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Windows 7: Wireless router/Xbox 360/Media center

19 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Wireless router/Xbox 360/Media center

I'm having trouble with my setup.
I have:
O Windows 7 running media center (latest candidate edition)
O Xbox 360 and wireless adaptor
O WRTG54 Netgear Wireless router
O Linsys Wireless router

The netgear was bought as a more powerful replacement to the netgear, which would sometimes flake out for no reason. The netgear worked straight up, and was more stable, until it started becomeing EVEN WORSE.
The Netgear stopped giving out signal intermittently, to all devices. Checking with my PSP, I could see that when it rebooted, the signal would be there and then drop in a few seconds.
My girlfriend's laptop would sometimes work for a bit, sometimes not.

So I plugged the linksys back in, and the netgear into one of the lan ports of the linksys. Now the Xbox gets signal, but can't find The media center PC (which is plugged into the linksys).

This is driving me nuts; all I want it to do is work and be stable.

I've pre-ordered Windows, so I'll have the release edition soon and may do a clean install.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Does this help?
Use Over Wi-Fi
Media Center Extenders will warn that the 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi adapter may not be able to sustain the desired rate for a peak clarity. In this event Media Centers will automatically scale back the rate with the effect of causing a temporarily reduction in visual fidelity until congestion over the Wi-Fi link is cleared up. Use of a different primary Wi-Fi channel such as 1, 6, or 11 that has less use in the environment can also address this issue.
It should be noted that Wireless Home Phones and Microwave ovens frequently cause Channel Pollution which will interfere with the Wi-Fi signal and can cause the session to reset itself. Some 802.11n Wi-Fi access points can be configured to use a different frequency to avoid this situation.
Where multiple wireless XBOX 360 Media Center Extender Clients will be used in the same home on the same Wi-Fi channel, Channel Pollution also known as contention can occur on the wireless channel. This can be avoided by setting up one access point per wireless Media Center Extender on a dedicated Wi-Fi primary channel. Alternatively, the Wi-Fi router can be connected via Ethernet to the same network switch as the XBOX 360 or other Extender. In order for all of the Media Center Extenders to communicate with the same Media Center, the wireless network on each access point should be bridged to and should be configured on the same subnet as the Media Center Computer.
more: Windows Media Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2009   #3

Windows Seven x64

Did you disable DHCP in the netgear router (Or what ever router is connected to your ISP)? You don't want two routers giving DHCP that will cause IP address conflicts between all of the devices on the home network, only one of your two routers should assign addresses (DHCP)

Hope this Helps..
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