Media Sharing no longer working with gigabit switch?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Incubus, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Incubus

    Incubus Guest

    After replacing my ageing 100mbit network hub with a gigabit switch windows
    media sharing in mediaplayer 11 no longer works in Vista or XP.
    The new network switch is a "wiretek gigabit ethernet switch (8 ports)"
    Everything else works ok the internet, network shares, web server, xboxlive
    etc.
    As soon as i put 2 devices( pc & xbox or pc & pc) back on the 100mb hub
    media sharing works again.
     
    Incubus, Jul 28, 2009
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  2. Incubus

    Vincent Guest

    Vincent, Jul 29, 2009
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  3. Incubus

    Incubus Guest

    Thanks Vincent
    But its a switch not a router the router/modem is a separate device on my
    network and i havent changed any of the nat settings in there.
    besides theres no nat between devices on the subnet only for outside stuff (
    internet)
    if the switch was blocking the routers upnp and for some strange reason it
    affected the media sharing then i would be having probs with other things 2
    like my web server ect. and other programs that need ports opened to work
     
    Incubus, Jul 30, 2009
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  4. Incubus

    Incubus Guest

    Hi Neil Thats right it only stores and forwards packets which is why its so
    strange that its only affecting the media sharing and nothing else.

    All the mac address'es of the devices are the orginal ones and
    the new switch dosent have a uplink as its all auto! i can use any port as a
    uplink according to the manual.

    All i did was totaly remove the 100mb 8 port hub and put the 1000mb 8port
    switch in its place everything worked as expected except for the media
    sharing.

    In case this helps shed some light the protocals and standard the new switch
    supports are as follows: IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEE802.3ab
    the 8 ports are 10/100/1000 Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports with Auto MDI/MDI-X
    And im using Cat 5 UDP Cables
     
    Incubus, Jul 31, 2009
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