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Windows 7: Can't connect xbox360 to pc: unidentified network


14 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't connect xbox360 to pc: unidentified network

First of all, I'm new to this form, so HELLOOOO
Simply discribed: Can't establish a connection from my xbox360 to my PC. I'ts a direct connection and it should work like: xbox->PC->Gateway->Internet

I got it connected directly to the pc on Connection 1. On connection 2 is the gateway.

In the network sharing center the xbox on connection 1 is marked as "unidentified network". When I go to advanced sharing center, and check the full map of my connection 1 it shows me 1 hub, my PC and the XBOX!!
But, when I move over the XBOX with the pointer it says : IPv4 address: 0.0.0.0 and a MAC address which seems to be configured.
Well....I'm not even able to establish any connection from my XBOX to the PC. It simply says that its not connected to a PC or hasn't got a IP address from the PC.

I hope that some of you guys can help me out with this mess, I googled around the web and found no concrete solution to this problem.

btw, I'm using up to date nforce controllers, and Windows 7 64bit.

Hope you can help me out

Virlidi


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14 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Services.msc

Type that into start menu search box then hit enter. Look for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and set it to automatic and start it too. Reboot if necessary.
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16 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Services.msc

Type that into start menu search box then hit enter. Look for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and set it to automatic and start it too. Reboot if necessary.
Hi Torrentg
Thx for your reply. I just checked your hint, but "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" was already set to automatic and started aswel. Problem goes on.

Anyway thx for trying
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16 Nov 2009   #4

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm having a similar problem.

I can get windows media center connected and playing just fine. But I want to stream my music so I can play it while playing games / etc.

Stupid xbox won't find my pc for it though. bleh

windows 7 x64 media player 12

fire wall is off (in services as well, although media center was playing just fine w/ it on under services), ics is on, set to allowed streaming in wm12.
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16 Nov 2009   #5

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by settingsun View Post
Working fine here on Win7x64, try going into MC setup on the xbox and uninstall it from there then go into the pc and network&sharing center\change advanced sharing settings and remove the xbox from the list. Turn the xbox back on and it should reappear in the list with default settings. Now go into media player and 'allow remote control' - back in the xbox ui setup mc extender and you should be good to go. I've had the problem you are faced with plenty of times due to reformatting etc and it is always remnant of previous setup that causes the issue. Hope this helps
settingsun
Followed most of this quote from Settingsun from post XBOX 360 and Windows 7 is a no go

Now working.

Removed media center from xbox
turned off xbox, removed cat5
rebooted comp,
removed xbox from list under network/sharing.
removed xbox extender from media center.
plugged in xbox's cat5 and turned on.
refreshed network/sharing on comp and xbox was back.
verified it was set w/ default view all permissions
verified MP12 was set to auto allow all devices for streaming.

Music streamin' good time had by all.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hi IAM
Did you have the same problem of the pc not recognizing the xbox?

Greetz
Virlidi
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18 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 
*NOTE* If your connecting your xbox 360 to your pc using windows 7

*NOTE* If your connecting your xbox 360 to your pc using windows 7

Step 1. using xbox360, make sure your connection is good when you go into system settings - network settings -test pc connection

Step 2. goto My xbox, select video Library -user name pc <--- this is the name of your computer. once you select this you might get a message that says you need to activate your console from your PC" do step 3

Step 3. using your PC windows 7, select start - control panel - network and Internet - under network and sharing center select, view network computers and devices. ( you may need to accept message about viewing network devices accept it)

Step 4. once inside network computer and devices, you should see 3 options 1.Computer 2.Media Devices 3.Network infrastructure. under media devices you should see an xbox 360 Icon.

Step 5. Right Click on the xbox360 Icon. Left click using the mouse on media streaming options. Over on the right you will boxes make sure they all say "Allowed" beside them and then click the ok

Step 6. open up the windows media player. Switch to Library view. on the top left hand side select Organize, then scroll to manage libraries select videos. Choose the folder that you have where your videos are stored in

step 7. using Xbox 360, go to "my xbox" select video Library -user name pc <--- this is the name of your computer. You should now be able to select the folder that you have your video stored in..

Step 8. Please make sure that you are signed into your Xbox360 live account, or sign using your xbox360 profile account. Otherwise you might get an error message when trying to watch your video. Please remember that you must be signed in first then view your videos.

Step 9. your done!! you should be able to view videos from your PC

This is short I know I tried to put it in short steps..you shouldn't have any problem if you follow steps correctly ...I do hope this helps you all, who use windows 7 that are trying to connect their xbox360 to their PCs ...
cheers.
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06 Sep 2010   #8

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hi, i have a similar issue but a little more complicated and i cannot make a new post i'm assuming because i'm a new user.

Issue: i cannot connect an xbox across the network unless i have ICS turned off. however i use ICS which is connected to another xbox to share the internet. i've tried opening all the ports requested and still nothing. i was wondering if anyone could specifically tell me how and where these ports should be opened to verify i'm doing it right or if anyone is aware of any solution.
thank you
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07 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
*NOTE* If your connecting your xbox 360 to your pc using windows 7

Step 1. using xbox360, make sure your connection is good when you go into system settings - network settings -test pc connection

Step 2. goto My xbox, select video Library -user name pc <--- this is the name of your computer. once you select this you might get a message that says you need to activate your console from your PC" do step 3

Step 3. using your PC windows 7, select start - control panel - network and Internet - under network and sharing center select, view network computers and devices. ( you may need to accept message about viewing network devices accept it)

Step 4. once inside network computer and devices, you should see 3 options 1.Computer 2.Media Devices 3.Network infrastructure. under media devices you should see an xbox 360 Icon.

Step 5. Right Click on the xbox360 Icon. Left click using the mouse on media streaming options. Over on the right you will boxes make sure they all say "Allowed" beside them and then click the ok

Step 6. open up the windows media player. Switch to Library view. on the top left hand side select Organize, then scroll to manage libraries select videos. Choose the folder that you have where your videos are stored in

step 7. using Xbox 360, go to "my xbox" select video Library -user name pc <--- this is the name of your computer. You should now be able to select the folder that you have your video stored in..

Step 8. Please make sure that you are signed into your Xbox360 live account, or sign using your xbox360 profile account. Otherwise you might get an error message when trying to watch your video. Please remember that you must be signed in first then view your videos.

Step 9. your done!! you should be able to view videos from your PC

This is short I know I tried to put it in short steps..you shouldn't have any problem if you follow steps correctly ...I do hope this helps you all, who use windows 7 that are trying to connect their xbox360 to their PCs ...
cheers.
Thx Lords. Sry for the late answer, but I got it fixed already thx to the given solution
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03 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

I too have a similar problem, however mine is also slightly more complex.

I have the same setup, Router > PC(wirelessly) > Xbox(ethernet).

I can happily share internet to the Xbox, however, Windows 7 auto assigns it to be a public network which I cannot change, therefore cannot share media.

I have worked out if I reboot my PC with wireless disabled, then plug the Xbox in, Windows assigns it Work or Home, at random, then I can enable my wireless and all is good. However I have to do this every time I turn my Xbox on if I want to share media. Help?
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