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Windows wont share media with my 360.

I have the 360 connected to the same network as my computer, but when i try to share its says theres no pc on my network..

Also, when i go to the media player 11, then click the drop down arrow below library and go to media there's only a check box to share. when i click this somthin loads for about 2 or 3 minutes then nothin happens..
on the xbox.com/pcsetup thing it says there should be a place were i can select my device i want to share with, but theres nothing there? whats goin on..

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  • nodnarb23 Nov 21, 2008

    they are connected, i can both go on the internet on my computer and also i can play online on the 360 so that cant be the problem, thanks though

  • nodnarb23 Nov 21, 2008

    I have comcast internet, and with that i got the McAfee security center. that has a firewall but i dont know how to see if its allowing the xbox in the network? any ideas?

  • nodnarb23 Nov 21, 2008

    yes the Xbox will be viewing the pictures and videos on the PC.

    There are no devices to share with when i click the media share button in the media player. All that happens is when i click the box to media share it just loads and nothing happens. I've tried uninstalling windows media player and reinstalling it but get the same results.


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It's most likely your firewall.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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A possible problem is that your ethernet cable is not connected correctly.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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The setup process will need to make changes to your Windows Vista-based PC settings to establish the connection to the Xbox 360. Click Next to continue.

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Real-time feedback is offered through the Network Tuner, so you can see if the adjustments you make to your network improve the performance.

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