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Xbox 360 won't connect to windows 7

xbox 360 router issues windows 7 and xbox

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I'm getting very frustrated.  I've searched hours of forums only to find out nobody seems to be having the same problem I'm having. 



I recently upgraded to a new router (TP-link N600).  I'm trying to hook up my xbox 360 to my desktop to stream movies to it but they can't seem to see each other.  I'm running windows 7, 64 bit.  I've managed to "occasionally" get my laptop with windows 8 to "play to", but even that is spotty.  


My desktop can see all other devices, such as printers and laptop.  So I know the router is working.  I can see the router (and even the NAS) via my xbox, though it can't play anything from it.  So I know the xbox's ethernet port is working.  It says connected to the network, it just can't see any computers.  



I've tried shutting down the firewall on my computer and router just to see if that was the problem.  It did not help... 


Now I'm completely lost and looking for help!

Any suggestions???




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Step 1: Connect your console to your network

If you have already connected your console to your network, you can go to step 2 below.

If not, connect your console to your home network using a wired or wireless connection. Then, test to make sure that your Xbox console connects successfully. Here’s how:

  1. On your Xbox controller, press the Guide button.
  1. Go to Settings, then select System Settings.
  1. Select Network Settings.
  1. Select the name of your wireless network, or select Wired Network for a wired connection.
  1. Select Test Xbox Live Connection.

If the network status for the connection to your network shows as Connected, go to step 2 below. Otherwise, select More Info on your console and follow the suggestions.

Step 2: Remove previous connections (if necessary)

If you previously connected a computer to your Xbox 360 console, you will need to remove the existing connection.



Computer steps: Remove previous connections

  1. Start Windows Media Center.
  2. At the bottom of the menu, click the Down Arrow, and under Tasks, click Settings.
  1. Click Extender.
  1. Click Xbox 360 Media Center Extender.
  2. Click Uninstall.
  3. Click Next.

Console steps: Remove previous connections

  1. Go to My Settings, and then select System.
  2. Select Computers.
  3. Select Windows Media Center.
  4. Select Disconnect.
  5. Press the B button on your controller to return to the Xbox Dashboard.
Step 3: Get the setup key on your console
  1. On your console, go to Apps, select My Apps, and then select Windows Media Center.
  2. Tip Not seeing Apps? You might need to update your Xbox 360 console
  3. Write down the 8-digit setup key.
Step 4: Add your console to Windows Media Center
  1. Start Windows Media Center on your computer.
  2. Go to Tasks, and then click Add Extender.
  1. On the Extender Setup screen, click Next.
  1. When prompted, enter the 8-digit setup key from Step 3.
  1. Click Next to complete setup.
Step 5: Start Windows Media Center on your console

Go to Apps, select My Apps, and then select Windows Media Center. It will take some time to build your media libraries the first time you use Windows Media Center on your console.

Edited by Natalie Green, 16 June 2015 - 11:59 PM.

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