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Windows 7: Strange problem XBOX 360 & WMP

06 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium
Strange problem XBOX 360 & WMP

Dear Experts,

I kindly ask your support on a problem which is driving me crazy.

The situation:
I have a pc (quadri core ram 4 gb) running retail win 7 home premium connected through ethernet cable to a modem router netgear dgn 2000. From the router another network cable departs and is plugged to a netgear powerline ethernet adapter 200 Mbit.

In another room, there's my xbox 360 connected through another netgear powerline ethernet adapter. The measured speed of transmission between xbox and pc is about 135 Mbit.

modem router:
My pc:
Xbox:, gateway for xbox

With this configuration I obtain what follows

With Media Center on Xbox
I can play on x box everythig perfectly and flawlessy. I'm just disappointed for very dark colors in movies. This is why I prefer using WMP

With Windows media player
My Xbox sees my pc, I can navigate through folders, I can see picture, listen to mp3 songs. I have problems with movies streamed from pc: after few minutes (max 10) the network disconnects. My router loses any connection (also internet). Win 7 restarts the network adapter (atheros) and everythin works again (except freezed xbox). Win 7 refers to a default gateway issue.
Changing xbox gateway from pc to router only lets me to go to xbox live, but does not resolve the issue.

I've tried to work around ports, firewall exceptions, disonnect ipv6, etc...

Summing up: xbox and wmc work perfect together (apart from dark colors in movies. Tuning tv Tv does not help): i can almost stream every kind of video format. Xbox video streaming through wmp (colors of movies are perfect here....) disconnects after a while.

Could you please help me??????????

Sorry for my English and thanks in advance.


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