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Windows 7: Intermittent Windows Media Centre and Xbox Connection.

12 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Intermittent Windows Media Centre and Xbox Connection.


I have just moved house and am now having a few problems.

In the old place my PC was upstairs but had an ethernet connection to the router downstairs.

In the new place I have to run it on the wireless. I have got a 2/3 bar connection to the router, and can stream to the Xbox without a problem, for the most part.

The problem occurs (and it's becoming more regular) when I turn both bits of kit on and the PC (in the media centre menu) says the Xbox is connected but the Xbox says no connection can be found.

It then lists the normal helpful suggestions, and what I have to eventually do is unlink them and re build the connection.

When that is back, it works fine, but turn them off and have to start all over again.

This never used to happen and wondered if anyone else had the same problem?

I live in the UK.
Have a BE Technicolor TG582n router.

I am on Service Pack 1 on the PC.

Thanks for any advice you can offer.


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21 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hello Tom, I had a very similar problem with my PC and PS3 - it was always wireless and never cabled but sometimes (usually when you really just want it to work) they would not see each other and you had to re-boot etc. This seems to be a whole lot better since going with fixed IP addresses for everything in the house since and the router always sees them and does not seem to have any more issues issuing IP addresses instead of when they were all DHCP. If it is not physically possible to recreate your original wired setup in your new place to recreate to perhaps verify it is a wireless problem, you could consider home plugs or try the fixed IPs as I did - it may just help. I'd also look at prioritization within your router (if it has that facility) and set it to the top.

These are just suggestions, good luck.
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