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Instructions for Windows 7
1. Connecting the console to the network
Press the Guide button on the Xbox controller.
Go to the Settings page and select System Preferences.
Select Network Settings.
Select your wireless network or select Wired network if you are using a wired connection.
Select Test Connection to Xbox Live.
If the network connection status is Connected, go to step 2. Otherwise, select More information on the console and follow the instructions.
2. Delete previous connections (if necessary)
Launch Windows Media Center.
In the bottom section of the menu, click the down arrow and select Settings in the Tasks section.
Select the Media Extender section.
Select Xbox 360 Media Center Extender.
Select Delete.
Press 'Next.
Actions on the console. Delete previous connections
Go to the My Settings page and select System.
Select Computers.
Select Windows Media Center.
Select Disconnect.
Press the B button on the controller to return to the Xbox control panel.
3. Getting the installation key on the console
On the console, go to the Applications page, select My Applications, and then Windows Media Center. Tip. Don\u0027t see the Application item? You might need to update your Xbox 360 console software.
Choose Continue.
Record the 8-digit installation key.
4. Adding a console to Windows Media Center
Launch Windows Media Center on your computer.
Go to the Tasks section and select Add media box.
On the setup screen for the media extension, click Next.
When prompted, enter the 8-digit installation code obtained in step 3.
Click Next to complete the installation.
5. Launch Windows Media Center on the console
Go to the Applications page, select My Applications, and then Windows Media Center. When you first open Windows Media Center on the console, it will take some time to build the media libraries.
Done!

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SOURCE: Best setup for Xbox 360 for Sony 32" Tube WEGA tv

Hi, Not sure whether you are kidding or not. You don't mention the tv model so I will try to help using a KV-32FS100 as an example. You really only have 2 choices assuming you have a current model xbox 360. The component cable that comes with the xbox has 6 connectors, a green, blue, red, yellow on one part and a white and red on the other part. On the back of the tv below and to the right of the s video connector are inputs labeled Y, Pb and Pr and are colored Y is green Pb is Blue and Pr is red if they aren't colored that is the correct order. Don't connect the yellow to anything. The red and white on the other part of the cable go directly to the right of these connections. It will say audio and L and R they should also be colored but if not white is L and red is R. There is also a small switch at the xbox end of the cablewhich you need to slide to HDTV. Once you are powered up don't forget to enter the setup menu on the xbox and select the settings for your tv. Again without knowing the model most wega tvs limit the component input to 480p which was the limit of a dvd. I hope this is helps.

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SOURCE: Windows Media Center can't find my Xbox 360.

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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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 Not Playing Music Through External Hard Drive

In windows media player 11, click on the small down arrow below library and select media sharing. Check the box for share my media then turn on you console. I dialog box will pop up asking you to approve file sharing. You can then customize your options for that device. If the dialog box dose not pop up you have a firewall problem. For the Iomega Media Drive, you have to use the software that came with it. Open the program click on configure, select the folders icon, and look next to your media folders and make sure DLNA is on otherwise your console cannot access those folders.

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SOURCE: setup wireless adapter for xbox 360

Here is the manual for your product(assuming its the mad catz wireless N adapter): http://www.madcatz.com/UsersGuides/4707-MUG.pdf

You connect it to the computer first. However you need to find the setup disk. I looked around for you and couldn't find it, my apologies, but read that guide and you should have no problem setting up your gaming adapter

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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

Dec 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Configure XBOX with Media Center


Windows Media Center setup on your Xbox 360 Begin by connecting your Xbox 360 to your home network. The Introduction to Home Networking guide on the Xbox website will provide information if you're setting up a network for the first time or if you need some guidance for adding the Xbox 360 to your existing home network.

Once your Xbox 360 is connected to your network, begin the Windows Media Center setup process by pressing the green button on your remote control (if you have one), or use your game controller to select the Media Center option from the Media tab in the Xbox 360 on-screen menu.

You are asked if you want to connect your Xbox 360 to a PC running Windows Media Center in Windows Vista. Select the Media Center option to continue.

Once your Windows Vista-based PC has been detected, your Xbox 360 will display an eight-digit code. Write down this code on a piece of paper, and then go to your Windows Vista-based PC.
Note: When connecting to a Windows Vista-based PC, you do not need to select Continue or download additional software.
Add your Xbox 360 as an Extender to your Windows Vista-based PC Important: During the setup process, the Windows Firewall is automatically configured to enable your Windows Media Center Extender to connect to your Windows Vista-based PC. If you're using extra security software that includes a non-Microsoft firewall, you may need to manually configure your firewall to ensure a successful setup and connection.

With your eight-digit code in hand, begin by selecting Windows Media Center from the Start menu in Windows Vista. From the Windows Media Center menu, select Tasks, and then select Add Extender. This will begin a simple, step-by-step path that will add your Xbox 360 to your Windows Vista-based PC. During this setup process, you will be asked to provide the eight-digit setup key you received from your Xbox 360.
Click through this preview of the setup to familiarize yourself with the process.

The Extender Setup screen provides an introduction of the steps you'll go through to add an Extender to your Windows Vista-based PC. Click Next to start the process.

Enter the eight-digit setup key you received from your Xbox 360 (the one that you wrote down on your piece of paper, right?), and then click Next.

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.

Review the information provided about Away Mode. Make your selection, and then click Next.

The setup process will ask if you would like to share media with the Extender. Select Yes (recommended) to share media folders, and then click Next. If you are using User Account Control, you'll see a User Account Control dialog box that will seek your permission to run the Windows Media Center Extender Configuration. Select Continue to grant permission.

Your PC will now go through the remaining steps to configure itself and establish the connection to your Xbox 360.


That's it! You're done! When you're finished with the PC setup, go back to your Xbox 360, and start enjoying access to all of the digital entertainment stored on your Windows Vista–based PC through your Xbox 360.
Optimize your home network The quality of your entertainment experience, especially video playback, is dependent on having a reliable and high-performance home network. To help ensure the best performance, we recommend that you run the Windows Media Center Extender Network Performance Tuner during the setup process on your PC. The Network Tuner provides very specific feedback on your network, as well as tips to solve any potential problems.
You can click through the preview of the Network Performance Tuner to familiarize yourself with the process.

The Network Performance Tuner runs diagnostics on your home network and provides feedback on potential issues that would make your Windows Media Center experience less than optimal.

When analyzing the network, the Network Tuner provides specific feedback based on all of the components connected to your network.

The Network Tuner provides feedback on the types of media that your network may have trouble handling effectively and suggests corrective actions than can help to solve the problem

The Network Tuner also looks for performance issues related to how your network is set up. In this case, the fact that the Windows Vista-based PC and the Xbox 360 are both connected wirelessly to the router may cause performance issues. You'll only see these warnings screens when the Network Tuner has detected a problem.

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

Regards,
Shrey

on Dec 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Please can you tell me how to wifi link media center between my xbox360 and my laptop running windows7? Every website has different advice! PLEASE help. Sincerely; Dr Gary Drake.


Step 1: Get Setup Key from Xbox 360
  1. On your console, go to My Xbox and select Windows Media Center.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Write down the 8-digit Media Center Setup Key.
Step 2: Add an Extender on your computer
  1. Start Windows Media Center.
  2. Click Tasks, and then click Add Extender.
  3. When prompted, enter the 8-digit Setup Key from Xbox 360.
  4. Complete the Extender setup.

Aug 13, 2010 | Microsoft Media Center Extender For Xbox

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How do i share media with my xbox ?


Basically, what you need is a Windows - based computer. Follow these steps on the setup:

ON YOUR XBOX 360:
• go to media center on the dashboard
• and follow the on screen prompt
• it will generate an 8 digit code (better to note it down)
• go to your Windows PC

ON YOUR WINDOWS PC
• go to Media Center
• go to "tasks"
• select settings and configure media center extender
• select your Xox 360 and once asked for the 8 digit code, enter the code you noted
• confirm the changes

Finalize the set up on you computer and Xbox 360 and you are ready to go. If you will encounter any problems please let me know.. Cheers!

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Xbox 360 Not Playing Music Through External Hard Drive


In windows media player 11, click on the small down arrow below library and select media sharing. Check the box for share my media then turn on you console. I dialog box will pop up asking you to approve file sharing. You can then customize your options for that device. If the dialog box dose not pop up you have a firewall problem. For the Iomega Media Drive, you have to use the software that came with it. Open the program click on configure, select the folders icon, and look next to your media folders and make sure DLNA is on otherwise your console cannot access those folders.

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Xbox 360 Not Playing LFE Signal


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


Hi,

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

Thankyou For Using Fixya.

Mike @ compurepair.


Jan 05, 2009 | 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 !

Oct 28, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360-computer?


To connect the Xbox 360 console to this computer, you must be running Windows XP Service Pack 2, Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, or Windows Vista.
To obtain your setup package or instructions for connecting your Xbox 360, select the version of Windows installed on this computer from the following list.
To determine the version of Windows XP Media Center Edition that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. Start Media Center.
  2. On the Settings menu, click General.
  3. Scroll down, and then click About Media Center.
  4. Click Software Version

    The version number of Media Center you are running is displayed.
To determine the version of Windows XP that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. On the Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab, under System, look for the version of Windows that you are running.

Oct 05, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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