xbox 360 extender connection failure


  • Hello

    Following set up and everything working fine

    The next time i try to use windows media center on my xbox 360 it comes up with the following message

    Connection failure

    The xbox 360 could not connect to the windows media center pc. Make sure that the pc is turned on and connected to the network.....

    Which it is....

    and the xbox is connected to the laptop via a cable not wireless

    Can you help ....



    Monday, May 16, 2011 9:56 PM


  • Hi,

    Please disable the firewall and anti-virus first.

    Also, you may try to ping the XBOX to see whether the connectivity is good.

    Then refer the following to check the issue.

    1. Running WMC as administrator

    2. To disable the policy setting "Always prompt for password upon connection" in the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Service\RemoteDesktop Session host\Security hive.

    3. Check the Advanced Sharing Settings.

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    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:34 AM