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Windows 7: Change Network Location for LAN?

19 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
Change Network Location for LAN?

I currently have my Xbox 360 connected up to my Laptop via Ethernet and I am having a problem with streaming videos and music. Everything else works fine, it connects to Xbox Live etc, and connects to the Laptop and finds the video files, it just won't play them. It gives the error:

'The connection to your computer was lost. Make sure your computer is turned on, connected to the network, and running media sharing software.

Status Code: 53-C00DF238'

I can't find much information about this error apart from one person stating that the ethernet connection to their Xbox had made itself public rather than private and could fix it by changing it to private again.

This is where I'm having a problem. The connection is showing up as an unidentified network with no internet access and as a public network. I can't figure out how to change it to a private network, there just doesn't seem to be an option.

Everything else on the laptop is working fine, my firewall is configured correctly, media player 12 is sharing correctly, the homegroup is set up etc. It just won't stream the video and the only thing I can think of now is that it needs to be a private network in order to allow streaming. I just can't change it.

I have attached a screenshot of my network & sharing centre to show you how it won't let me change the network location type.

Any help would be much appreciated!



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My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

That screenshot is showing another network on your pc unconnected. I am guessing that it is your unused onboard lan. If you never wire your pc to use a connection and only use wireless, go to the device manager and disable the onboard lan.

Make sure you have UPnP Device Host service set to auto and that it is currently running. Do that by typing services.msc in the start menu's search box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM

Okay, after a Google search on this very topic I stumbled upon this post. Torrentg, I read your reply and felt the need to voice my opinion. Mind you this is not a "flame" so don't take it personally.

The reply you gave is actually false because I'm getting the same problem with the same exact screenshot in which warrenpeace had posted.

I think I made a little headway when looking into the media streaming aspect.

I dabbled in Media Player and Media Center a little bit and as soon as I set up the extender function AGAIN, the Xbox came up in the Network window. Other than that, I'm not sure what else to do. I just hope this gains a little perspective now since Windows 7 was supposed to be the OS where Xbox 360 connectivity was considered "seamless".

EDIT: Also, it seems that Vista's Network Bridge function is completely changed in 7 rather than its Vista predecessor. Back when I was running Vista, there was a perfect relationship between the Bridge and Xbox 360's media sharing capabilities without having the need to be tethered to Media Center. But now, it seems that Windows 7 users have no choice but to stay tethered. This is a very bad problem considering that Xbox 360 users have already downloaded the optional media update from Xbox Live that allows playability for mp4, avi, and DivX media as well as other formats. If anyone can give some insight on this ongoing problem or maybe even a solution, it would be very appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 RTM

Thought I'd come back and ask why disable the onboard LAN? I know this is an old post but disabling the LAN only makes the problem even worse.
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