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Windows 7: Can wired network device speak to wireless device ?

25 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Starter
Can wired network device speak to wireless device ?


Might be a stoopid question ...

My XBox360 is wired by ethernet into my home network (via Devolo homeplug behind TV).

My music server (Win7 netbook) is not wired, but on the wireless network.

Can I get the XBox to "see" the media folders on the netbook (to play music etc.) using this setup or do I have to have both clients on the same wireless network ?

The Xbox automatically disconnects from the wireless network when ethernet is used.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Are your wireless and wired networks on the same router? In other words how are they connected to each other?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Starter

Single router/modem - broadband telephone connection, wifi + wired network run from this (wired via Devolo homeplug).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)

Yes, they will be able to. Just link your Netbook to your Xbox 360 for Media Center sharing, and everything should go smoothly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Starter

Thanks all

It works now - I think the problem might have been that WMP11 hadn't completed the scan of my 320GB music collection !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

320GB? That's some collection. :)

Thanks for taking time to post your solution.
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