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Windows 7: Can't connect 360 to Windows 7

18 Apr 2010   #1
Keith

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 
Can't connect 360 to Windows 7

When I try to connect to a Windows Media Center PC, it says "Your console isn't connected to a Windows Media Center PC."

I've allowed the 360 in the network and sharing. I opened the proper ports. I turned off the windows firewall to see if that was it. I don't know what else to do.

Can someone please help me?


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19 Apr 2010   #2
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Are you trying to run it as a MEdia Center Extender? Or just share files through WMP?
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19 Apr 2010   #3
Keith

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Run it as a Media Center Extender
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20 Apr 2010   #4
Keith

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Can anyone help?
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20 Apr 2010   #5
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Basically on the xbox, go to "My xbox" and go to the right til you get to "Windows Media Center Extender" Follow all the prompts and you should come up with a code. Don't touch anything and write the number down. THen go to your PC, launch Windows Media Center. Go down to tasks, then select "add extender". Follow all the prompts and when it asks for the code, enter the code you wrote down from the xbox. Assuming you have good network connection, it should finish from there.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
Keith

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

I tried that before and doesn't connect. It says it can't find a computer with WMC. I scan for a computer and it finds mine but it can't find a computer with WMC. It should find mine as I have WMC installed. Is there something I need to do in WMC in order for the 360 to find it?
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21 Apr 2010   #7
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Sounds like the old port forward issue that some routers have trying this. I don't know which router you have, but check this site. Basically you have to forward ports 53, 80, 88, and 3074. This particular page explains how to do this for a certain router, but if you dig around on hte site you can find your routers instructions as well:
Port Forwarding XBox 360 Media Center on the BT Home Hub
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22 Apr 2010   #8
Keith

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

When I try the settings for my router, which is a SMC8014WN. I try to put in the port range number but a message comes up and it says:

"Start and end port couldn't be the same for port range setting! Illegal port!"

So what do I do? Do I just use single port?
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22 Apr 2010   #9
barryware

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keith View Post
When I try the settings for my router, which is a SMC8014WN. I try to put in the port range number but a message comes up and it says:

"Start and end port couldn't be the same for port range setting! Illegal port!"

So what do I do? Do I just use single port?
You need to make 4 seperate port forwards.. individual ports, not port range. There are typically two options (3 actually). Port forwarding, Port range forwarding, and Port triggering.

However, you do not need to forward any ports for your lan. Port forwarding is for wan to lan, not lan to lan.
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22 Apr 2010   #10
Keith

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

..weird..now it works..I guess I had to give it time..thanks everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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