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Xbox 360 can't detect PC

PenpalPenpal Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
Alright. I've been trying to get my Xbox 360 connected to my computer for some hot, hot video sharing, but the fates are against me.

I'm running Windows XP SP2.
I have Windows Media Player 11, and i'm able to select my Xbox 360.
-> The "Allow new devices and computers" is checked on.
I have opened all of the required ports in Windows and using Zone Alarm.
-> 2869 TCP
10243 TCP
1900 UDP
10280 UDP
10281 UDP
10282 UDP
10283 UDP
10284 UDP

I've also made sure the "SSDP Discovery Service", "Universal Plug and Play Device Host" and " Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" services are running.

Now, my PC recognizes my 360, but I can't seem to get my 360 to detect my PC.

Microsoft isn't really helping out.
They're telling my to Install Zune software and see if it works, and that's all they said.


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    DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I have the exact same problem, even with the Zune software.

    I don't have any advice for you, except to forward those same ports to a router if you are using one.

    You can do that by typing your IP address into your URL window and finding the configuration options.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    General bits and pieces.
    Leave the computer on. Turn the Xbox off then on again.

    In Options<Library<Configure Sharing Can you see a 360?

    In Options<Library<Moniter Folders can you see you directory with WMV's?

    If you change either of the settings of the previous two turn the xbox off then on again.

    Also can you see your music and not your movies?

    Also you do know that it can only play WMV's?

    (Sorry for the last one just trying to cover all bases)

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    PenpalPenpal Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I've configured it directly into my router, yes, they're open that way.

    I'll give the second one a try soon, but i'm busy at the moment.
    Thanks for the help.

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    You need Windows Media Connect 2.0. Is that properly installed? I think you can get it with Windows Update in the optional updates section. I've not updated to the "Zune" version of the connectivity software. I was fortunate enough to install the pc setup stuff (Which is essentially WMC) before they went to Zune.

    embrik on
    "Damn you and your Daily Doubles, you brigand!"

    I don't believe it - I'm on my THIRD PS3, and my FIRST XBOX360. What the heck?
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