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Windows 7: FRUSTRATED with xbox connection, HELP

28 Feb 2010   #1

FRUSTRATED with xbox connection, HELP

Sorry if this is posted somewhere else or if I didnt search or what ever but I cant take it anymore. When I had windows xp I had NO problem, going to my xbox>my music>my computer and listing to music that was on my computer streamed onto my xbox. NOW I have windows 7 and have nothing BUT problems. It never finds my pc idk if I need to turn off my firewall/have a certain port open or what. I also tried going to media center which 90 percent of the time DOESNT work and the other 10 percent when it does work is EXTREMELY laggy. Is there any settings on my pc that I have to configure or a port to be opened or what can somebody please help me

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28 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™

No need to start multiple threads on the same subject.
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28 Feb 2010   #3


Like I said before I do apologize but I'm just very frustrated and no1 can seem to help me and I didn't have this problem with windows xp
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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™

3rd result on google for "xbox windows 7" - Windows 7 and XBox 360

Not sure if it will help or not, but you can have a read for nothing.
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28 Feb 2010   #5


didnt help I dont get it. I go to WM player, click allow streaming to xbox 360, turn my firewall completely off, and yet still wont connect? I created a homesharing network or whatever and that didnt do a thing. my router connection is a WPA2. Not sure if that helps but I dont understand what im doing wrong.
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01 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dominate View Post
didnt help I dont get it.
Not sure then, as I don't own one.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CesarianHorizon View Post
I had the same issue as everyone else. My Windows 7 would not find my Xbox 360. This problem occurred on both Tversity and Media Center.

I tried many things to resolve this but the only thing that actually fixed my problem was in my router configuration. I have a Linksys router and I logged into my router config page via web browser. I then clicked "Security" I then set the "Filter Multicast" option to "ENABLED" I now had instant access to my media via my xbox.

Hope this helps some of you!:)

Also this is the guide that I found that has more details on troubleshooting
Cause 1: Xbox 360 is not found on the network. If the Xbox 360 is not found on the network due to network setup or configuration, setup will fail. To determine if the network or network router is causing the issue, temporarily connect the Xbox 360 directly to the Media Center PC using an Ethernet cable. This cable does not have to be a cross over cable as the Xbox 360 is able to switch network modes and connect to the PC. If you are able to complete setup in with the Xbox and PC directly connected then review your network setup and router configuration.
Remember, the Xbox 360 console and Windows Media Center Based-PC must be on the same network. For additional network recommendations, tips and guidelines watch this video about connecting your Xbox 360 to your home network .

Cause 2: Secondary MAC address is configured on the Xbox 360. Media Center Extender setup will fail if a secondary MAC address is configured on the Xbox 360. When you have a secondary MAC address configured and attempt setup, you will end up with two devices listed in the Media Center Extender UI. This single device will have separate setup keys. Resolution is to remove secondary MAC addresses from the Xbox 360. Note* There may be a reason that you have configured a secondary MAC address on your Xbox 360. Before removing this address review KB article for a possible reason you have this configured.
Remove the secondary MAC address in the System section of the Xbox 360 dashboard
  1. Select Network Settings
  2. Select Edit Settings
  3. Select the Advanced Settings Tab
  4. Select the Advanced Settings
  5. Select Alternate MAC Address
  6. Clear the MAC Address using the on-screen keyboard, then select Done.
  7. Select Done to exit out of the Advanced Settings. If prompted, test the Xbox live connection.
  8. Exit back to the system section of the dashboard.
  9. Select computers, select Media Center, select disconnect
Return to the Vista PC and add the extender.

Cause 3: Multicast is blocked at router. Multicast is used by the PC and Xbox 360 to find each other over the home network. If multicast is not permitted on the network then setup will fail. If using a Linksys router, multicast behavior is set using the "Filter Multicast " option in your router’s configuration interface (the router’s setup web page). In order for the Xbox 360 to connect to the PC this option must be Enabled to disable multicast support. (I know this sounds backwords but it is needed) After enabling this option, turn off the router, Xbox 360 and PC for a few minutes. Power up the router first. Then power on the PC and Xbox 360.

Cause 4: Problems with the Xbox 360 hard drive. We have found a few cases where the Media Center software cannot be launched from the Xbox 360 hard drive due to hard drive issues. Troubleshoot this issue by temporarily disconnect the hard drive on the Xbox 360 and re-attempt setup. If you disconnect the hard drive and are able to complete setup, complete the following to delete the Windows Media Center entry from the hard drive.
    1. Select "Memory", select "Hard Drive", select "Games"
    2. Scroll down to "Xbox 360 Dashboard" and select it.
    3. Select "Windows Media Center", select "Delete"
    4. When prompted, select "Yes" to delete the item
    On the Xbox 360, Go to the System section of the dashboard
The software will be automatically downloaded from the PC the next time you start the Media Center Extender.

Cause 5: Driver is not found. During setup the Media Center Extender driver should automatically be installed. We have seen a few cases where the infcache.1 file that is used to install this driver has been modified and is now preventing the driver from being located. If you see a dialog that asks for a driver when adding the Extender then you are hitting this issue. In most cases, you will probably not see the dialog asking for a driver because Media Center is set for full screen. KB article 937187 will resolve the infcache.1 corruption and allow you to Add the Extender.

Cause 6: Group Policy . Some domain policies prevent the Xbox 360 from connecting to the Media Center PC. To determine if this is the cause of your error, temporarily remove the Media Center PC from the domain, restart the PC and then try to add the Extender again. If the extender connects when the PC is removed from the domain, review your policies and try to determine what policy is preventing the connection."
I realize this is not eactly aimed at the error codes you mention, but thought it might give you some areas to look into that might help in your situation.
In case you'd like to try it, my network is set up by just connecting a Linksys 5-port Gigabit workgroup switch directly to Qwest's Actiontec M1000 modem. The xbox 360 is then connected by Cat 5 Ethernet cable to the switch. Win7 RC automatically recognized the set up and I was able to add the Xbox360 as an extender with no input other than the 8 digit Xbox360 code. There is no router firewall set up; I count on the individual PC's to stop malware etc.
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01 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7

Sounds like its networking related. If it works sometimes, then its not your firewall. If hte PC and Xbox are both wireless that will cause problems in most cases. try hardwiring both and see if the issue goes away, then you know where to start.
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08 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 bit

Turn on media sharing in WMP. Then open Network and Sharing Center. Click on advanced sharing settings and scroll down to media streaming, click on "Choose media streaming options" You should see your xbox there. set your sharing options to "allowed" or customize. Hope this helps, I think that is all I did to set mine up.
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