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    Member SpaceyWilly's Avatar
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    Getting my XBox to see my media center computer

    I have an Xbox 360 that I'm trying to get to see my Media Center PC so that I can use the media center extender functionality of the xbox. When the xbox is plugged into the same router as the pc, it works fine, however what I would like to do is have the xbox in the living room, connected through a wired connection to my laptop, which is connected via a shared wireless connection our house's main router, which is also connected to a router in my bedroom which is acting as a wireless bridge to which the media center PC is plugged in to. When I try this set up, I can't see my media center pc, but I can see the shared media on my laptop, and I can connect to xbox live. Also, my laptop can see my media center computer on the network. My media center pc is DMZ'ed on the router in my bedroom, but I'm not sure how to get the xbox to see the PC through all this mess. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as the sooner I get this working the sooner I can stream my HD shows from my computer to the Xbox and convince my dad to order HDTV!

    xbox--(wired)-->laptop--(wireless)-->router 1--(wireless)-->router 2--(wired)-->PC
    My Comp:

    Athlon XP Barton 2500+ ------------Asus A7V8X
    1024mb HyperX PC2700 RAM------Chieftec BLUE Dragon Series Case
    5 BLUE Neon LED Fans--------------Leadtek 6800le unlocked to 12x1, 6vp
    AverTV TV Tuner--------------------Logitech Z5300s
    17" Dell 1704FPT--------------------Microsoft BLUE Optical Mouse
    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum
    Gateway FPD2185W 21" Widescreen monitor
    Laptop: Dell 600m, Pentium M 1.60ghz, 512mb ddr, Radeon Mobility 9000, DVD/CD-RW Combo

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    Member SpaceyWilly's Avatar
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    got it working by running a long cable to the main router (router 1 in the diagram). Apparently the problem was with Internet Connection Sharing.
    My Comp:

    Athlon XP Barton 2500+ ------------Asus A7V8X
    1024mb HyperX PC2700 RAM------Chieftec BLUE Dragon Series Case
    5 BLUE Neon LED Fans--------------Leadtek 6800le unlocked to 12x1, 6vp
    AverTV TV Tuner--------------------Logitech Z5300s
    17" Dell 1704FPT--------------------Microsoft BLUE Optical Mouse
    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum
    Gateway FPD2185W 21" Widescreen monitor
    Laptop: Dell 600m, Pentium M 1.60ghz, 512mb ddr, Radeon Mobility 9000, DVD/CD-RW Combo

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