I have two desktop computers, both running vista, and an xbox 360. I have a wireless g router and the computers are setup on the network. I have both computers connected to the internet, however, I am unsuccessful with sharing files and music between the two computers. In the network map, I can see my 2nd computer but I cannot click on it. It appears transparent.
Also, My XBox 360 is connected wirelessly to XBox Live, but I am unable to connect my xbox 360 to my PC's that are on the internet. I dnt know what is wrong. I can connect to the internet, but I cant connect to my PC. What do you think the problem could be with Vista?
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If you do not have a router that you can plug directly into the back of the Xbox 360 then yes you will need to purchase a wireless router to sync up with your wireless router that you already have downstairs. You didn't specify if your broadband router had wireless capabilities? Does it? If not then you will need to buy a wireless router to be able to hook up your Xbox 360.
Microsoft has their own personal wireless router that fits on the back of the Xbox 360 nicely. I would recommend you purchase it due to ease of installation and compatability.
if you plug the computer into the usb port a box will come up and you register it as for the adapter get the one for the xbox plug it in and go to the dashboard then console setting then xbox live connection then test connection and if it doesnt work try the linksys one or the wired one.
you need to set static ip's for the xbox 360 and the lan that is on the pc, easy to bride the two connections on your computer, then set static on the lan that the 360 is plugged in to, example:
360's static settings:
I had the same problem in Windows XP and I just created a workgroup to share files on the network. Follow these steps if anyone is still having this problem. My gf has vista and must do it automatically but it's just a matter of remembering to establish a workgroup.
To summarize: - Enable sharing on WMP 11 --> This should adjust windows firewall automatically but be sure to unblock ports for other firewalls, if need be. - Create a workgroup --> Start...Control Panel....Network setup wizard. Follow the steps, if you're connectnig through a router, select "this computer connects through a residentail gateway", apply this to any other computers that want to share files on this network, if necessary. Restart computer to let the workgroup settings take effect and voila...your computer will now be detected.
The 1st question I have is, are you using the official Microsoft wireless adapter (sold seperatly) manufactured by Microsoft? That is the first solution to this issue. If so you must go into your router settings using the home router IP address usually listed on the router unit and setup the router manually to see the microsoft wireless adapter (sold seperatly), try typing this ip address into your browser address line (192.168.1.1) this is usually a generic router IP address to access your router. Your 360 should have a MAC address listed when in the settings and that should be seen by the router as well. Also check your firewall settings to make sure that it allows wireless transmissions. ( My computer usually has to be running for it to see wired & wireless devices properly). I also prefer just running a wired network for connectivity issues with wireless, such as other electronic interferrence from cordless phones & microwaves as I sometimes get with my nintendo Wii. PAeasop
Console-to-Console Connection: Wireless
Some Xbox games offer console-to-console, or system-link, play, in which two or more players (depending on the game) can wirelessly network their consoles for multiplayer use.
Console-to-console wireless networks are also known as ad-hoc networks. In ad-hoc networks, a wireless adapter on one device connects directly to a wireless adapter on another device. An Internet connection isn't shared with this type of network, and the console-to-console connection is typically temporary.
For console-to-console play, you need:
Two Xbox 360 consoles.
Two Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapters.
An Xbox 360 game that supports system link play.
To wirelessly connect your console to another console:
Attach an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter to the back of each console as described in Use Your Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter.
On each console, go to the System area to enter your network settings. (They will be the same for each console.)
If all settings are correct, exit the System area. The consoles should now be wirelessly connected to each other.