Am running winxp sp2, got an approved wired router, plugged pc and xbox to router, router to modem, both can see the internet, windows media player 11 sees the xbox, xbox WILL NOT recognize that the computer is there, have checked firewall ports, all open, tested by turning off firewall even. IP addresses are different, seem alright, Called Microsofts worthless tech support, no help, always hang up on me after they go through the basic ideas, my network cables are about 25 ft long, as modem is in one room and puter and xbox in another, just at wits end, everytime xbox tests connection, says it can't connect, has given me an error status code if I dig for it, w: 0000-000b x 0000-f001 y: 0000-0000 z: 8000-4005 does this mean anything to anyone? any ideas?
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Re: Can't get Xbox Console to see my pc
THE pc OS is by default configured to NOT share files or folders
xbox will only see shared drives/folder on the pc,
if nothing is shared nothing is accessible.
On the pc
mark a folder as shareable and see whether it becomes available to the xbox
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Connect to the Internet
The first step is to connect your Xbox 360 console to your Internet connection. Here's how:
Plug one end of a network cable into a port on your router or gateway. You might need a long network cable, depending upon on the location of your router or modem.
Note If you do not have a router, you can plug the network cable directly into your modem.
Plug the other end of the network cable into the back of your console.
Verify your setup
Your setup should look similar to one of the following:
Your Xbox 360 console and computer are both connected to a router. The router is connected to a modem, which is connected to a cable wall jack. Modem connection
Your Xbox 360 console is connected to a modem, which is connected to a cable wall jack.
No, a Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter is not required to access, and set up Xbox Live, but you will need an internet connection. If you are close enough to a modem or router, you can buy an Ethernet cord, and plug it in to both the modem/router, and firmly into your Xbox 360 console. You will either need the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter, or the Ethernet cord. Ethernet cords are very cheaper, much cheaper than a Wireless Adapter, but the Wireless Adapters are much or easier to reason with. So choose wisely with money.
To connect to Xbox Live, you will need a wired Ethernet cord plugged into the back of your Xbox console. If you are using a Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter, you have to plug it in into the back of your Xbox located to the bottom left from flat on the ground. Also make sure you have a strong enough connection on your internet, and router/modem. Make sure your Xbox console is close enough to your router or modem as well. Also attempt to reset your connection and modem/router and see if this works. 1 or 2 bars are to low for Xbox Live gameplay. 3 or 4 bars are just quite enough. I hope this helped, just contact me if you have further questions or problems!
if this is the original xbox you have to use a crossover cable especially if your router is the same as your modem (both the same box) (try google for the crossover cable instructions.) if this is the 360 it should just work, also how is your router plugged into your modem or are they the same thing. If that is the case go get a linksys router and set it up so that your modem-router combo plugs into the linksys router which plugs into your xbox (note that this is a fix for the original to.)
hey im having almost same problem, i got a motorola s8vs SURFboard cable modem with a battery in it and my ethernet ccord runs from my modem to my xbox but yet my xbox cant read my ip adress, why is this.. do you know?
Before you connect any cables, turn off your router, modem, PC, and Xbox 360 console. (Unplug your modem from its power source to turn it off.)
Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your modem and the other end to the Ethernet input port on the back of your router.
With another Ethernet cable, connect one end to one of the router's Ethernet output ports. Connect the other end to your PC's Ethernet port.
With the third Ethernet cable, connect one end to another of the router's Ethernet output ports. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on the back of the Xbox 360 console.
Turn on your modem, then your router, then your PC.
Make sure your PC can access the Internet. If not, you may need to configure the router for Internet access. For help configuring the router using your PC, check the instructions that came with the router.
Turn on your Xbox 360 console with no disc in the disc tray.
If you've already used your Xbox 360 system for offline play, the Xbox Dashboard will open to the Xbox Live area. Select the Xbox Live banner. When you see the Xbox Live Marketplace you'll know you're connected to Xbox Live.