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Heya guys, I have a wired connection from my xbox to my router and It cant seem to connect. I've input the right DNS addresses from my ISP and the XBLtest still won't get past the DNS test.

I've verified that I have the correct firewall ports open for XBL to pass through and all.

i'm using a d-link WBR-2310 wireless router, (but my xbox is wired in)

Also, I cant seem to get my WMP 11 to detect my xbox off the media sharing tab.

Can't seem to ping the xbox either. Is there anyway I can see if there is some sort of connectivity to the xbox?
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Have you tried just putting it all to auto and letting the xbox put them in by itself?

That works for most people.. I just had to sign up and I was done, it had connection.
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I set ours up about a month ago and I let it discover everything automatically. I didn't enter any addresses or open any ports. I told it every was auto and it just did it on its own.

Once it could connect to xbox live and get the latest updates it should be able to connect to your WMP11 if you have turned on media sharing in that application. But you have to do that when the 360 is finally online so you can set it to allow the sharing between the 360 and your computer.
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*smacks head* yeah you guys are geniouses. I reset everything on my router back to factory settings and my xbox just blazed through all the tests with no problems. I'm guessing it was my mac address filtering that may have caused the problems. Anyway I'm just going to use WEP for wireless security.

And this whole time I thought that my router was one of those "incompatitble" ones with the xbox. +REP for you guys!
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You will find a lot of new options with the December software update that gets loaded. Including that the 360 can now play Mpeg4 from WMP11 as long as you change the file type to AVI.

We have been experimenting with playing HD movies from my computer through the 360 to my new samsung 40" LCD TV also. It makes for a very nice interface to get the movies to the TV since the 360 already has the HD connection and the ethernet connection to the router.

Hope you enjoy!
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