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Xbox 360 Cannot See PC Plz Help

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I have an issue with my Xbox 360, I set it up with media center and I can see all my media center files etc. However when I try to find other media files in the pc to play Xvid Videos the Xbox cannot locate the pc. When I test the connection it says that it cannot detect my pc. The issue might have something to do with my router. My Xbox is connected to my Apple Airport Extreme which is connected to my modem Via Ethernet Cable and my Windows XP Media center 2005 PC is connected to the router as well using the same type of cable. Can you please help me with this problem. I have tried several solutions, I took off the WPA encryption, I connected it directly to my pc and it still didn't detect i (although this could be because the 360 was subsequently not connected to the internet.) Please help me find a solution.
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make sure you have done all this

H.264 mpeg4-2 .avi divx Xbox 360 streaming, seamless and great! Comodo firewall rule at the bottom!!!!

after some searching and testing, this seems to be the method of choice, for streaming .avi, divx, or anything the xbox360 will play. You will also need to get the new update to play .avi, divx type formats, the easiest way to do so is sign into xbox live and place a cd-r or dvd-r, with .avi or divx format on it and download the update when you are promted.

first, for those of us running windows xp, (i am, with sp2, all recent updates, and windows connect) here is the best tutorial i have found on how to get your network and media connection going, and the tutorial contains links to most of the downloads you will need, to set things up.


also for some extra help fowarding ip's and port's check here, its a great site, you should check it out if any of this confuses you.


ok, that covers .avi, and divx

Step 2

this link got me what i needed to get mpeg4-2 and h.264 readable in wmp11 and on my 360. but and however, i use VLC to play video on my laptop.
And i dint set up FFDshow properly, so even if wmp could read the h.264 file it could not play it. So i deleted it, and i still use Vlc to play all video files on my laptop, and since my xbox 360 already plays that format it realy only needs to access the information. So i did everything they said on the following link then deleted ffdshow, and it works perfectly on my xbox 360. Actually, my laptop is networked to two 360s and i can can watch two diferrent movies at the same time with no lag!!!! SEAMLESS AND SWEET

ok here it is :) Scroll down to the post made by hobo-2, and follow his tutorial as i did above. his post is about 3/4 down the page.


Its works!!!!!!!!

Comodo firewall rule, this is safe if your network runs behind a proxy/you may need static ip network for this!!

click security tab, then the network monitor tab. Under Network Control Rules, you will see the add button, click it. you will need to add two rules and leave all ports open the your cpu ip address as well as that of your xbox 360. Set up the rules like this

source ip , select single ip then insert you cpu ip
destination ip , select single ip then insert your xbox 360 ip
source port=any
destination port=any

2nd rule , exactly the same and reverse the ip's position in source and destination.

i tried to keep an eye on ports being used during streaming so i could further secure my network, but it all runs on way too many so dont bother. just make sure you have a secure network.
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At least you even got that far. I can't even get Media Centre to connect with the Extender, it drives me mad. Forwarded all the relevant ports on the router but no luck. I have a pretty good idea the issue lays with my firewall as I have it on 'no [bleep]' settings and all relevant options are set on high security. Recognises fine without firewall on but i'm not willing to make that sort of compromise.
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