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Windows 7: Not your normal "Unidentified Network" problem.....

26 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7 x64
 
 
Not your normal "Unidentified Network" problem.....

First off, Hi everyone!

I was lucky (?) enough to get a Windows 7 party pack but so far have had nothing but network issues. I have completely given up on wireless - its hopeless. Driver support from belkin is pretty lame.

My issue now is that i am trying to connect my original (NOT 360) xbox to my PC via cable. Simple and straight forward enough? I thought so too. Not the case.

Obviously i use a program like flash fxp to transfer files across which was all good in both vista and xp, but now whenever i connect the cable in Windows 7, i get the "Unidentified Network" and connection through flashfxp times out.

Like i said, I am NOT trying to connect to the internet (i have just spent 140 on getting a new line hardwired for that), just trying to connect my old xbox to my pc to transfer some music & movies over.

I have tried using both static and DHCP, and i'm currently on static.
I have tried changing the network type from public to home and then to work. - no dice.
I have tried disabling Homegroup as i have read on some forums. - no dice
I have tried 'Diagnosing' the connection many many times wiht no success.
I have the newest drivers for my motherboard. - ASUS P5Q-E
I have done clear a CMOS.

I'm not exactly an expert with computers but i know a bit and have been at this for days and read gods knows how many different forum posts, but nearly all refer to internet issues, whereas i've given up on the wireless network.

I just want to transfer my music and movies to and from my xbox.

Can anyone gives this tired mind some fresh ideas?

Thanks for reading/posting.

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

This worked for me...but it was only for SMB Shares. Might be worth a shot though. Try un-installing "Windows Live Assistant" for whatever reason this blocked access to my SMB Shares folder from XBMC. Not sure if that helps or not, but give it a shot!

= )
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26 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Egg.. But no joy.
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01 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 x64
 
 

BUMP! still no joy on trying to get this sorted. Has anyone out there had any similar issues and managed to get it connected?

any help regarding pc to pc connection in windows 7 would be helpfull
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02 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hey scottmeister,

I'm sorry but I can't find the page I used to get this working on my end, but head over to XBMC.org and browse through the forums there. My fix involved setting a static MTU value for Windows 7. Basically, it requires adding a regedit value to set the MTU to 1492. As soon as I did that everything started playing nice again. If I find that page again I'll post it up here for ya.

Also, I'm using FileZilla for FTP, what program are you using to transfer files?
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03 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Egg. Thats would work, but i cant connect to my xbox at all. As soon as i turn it on, i get the "unidentified Network" - No Network Access.
I use Flashfxp to do my transfers, or at least i did in vista and xp. I've never actually SMB shares set up in XBMC, i just use flashfxp and browse to the folder on my xbox and transfer stuff across that way.

If i cant get any access to the stuff on my xbox, i cant set up the SMB shares or can i? (new to me). I was under impression i had to edit the XboxMediaCenter.xml file, which is of course on the xbox....
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03 Nov 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottmeister View Post
First off, Hi everyone!

I was lucky (?) enough to get a Windows 7 party pack but so far have had nothing but network issues. I have completely given up on wireless - its hopeless. Driver support from belkin is pretty lame.

My issue now is that i am trying to connect my original (NOT 360) xbox to my PC via cable. Simple and straight forward enough? I thought so too. Not the case.

Obviously i use a program like flash fxp to transfer files across which was all good in both vista and xp, but now whenever i connect the cable in Windows 7, i get the "Unidentified Network" and connection through flashfxp times out.

Like i said, I am NOT trying to connect to the internet (i have just spent 140 on getting a new line hardwired for that), just trying to connect my old xbox to my pc to transfer some music & movies over.

I have tried using both static and DHCP, and i'm currently on static.
I have tried changing the network type from public to home and then to work. - no dice.
I have tried disabling Homegroup as i have read on some forums. - no dice
I have tried 'Diagnosing' the connection many many times wiht no success.
I have the newest drivers for my motherboard. - ASUS P5Q-E
I have done clear a CMOS.

I'm not exactly an expert with computers but i know a bit and have been at this for days and read gods knows how many different forum posts, but nearly all refer to internet issues, whereas i've given up on the wireless network.

I just want to transfer my music and movies to and from my xbox.

Can anyone gives this tired mind some fresh ideas?

Thanks for reading/posting.

Scott

I am sure you have tried disabling firewall and anti virus. Have you tried pinging the xbox IP, and win 7 box from xbox?
Try moving a file without using flashfxp.

Let us know

Ken
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11 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Ken, aplogies for the delayed reply.

Yes, i've tried disabling anti virus and firewall but still get "no network access"
What has changed is that whenever i connect the xbox now, i lose all internet!

A ping request times out and i cant transfer files without flash fxp (to be honest, i dont know how.. i've always used ffxp to transfer).

I really do not understand why this is so difficult in Windows 7!!

It appears that i may be a more basic user in this regard as i've not had to edit any xbox settings in the past. XP & Vista - you just plug in the LAN cable and viola!
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