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Standard User swayzak
(regular) Wed 25-Jan-12 10:40:19
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Can wired network device speak to wireless device ?


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Hi

Might be a stoopid question ...

My XBox360 is wired by ethernet into my home network (via Devolo homeplug behind TV).

My music server (Win7 netbook) is not wired, but on the wireless network.

Can I get the XBox to "see" the media folders on the netbook (to play music etc.) using this setup or do I have to have both clients on the same wireless network ?

The Xbox automatically disconnects from the wireless network when ethernet is used.


thanks

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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Wed 25-Jan-12 10:48:24
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Re: Can wired network device speak to wireless device ?


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Should work fine, assuming that you just have a typical network in the house.

If everything connects back to a bog-standard ADSL Router\Switch, should be fine.

Acid test - usually, the router can show you which devices have which IP addresses assigned (It'll be called "DHCP table" or something similar in the router). If both devices are listed, should be fine at the network level, you then need to look at sharing out the folder(s) on the netbook and connecting the 360, don't mess about with consoles myself so can't help you there.
Standard User swayzak
(regular) Wed 25-Jan-12 11:05:40
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Thanks

I tried to allow sharing on the netbook, but the xbox didn't "see" the netbook as a media source.

I'll have to check again & see if I did something wrong.


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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Wed 25-Jan-12 11:47:16
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In reply to a post by swayzak:
I tried to allow sharing on the netbook, but the xbox didn't "see" the netbook as a media source.


Looks you may have to set up your shares via media player, rather than just trying to mount a share.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-xp/help/w...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=6...
Standard User swayzak
(regular) Wed 25-Jan-12 12:30:15
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Thanks

Will check.

Incidently, I just noticed from this site that "most consumer routers are limited to 4 devices connected via wifi":

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/ultimate_r...

Is this really true ? Is my home network really limited to 4 wifi devices at a time ?!
Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Wed 25-Jan-12 12:37:13
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Hello

I used windows 7 as a media server to the new panasonic tv as the reciever to display the photos folder and music. Laptop is wireless and tv is on the cable as router is by the telly. Does work but found windows 7 media server a bit fiddly. Yesterday I used this after a google search, much nicer after a bit of setting up in the options to dislpay on the Xbox (to you), just the things you want.

Take the sharing options out of the Start, control panel, network and internet, homegroup, advanced sharing settings to not share and use this.

Works on the telly everytime and refreshes the new folders or files (photos folder for me) nice and wuick, only had yesterday , the freebee one.

http://tversity.com/
Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Wed 25-Jan-12 12:37:58
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Not that I know of. Had phones and laptops going all ok.
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 25-Jan-12 12:46:28
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ensure the router isn't set for 'wireless isolation'
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jan-12 12:47:09
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"Most consumer routers support a total of eight connections, four via Wi-Fi, and four via the wired Ethernet ports."

What a load of rubbish. The limit is actually around 250, but generally before then most routers would run out of processing power to handle that many connections.

It is not a hard limit, but most consumer routers will support 10 to 20 users if they are just web browsing.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 25-Jan-12 12:48:08
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Some routers have a feature called 'wireless isolation'

This hides the wireless and ethernet networks from each other, so make sure this is not turned on.

If not sure, tell people what router and someone will check it up.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
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