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February 23, 2011 9:29:44 PM

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.
February 24, 2011 9:33:46 AM

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 ??
February 24, 2011 2:02:03 PM

When did this start? Could it be related to SP1?
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January 12, 2012 12:16:39 AM

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.

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August 28, 2012 11:11:17 PM
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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!
October 31, 2012 8:19:44 AM

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!
March 27, 2013 8:39:18 PM

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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March 30, 2013 12:21:46 AM

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July 15, 2013 3:53:05 PM

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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July 16, 2013 8:58:23 PM

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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December 3, 2013 1:26:44 PM

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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February 10, 2014 11:34:22 PM

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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March 7, 2014 6:54:20 PM

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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