I'm trying to use WMP11 as a media server for my PS3. The PS3 will pick up my laptop (XP/SP2) as a media server using WMP11 fine. The PS3 used to pick up my old pc (XP/SP2) using WMP11 fine as well but that PC has some issues where it was freezing. I ended up rebuilding it and re-installing the OS. I installed XP as I was using on the previous build and I used SP3. I got everything rebuilt and working nicely so I could have a media server for my PS3 and then when I tried it the PS3 wouldn't find it. Annoying as I spent the last week doing all this!
I've tried just about everthing I can think of to get it working. Disabled windows firewall, checked the router and can see both the PS3 and PC are connected and listed as active. I even rolled back to SP2 in case the problem lay there. I re-installed WMP11 about 3 times because I was having problems where it was maxing out the cpu. Solved by deleting everything from the library but re-installed anyway. I've checked that all the correct services are running and they seem to be.
Please can anyone suggest anything I might not of thought of. I would be most grateful as I've spent so long setting this up and am out of ideas! thanks