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Windows 7: WMC cannot find xbox 360


18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
WMC cannot find xbox 360

I have my xbox connected to the internet through my computer via an ethernet cable and a bridged connection. When I open windows media center and attempt to find the xbox as an extender it is unable to find it. I've tried to go through the tutorial to find the xbox but to no avail. Can someone help me please?

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24 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

im having the same problem mate, try opening these ports on your firewall
TCP 80
UDP 88
UDP 3074
TCP 3074
UDP 53
TCP 53
didnt work for me but could help you, here is my thread, might get an answer some day ping; Destination host unreachable
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26 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro/ Win 7 Pro/ Snow Leopard/ Win Server 2008 R2
 
 

when you say a bridged connection, what exactly do you mean? do you have a router/switch that connects your computer and xbox to the internet modem?

your computer and your xbox have to be on the same LAN, which means they need to have very similar IP addresses. try this: turn on your xbox, go to system settings > network settings, and get the IP address. Then, on your computer, right click on your connection icon down by the clock, then select open network and sharing center. next to "connections:" click on that connection - it could be Local Area Connection or wireless connection. a dialog box will pop up, then click details. next to IPV4 address, get that IP address.

these IP addresses should be on the same network, meaning they are generally 192.168.1.x for standard routers. if they don't have the same first 3 sets of numbers (aka 192.168.1), you have a problem with your bridge/router. try restarting your router, then compare IP address again.
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26 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

sorry i am not bridging connection, my xbox and router are on the same network and im just trying to do that basic task but good old microsoft have not made it that easy for me. your problem may differ from mine
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27 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I discovered that I couldn't use a bridged connection, I had to share my internet connection with the Ethernet cable and that allowed my xbox and computer to recognize each other as being on the same network.
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