I have been tearing my hair out on this and I haven't got much to spare.
I just purchased a Xbox360 (older style with Jasper chip set) and would like to link this to my PC for media sharing.
My PC runs on XP using Avast security with a Linksys WRT54G router.
The only way I can make the xbox connect is to turn my windows firewall off.
FYI - I have checked the windows firewall to ensure it had the requisite ports open under application
Windows Media Player 11 and I have checked that plug and play is enabled under services.msc.
For a easy answer, I was wondering as my router has a firewall incorporated, do I really need windows firewall enabled.??
Preferably I'd like to configure the firewall to let the xbox connect so any help would be much appreciated.
As a aside, I assume the xbox media centre connection instructions are out of date when you select it on the console. It says note this number and then go to www.xbox/pcsetup but when you go there and click xp - it only advises you to install media player 11 (which doesn't seem to need a number).