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Xbox 360 and Windows 7 Media center .. anyone?

First off been working with computers for 10 years. Im extremely frustrated over this , that I cannot get this to work. It worked before, I changed nothing, then 1 day it just stopped working. I updated nothing, changed nothing, added nothing.

I have win 7 ultimate. And the new xbox 360 slim running on wireless. I have a static Ip for my xbox, and my router settings are set to DMZ it.

I have network discovery on.
Media streaming on.
Media Center Extender serivce on
MCE is set to go through windows firewall.
UPnP is enabled and running

Im on Home Network.

My xbox does not recognize my PC. So every time I select media center on the XBOX , it wants me to set it up. ( with the 8 digit key )
I put the key in like normal on the PC's Windows Media Center, and it tells me it cannot find the extender.
Note everytime its unable to find the Extender and fails to connect, I check my services on the PC, And Windows Media Center Extender Service gets disabled, and it also gets unchecked on the Windows Firewall.

I have tried disabling windows firewall and my personal firewall . Same problem.
I have tried wired connection and DHCP with xbox. Same problem
Reset router / modem . Manually Port forwarded xbox. Same problem

My event log gives me this error ( everytime WMC cannot connect to the Xbox )
Event ID 538 Media Center Extender Setup failed as the Extender WAS detected on the network but the UPnP search for the Extender failed (timed out after 20000ms).

Anyone have ANY clue what the problem is? Thanks

PS Xbox live works just fine.
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  1. Have you tried removing xbox from dmz and setup both PC and XBOX with static internal IPs and all firewalls disable to see if it works ??
  2. When did this start? Could it be related to SP1?
  3. Did you ever fix this? I'm having the same problem. Can someone please put a definitive answer up?

    I have:

    xbox 360 slim
    windows 7 laptop
    billion 7800n router

    ALL I want to do is stream from the PC to the Xbox. Neither device recognizes the other. I have been reading forums for 3 hours. Can anyone help please???

    I'm so frustrated because with XP and my old XBox 360, I got this working instantly. Argh!

    miked79 said:
    First off been working with computers for 10 years. Im extremely frustrated over this , that I cannot get this to work. It worked before, I changed nothing, then 1 day it just stopped working. I updated nothing, changed nothing, added nothing.

    I have win 7 ultimate. And the new xbox 360 slim running on wireless. I have a static Ip for my xbox, and my router settings are set to DMZ it.

    I have network discovery on.
    Media streaming on.
    Media Center Extender serivce on
    MCE is set to go through windows firewall.
    UPnP is enabled and running

    Im on Home Network.

    My xbox does not recognize my PC. So every time I select media center on the XBOX , it wants me to set it up. ( with the 8 digit key )
    I put the key in like normal on the PC's Windows Media Center, and it tells me it cannot find the extender.
    Note everytime its unable to find the Extender and fails to connect, I check my services on the PC, And Windows Media Center Extender Service gets disabled, and it also gets unchecked on the Windows Firewall.

    I have tried disabling windows firewall and my personal firewall . Same problem.
    I have tried wired connection and DHCP with xbox. Same problem
    Reset router / modem . Manually Port forwarded xbox. Same problem

    My event log gives me this error ( everytime WMC cannot connect to the Xbox )
    Event ID 538 Media Center Extender Setup failed as the Extender WAS detected on the network but the UPnP search for the Extender failed (timed out after 20000ms).

    Anyone have ANY clue what the problem is? Thanks

    PS Xbox live works just fine.
  4. Best answer
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!
  5. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!



    I registered on this forum just to thank you for your fix because it worked perfectly for me !!

    anyone with error "Media Center Extender Setup failed as the Extender was detected on the network but the UPnP search for the Extender failed (timed out after 20000ms)." should use this solution.

    Thank you Lukergrt!
  6. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  8. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  9. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  10. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  11. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  12. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  13. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


    Your answer was exactly right!! I just wanted to add something as I had another issue after my Xbox360 was located during setup. While on the configuring extender part of the setup, (after my xbox360 connected thanks to your solution) it came back with a configuration error. Here is the solution:

    http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/connections/configuration-error

    Once you do this, it may still come back with the error, just wait 30 seconds and try setting up extender again. Worked like a charm (a mysterious magical one)!
  14. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


    "lukergrt" for President! Seriously, i've been scouring the xboxlive, windows media center, microsoft Win7 websites for at least 13 hours straight trying to find this answer. I did everything the sites told me to do to my PC, my xbox360, AND my router and NOTHING they had to offer helped. In a fit of frustration i attacked google looking for an answer. YOU, sir or madaam, deserve dinner, a vacation cruise, and an award for what you've helped me (and many others if i read correctly) with. And it was SO simple! Compared to what those OTHER "helpful" sites had me doing.
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  15. lukergrt said:
    Hey, I was having the exact same problem and this is how i fixed it so hopefully it works for you. On your computer open the start meu and search for "services". Open this program and scroll down to "UPnP Device Host". Right click on this and select "properties" then change it from manual to automatic start up. Go back to the list, right click again and click "restart". Once it restarts thats it and your PC should find your XBOX now. Hope this helps!


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  16. I am new to the forum tonight and I am searching like a needle in a haystack for a solution to the same problem everyone here in the forum has experienced and have tried the same thing here and it did not work for me.
    Any HELP? please!! thanks a million!!!!!
    miked79 said:
    First off been working with computers for 10 years. Im extremely frustrated over this , that I cannot get this to work. It worked before, I changed nothing, then 1 day it just stopped working. I updated nothing, changed nothing, added nothing.

    I have win 7 ultimate. And the new xbox 360 slim running on wireless. I have a static Ip for my xbox, and my router settings are set to DMZ it.

    I have network discovery on.
    Media streaming on.
    Media Center Extender serivce on
    MCE is set to go through windows firewall.
    UPnP is enabled and running

    Im on Home Network.

    My xbox does not recognize my PC. So every time I select media center on the XBOX , it wants me to set it up. ( with the 8 digit key )
    I put the key in like normal on the PC's Windows Media Center, and it tells me it cannot find the extender.
    Note everytime its unable to find the Extender and fails to connect, I check my services on the PC, And Windows Media Center Extender Service gets disabled, and it also gets unchecked on the Windows Firewall.

    I have tried disabling windows firewall and my personal firewall . Same problem.
    I have tried wired connection and DHCP with xbox. Same problem
    Reset router / modem . Manually Port forwarded xbox. Same problem

    My event log gives me this error ( everytime WMC cannot connect to the Xbox )
    Event ID 538 Media Center Extender Setup failed as the Extender WAS detected on the network but the UPnP search for the Extender failed (timed out after 20000ms).

    Anyone have ANY clue what the problem is? Thanks

    PS Xbox live works just fine.
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