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Windows Media Center can't find my Xbox 360.

I've been trying to connect my Xbox to my PC over my wireless network to utilize the Windows Media Center, but for some unkown reason my PC can't find my xbox although they are both on the same network.
I have enabled media sharing on my PC and my firewall lets Media Center run through it, but when I input the setup key and after a while it says "Extender not found" even though the Xbox is on, and is on the right screen.
:'( Please help.

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    same as him

  • jimzombie Feb 07, 2009

    Same

  • Evil Angel Feb 16, 2009

    Xbox 360,
    And now I'm jealous/mad at my friend because he could do it with his 360.


  • ae_7fam May 11, 2010

    Wait... Do you have an original XBOX, or the 360? I can't tell.

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Try putting in an IP address on your PC, something like 148.165.11.25. You would need to put it in your network card properties.

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2. Turn on your Xbox 360 and verify that it is connected to your home network.
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4. On the Welcome to Windows Media Center Extender Setup screen in Windows Media Center, click Next.
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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.
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At the Xbox 360

On the Xbox 360, go to My Xbox and then System Settings, then select Computers.
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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.
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When prompted, provide the 8 digit setup key you received at the Xbox 360.
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STEP 4 Print the Media Center Quick Reference Guide

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