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

    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 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?

    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Bob [MVP], May 25, 2005
  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;
    this will update your PC components and Linksys firmware to v1.01

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

    Todd Bowra [MSFT], May 25, 2005
  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

    WM, May 25, 2005
  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
  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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