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I cannot link my xbox to the pc or window media centre.

I am unable to get a connection to my pc comuper to access window media centre etc. I am able to connect to xbox live???

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For windows media center do you have a media center pc computer or vista and are they on the same network you open up media center on xbox and follow instructions to connect to media player you open media player on computer and go to sharing options and allow sharing to the xbox if you cant figure it out just search on youtube

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Hi,

go to microsofts download site. And get a program Called XBConnect. Or xbox connect.

Thankyou For Using Fixya.

Mike @ compurepair.


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How do i connect my 360 to the computer


I had this same problem and found this great video on youtube.

go here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaKgCYkSCjc

over 175,000 views

if you click the drop down on the info you'll see the step by step instructions.

STEP 1

If you were previously using your Xbox 360 with a Windows XP Media Center Based PC, you will need to remove existing connection. Otherwise skip to step 2.

At the Windows XP Media Center PC

Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Media Center, and then click Media Center Extender Manager.
Select your Xbox 360 and click Properties.
Click Remove.
Click Yes to confirm removal.
At the Xbox 360

On the Xbox 360, go to My Xbox and then System Settings, then select Computers.
Select Windows Media Center, and then press the A button.
Select Disconnect.
Press the B button until you return back to the System Settings.


STEP 2 Gather Setup Key from Xbox 360

Press the Media Center Start button on the remote or go to My Xbox, then select Windows Media Center.
Advance through the on-screen instructions to obtain the 8 digit Media Center Setup Key. Write this key down.


STEP 3 Add Extender

At the Windows Vista-based Media Center PC, launch Windows Media Center. Select Start, Windows Media Center.
Select Tasks, Add Extender.
When prompted, provide the 8 digit setup key you received at the Xbox 360.
Complete the Extender setup.


STEP 4 Print the Media Center Quick Reference Guide

Dec 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox set up


If you have an Xbox 360 connected to a home network that also has a Windows Media Center, you can add your Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender device so that you can enjoy the digital media on your Windows Media Center computer by using Xbox 360. For more information, see Xbox 360 online.
1. Turn on your Windows Media Center computer and log on to Windows. Verify that your computer is connected to your home network.
2. Turn on your Xbox 360 and verify that it is connected to your home network.
3. In Windows Media Center, on the start screen, scroll to Tasks, and then click add extender.
4. On the Welcome to Windows Media Center Extender Setup screen in Windows Media Center, click Next.
5. Press the Green Start button blank.gif on your Xbox 360 remote control or use your Xbox 360 controller to select the media blade.
6. On your Xbox 360, select Media Center.
7. On your Xbox 360, follow the instructions on the screen to obtain an 8-digit Windows Media Center Setup Key. Write down this 8-digit setup key. This is the key that you will use to affiliate your Xbox 360 with your computer that has Windows Media Center.
You do not need to download any additional software because the Extender functionality is built into Windows Media Center.
8. On the Enter the Setup Key screen in Windows Media Center, use the Windows Media Center remote control or keyboard to enter the 8-digit setup key that displays on Xbox 360, and then click Next.
9. Follow the steps in Extender Setup.
Several changes are automatically made to your Windows Media Center computer during the Extender Setup, including changes to the Windows Firewall settings. For more information about Windows Firewall, see Windows Firewall: recommended links. During this time, the Windows Media Center Extender service (which is named mcx2svc) starts on your computer, along with other dependent services.
If you have a firewall running on your computer that is not the Windows Firewall, make sure that the firewall software is set up to allow Xbox 360 to connect to your Windows Media Center computer as a Windows Media Center Extender. Some firewalls are already set up to allow Xbox 360 to connect to a Windows Media Center computer as a Media Center Extender. However, other firewalls will require you to make changes to how the firewall software is set up. For more information about which firewalls are already set up to allow a Media Center Extender connection, as well as information about how to set up other firewalls to work with a Windows Media Center Extender such as Xbox 360, go to the Firewalls and Media Center Extender article on the Microsoft website.
10. After Extender Setup has finished, in Windows Media Center, click Finish.
On the TV that is connected to Xbox 360, the Windows Media Center user interface appears. You can then enjoy live TV, recorded TV, pictures, music, videos, and other digital media on your Xbox 360 as you would in Windows Media Center. A new user account named mcx1 (by default) is automatically created to use the Extender.

Please see http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/8076aff3-16ec-4751-9f57-d36e0ff407201033.mspx#EPD for more info.

Thanks and hope that helps!
Les

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I am trying to connect the media sharing with my computer. I already have a Xbox live connection


depending on what os you have on your pc you must ensure that media sharing is enabled this can be found on vista for example in the "network and sharing centre"
also check that your router has ppoe settings turned on

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I do not know how to connect xbox 360 to my vista laptop. i plugged in the Ethernet cable to both the laptop and xbox but it doesn't show the xbox 360 on the network connection after i've clicked ''manage...


Remember to thumbs up this solution if it helps, if not comment for further assistance.
Plug your xbox into the laptop with an ethernet cable
Turn on your xbox
On your laptop press start, click on network
In the blue bar across the top click network and sharing center
click on manage network connections
right click on local area connection
click properties
click sharing tab
untick top box.
Go on your my xbox page, scroll over to the right to the system settings page, network settings,test connection.
This works for me.

Feb 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 cant get a valid ip adress from my router to ad an extender to share media with my pc.And my internet connection is fine.


You dont need an internet connection to add an extender, but also if you are doing the xbox live network test, make sure you turn on INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING otherwise you will not connect,run a pc - xbox , then media connection test, etc, also make sure you have the media centre open on your computer also. Good Luck.

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For xbox live you dont need to connect it to the laptop.

If you have a router you can go wireless if you have the xbox adaptor or you can use a ethernet cable fromt he router to the xbox, which is a faster connection.

If you want to connect to your laptop to play music ETC go to www.xbox.com/pcsetup to download the media centre extender, this will then connect the laptop to the xbox.

Hope this helps

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CANNOT PLAY MED PLAYER AVI ETC FILES ON XBOX - NO VIDEOS FOUND.


Hi there.

I had the same problem. I solved mine by re-downloading the Optional Media Update from xbox live, and everything was fine after that.

Hope that works for you too.

Tim

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Media


Hi there,

i have done some research for you and found a website with a guide on how to link your 360 to a PC via. windows media Center ! the tutorial can be found here :
http://features.teamxbox.com/xbox/1392/Xbox-360-Windows-Media-Center-Setup-Guide/p1/

Hope this helps !

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