not begin to start telling you where to start because I tried absolutely everything and would not have a clue as to say what was the real problem, basically after everything I tried the solution came when I opened up services (for the 100th time) services is (open RUN + type ''services.msc'') went through everything & on the SSDP I restarted this by stopping it and starting it again.
finally my xbox picked up my laptop & they are now making love!!!
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