MCE 2005 Xbox 360 Extender PC Setup Cannot find Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Hollywood524, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Hollywood524

    Hollywood524 Guest

    I am very very similar problems to those above. I have 2005 Media Center PC
    brand new from DELL. I am using the Linksys WRT55AG with a wired connection
    for the PC, router, and Xbox 360.

    When I run setup from it gets all the way to where it
    says verifying setup key and the stop and says "setup cannot find Xbox 360"

    I have all the firewall ports that are required opened in the Windows
    Firewall and the Xbox 360 even shows up in my Windows Media Connect. The
    Xbox will not connect to my PC via Windows Media Connect or Media Center.

    The only other Firewall/Anti-Virus program on the PC is TrencoPC-cillin
    which has been disabled/not uninstalled when I run the 360 setup.

    Before with my previous DELL PC I was only using Windows Media Connect
    because it was only a XP based maching and everything was working perfect.

    Please Help!
    Hollywood524, Jan 30, 2006
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  2. 1. do you have the latest firmware for your router? if not, please
    download the latest firmware and update it.
    2. please disable the windows firewall as a diagnostic and uninstall
    PC-cillin - you can set them up again after testing without these.
    3. please post the contents of the DVCSETUP.log and the DVCCONN.log


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone Columnist
    Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Jan 30, 2006
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  3. Hollywood524

    Hollywood524 Guest

    how do i access those log files?
    Hollywood524, Jan 30, 2006
  4. Hollywood524

    Jason Tsang Guest

    They are in your Windows directory (typically C:\Windows)
    Jason Tsang, Jan 30, 2006
  5. Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Jan 30, 2006
  6. Hollywood524

    Hollywood524 Guest

    i uninstalled PC Cillin firewall/antivirus
    uninstalled everything it tried to install from

    installed windows media connect to see if that would work since it was
    working on my XB based machine and viola it found my PC and i was able to

    next i went to and ran that again, it finished and now
    im running with no problems.

    just got finished reinstalling pc cillin antvirus software and set that
    firewall to low, on the medium setting it blocks the media center from

    thanks for your attention to this.
    Hollywood524, Jan 31, 2006
  7. Hollywood524

    Chris H. Guest

    If you're running Windows Firewall (native to XP SP2) there's no need for
    another firewall on your system. I would guess you've already got a
    firewall on your router, and the machine is protected from the outside with
    that. Additionally, the Windows Firewall will handle anything else from
    another machine.
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations -
    Associate Expert
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    Chris H., Jan 31, 2006
  8. glad it's working for you now


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone Columnist
    Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Jan 31, 2006
  9. Hollywood524

    Hollywood524 Guest

    hey Chris, im only using the pc cillin for antivirus, since there is none
    with windows firewall. will windows firewall ever have antivirus built in.
    Hollywood524, Jan 31, 2006
  10. Hollywood524

    Chris H. Guest

    Chris H., Jan 31, 2006
  11. if you can believe anything from the Register, MS has decided for
    business reasons to not include AV in Vista (as opposed to One Care
    which is extra cost subscription)


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone Columnist
    Barb Bowman MVP-Windows, Jan 31, 2006
  12. Hollywood524

    Chris H. Guest

    Chris H., Jan 31, 2006
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