Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: xbox wont reconnect to MC after power cycle

12 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
resolved: xbox wont reconnect to MC after power cycle

hi, i'm new here. found the site via google, looks like a nice active windows7 community, which is great. anwyay, i have an issue, so i'll try to be brief.
  • installed Windows 7 yesterday, every piece of hardware detected fine
  • all updates applied
  • media center configured, and working on the pc
  • pc connects to internet via wireless NIC, which is shared
  • xbox connects to pc via cat5 cable (xbox <-> pc. no router or switch in between), and out to internet via wireless NIC
  • xbox talks to internet okay - it signs in to xbox live
  • xbox will connect to, and work happily in media center, until reboot of xbox
at this point i have to configure the xbox with media center again, every time after rebooting xbox its the same.

this exact same configuration worked fine in vista, so i'm wondering if any new security feature in windows7 is breaking / stopping from working.

does anyone have any ideas / suggestions?

thanks in advance

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 May 2009   #2

Windows 7


the problem is, the wired NIC connection on the PC always showed up as 'public' network. I had the same problem on vista, which was a real problem if i wanted to media share.. i had to manually set the connection type to private before media sharing would work each time after powering up the console.

in windows7 the option to change the connection type from public is no longer there, it cannot be reconfigured. Instead, as this connection only connects the PC to the XBOX (directly) i disabled the firewall on it, and this enabled it to function as a media center extender again.

appears to be a problem that vista and Windows 7 have trusting connections that are potentially bunny hopping out via the shared internet connection.

Not sure i explained that very well, but there you go, better than nothing. :-)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 xbox wont reconnect to MC after power cycle

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: xbox wont reconnect to MC after power cycle
Thread Forum
Windows 7 64 causing HDTV to power cycle (turn off and on) Graphic Cards
Solved Need to cycle NIC every time to get XBOX to connect to Media Center Media Center
Computer wont power on after power loss Hardware & Devices
New PC wont find Xbox 360 Network & Sharing
Xbox 360 bridged connection wont work Network & Sharing
Media Center Wont Connect to Xbox 360 Media Center
WLM 2009 auto reconnect after internet reconnect Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33