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Byrde83

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Hello,

Issues is as follows;

I have a HP i7 OS Windows Vista that was hard lined through ourNetgear WGR614 Wireless-G Router, with my xbox360. Was able to network them together and stream videos, view pictures etc. Recently my wife decided she no longer liked the 15 foot black ethernet cable running through the middle of the floor so I bought and installed a HP Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCIe Card. Had some issues originally (was not able to access the internet, unknown if the xbox was able to stream at that point), which were fixed (changed from channel 11 to channel 10), although now that it is working I am not able to stream video or view pictures.

Obviously something is different, but I am still able to access the sames files on the computer from the xbox (and the computer shows the xbox in the network screen), I can find all the same folders with all the same movies and pictures although when I select one to play the error of unplayable format appears and I am unable to play the movie or view the picture.

I have never really used the Windows Media Extender on the xbox, before, I would just access all videos through My Xbox - Videos - PC - Video Folder - Movies. I did try setting that up though, but after asking me to adjust my firewall settings, it seems to time out and I cannot get past that point. I switched between Norton and window firewall and still was not able to have the extender complete the process.

Please let me know if you have questions or more importantly you have ideas on how to remedy the situation. I did try and search the forum for a similar issue, but did not find it, meaning that I either need to change my status from intermediate to noob:eek: or I am not looking in the right places.

Thank you for you help!
 
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I'm a bit sleepy right now thus I read about half of what you wrote and only registered about 1/3 of that into my brain so forgive me if I'm completely off but I think you may need one of these for your xbox. http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wirel...2669558&sr=8-1
I think the real issue is the Xbox360 trying to communicate to the PC through the new HP wireless card he installed. And the data is not being transcoded correctly
 

Byrde83

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Thank you for the response, in a crazy turn of events, the wife hopped on it while I was at work and said that it just started working. I am not sure if it was just resetting the computer or what, but now I can effortlessly stream again.

Thank you for your help and if you have any insight into what changed, I would love to hear it.
 
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