Is the MCE Extender for XBox and Linksys WMCE54AG Extender compati

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Mark Kingston, May 24, 2005.

  1. I currently have the Extender software for XBox installed on my PC and is
    working well. I am planning to add another extender device to my TV from
    Linksys(WMCE54AG). The following are some questions I have:

    1. Do I need to install the Extender software packaged with with the
    Linksys device in addition to the XBox Extender software that I've already
    installed?

    2. If I need to install the Linksys softare as well, will it cause any
    problems with my already working XBox connection?

    3. Can the 2 Extender devices share the Extender software from either
    Linksys or the XBox?

    Thanks for your help.

    Mark
     
    Mark Kingston, May 24, 2005
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  2. Mark Kingston

    WM Guest

    It will tell you if the version is incompatible and prompt you to upgrade -
    and then you will have to reconnect the existing Xbox Extender - you should
    ensure you have the 1.1 update for both of them.

    It shouldn't.

    Yes - you can use both at the same time. I have the HP and Xbox and use them
    simultaneously all the time.
     
    WM, May 25, 2005
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  3. Mark Kingston

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    Yes - you can use both at the same time. I have the HP and Xbox and use them
    Just out of curiosity, do you run them both wireless?

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    Bob [MVP], May 25, 2005
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  4. If you already have the v1.01 (latest version) MCX software installed on
    your PC, the process of adding a second Extender is very straightforward:

    1) Launch the MCX Manager (Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Media
    Center --> Media Center Extender Manager), select Help --> About Windows
    Media Center Extender; does it list the version as 6.1.2700.2214? If so,
    you have v1.01 --> proceed to step 2 and then stop. If not, perform steps 2
    and 3.

    2) Within the MCX Manager, select File --> Add a new Extender... and type in
    the 8-digit code displayed on the screen of your Linksys MCX

    3) (If you don't have v1.01) Download and install Linksysv101.exe from
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/evaluation/devices/support.mspx;
    this will update your PC components and Linksys firmware to v1.01

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    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


     
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], May 25, 2005
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  5. Mark Kingston

    WM Guest

    Yes - via a D-Link A/B/G router - the MCX's all ride A, I use G for my other
    computers.

    Wes
     
    WM, May 25, 2005
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  6. Mark Kingston

    WM Guest

    BTW, a wish to the Extender team if they are listening...

    Updating the host application should not mean re-associating the client.
    When I upgraded mine, the Xbox became dissociated and had to be reconnected.
    Not a huge pain, but a nuisance... It should "just work". I hope that the
    next generation of Extenders works better and starts (the unnecessarily slow
    "connecting... contacting..." dialogs) faster than the current set.



     
    WM, May 27, 2005
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  7. We're definitely aware of this; having to re-associated was not ideal, but
    unfortunately it was necessary (though only for the Xbox - the MCX set top
    box does not need to be re-associated when updating to rollup1)
     
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], May 28, 2005
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