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Streaming files from my laptop to my Xbox360

by Barnard88 / January 1, 2009 4:17 AM PST

Ok so I have everything set up and the Xbox 360 can share the wireless connection on my laptop because i have it wired to the eathernet port on my laptop. My problem is that I cant get my windows media player's file sharing thing to find my Xbox and my xbox cant find my laptop. I've not done this since they updated the Xbox dashboard. I have done about everything i can think of and read numerous simaler forums and no luck. can some one please help me? Sad

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Odd setup means.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 4:35 AM PST

That nothing should work like it should. Let's correct that setup with a wifi router such as Internet modem -> Wifi router -> Laptopn and 360.

Once you have a normal setup you could try Tversity.

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by Barnard88 / January 1, 2009 5:18 AM PST
In reply to: Odd setup means.

i have had this xbox 360 hooked up this way since i got it and i have never had any problems the only things different is that im using a laptop(wich has the same OS so that shouldnt matter) and that they upgraded the dashboard. i dont have the money to pend $99 on a wireless adapter for the 360. im just trying to figure out why they are not recognizing eachother but yet the xbox will still share the laptops wireless connection.

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Then best of luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 6:22 AM PST
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I hear you but when I want things to work I know to head to well known supportable configurations. When you do something a bit off track you find many tell you to change back to the supportable well known solutions.

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