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Unable to run media centre through xbox360

Hi,
I've got a PC with vista, Norton 360 and Media Centre on it. It connects to t'internet via a wired BT voyager router. Xbox wired up to same.

Look at my network settings on PC and it sees the xbox360, media player is set to share with xbox 360.

Have disabled Norton firewll (although, it is automatically meant to cope with extenders)

media centre can't find the extender. Try coming at it from the Xbox and it fails on PC selected.

Am I missing something?
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ntollfree
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
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JstncaseCommented:
Check your Windows Firewall that it is either not running or an exception is allowed for the XBox 360. Also check to make sure that your X360 and your PC are on the same subnet. Temporarily disable Norton and try to ping the IP address of your XBOX from your computer.

That should be a good start if you havent already done so.
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ntollfreeAuthor Commented:
Thanks chaps

still struggling.

Media Player doesn't work. Can open it, see Xbox, set it to be shared but when I try and run through the xbox, it can't see my PC and when I try and connect, it stops at PC selected failed.

Windows firewall is off, switch Norton off to no avail. Try to ping it's IP address (based on System tab/Network settings) and I get request timed out.

I don't know what a subnet is
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
from you PC, post up an ipconfig /all

Is the XBOX wired or wireless?
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ntollfreeAuthor Commented:
Everything is wired up.

I type in Ipconfig /all and info about my voyager router comes up, something else (i think a network card) but nothing about the xbox 360
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
That's ok.. so on the voyager router you have the computer and the xbox plugged into the LAN side like slots 1-4?  What IP address does your computer have and what IP address does the xbox have?
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ntollfreeAuthor Commented:
Computer is 192.168.1.1
Xbox360 is 192.168.1.2

I think that's right about plugged into lan side

When I first got this computer, it did used to give me the message about a media extender whenever I switched on the xbox360, so I think it worked once. Can't think of what I might have done to change this though
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
can you ping 192.168.1.2 from the PC?  Really sounds like some type of firewall issue.. can you uninstall norton and try again.

Use the norton removal tool.. (you can always reinstall it)..

http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
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ntollfreeAuthor Commented:
Okay, removed Norton and it worked. After a while it crashed and now I have red ring of death.
Don't think I'm going to use media ventre again
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
Nah it works great.. it's the crap xbox hardware that is giving you the issue.. don't let it discourage you.. conquer it!
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