Sharing is disabled because a network connection was not found.


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Giuseppe

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

I am trying to set up Media Sharing so that I can view my files using a
Windows Media Extender (my Xbox 360).

I enabled Media Sharing in Networking And Sharing and it says that it is on.
However, when I check the settings in Windows Media Player 11 (to add folders
to share) I see the window "Sharing Settings" and the machines on my network
including the Xbox 360 are there, and they are allowed, and below that. I see
the message "Sharing is disabled because a network connection was not found.
Check your network connection or settings." But I am connected to the
internet, and I can share files. I can see and pull files and remote desktop
to machines on my network.

I thought it may have been a network location problem. However, when I
checked it in Network and Sharing it says that I am a Private Network. Which
I believe is what it should be for Network Discovery and File Sharing.

I now thought maybe my Windows Fire wall was the culprit, all the necessary
exceptions were on the list for File Sharing and Windows Media Extenders and
Windows Media Center. However, when I click on Windows Firewall (either from
the Network And Sharing window or through Control Panel) the window pops up
and tells me the state of my firewall, and it also lists what Network
Location I am on. This states that I am on a Public Location as opposed to
what Network and Sharing told me a Private location.

I am updated and reformatted and updated again and combed the internet
looking for a solution or even someone experiencing the same problem. Those
with similar problems, didn't have a solution.

Please Help!
 
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Barb Bowman

how is the 360 connected to the network? how is the rest of the
network configured?

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

I am trying to set up Media Sharing so that I can view my files using a
Windows Media Extender (my Xbox 360).

I enabled Media Sharing in Networking And Sharing and it says that it is on.
However, when I check the settings in Windows Media Player 11 (to add folders
to share) I see the window "Sharing Settings" and the machines on my network
including the Xbox 360 are there, and they are allowed, and below that. I see
the message "Sharing is disabled because a network connection was not found.
Check your network connection or settings." But I am connected to the
internet, and I can share files. I can see and pull files and remote desktop
to machines on my network.

I thought it may have been a network location problem. However, when I
checked it in Network and Sharing it says that I am a Private Network. Which
I believe is what it should be for Network Discovery and File Sharing.

I now thought maybe my Windows Fire wall was the culprit, all the necessary
exceptions were on the list for File Sharing and Windows Media Extenders and
Windows Media Center. However, when I click on Windows Firewall (either from
the Network And Sharing window or through Control Panel) the window pops up
and tells me the state of my firewall, and it also lists what Network
Location I am on. This states that I am on a Public Location as opposed to
what Network and Sharing told me a Private location.

I am updated and reformatted and updated again and combed the internet
looking for a solution or even someone experiencing the same problem. Those
with similar problems, didn't have a solution.

Please Help!
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

Giuseppe

Ms. Bowman,

Thanks for your reply. Here are the details of my network setup:

I use a ZyXel X-550 router, I have the latest firmware update for it (v1.6).
I read on some Xbox 360 forums that I would need to make sure MultiCasting is
enabled which it is.

I run the Xbox 360 with a cat6 going to my router and the same for my Vista
machine. I static the IP addresses as well for all devices.

I turned off my Wireless Antenna on the router as all devices currently are
able to connect via Cat6 (two computers, xbox 360, and a print server). I
static the IPs on the router, but allow all my devices to obtain an IP
address automatically.

Let me know if you need more information, thanks again,

Giuseppe

This seems to be a Vista 64-bit problem as I experimented with another Vista
box (32-bit) and it did not encounter this problem.
 
B

Barb Bowman

All of my computers are x64 Ultimate and I have two 360's on my
network.. anyway

I'd like to see an ipconfig /all from the computer that is having
the issue.
http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/ipconfig-all-how-to-get-text-output/

I don't understand why you mean by
I
static the IPs on the router, but allow all my devices to obtain an IP
address automatically.

do the computers and xbox have a static IP or not?




Ms. Bowman,

Thanks for your reply. Here are the details of my network setup:

I use a ZyXel X-550 router, I have the latest firmware update for it (v1.6).
I read on some Xbox 360 forums that I would need to make sure MultiCasting is
enabled which it is.

I run the Xbox 360 with a cat6 going to my router and the same for my Vista
machine. I static the IP addresses as well for all devices.

I turned off my Wireless Antenna on the router as all devices currently are
able to connect via Cat6 (two computers, xbox 360, and a print server). I
static the IPs on the router, but allow all my devices to obtain an IP
address automatically.

Let me know if you need more information, thanks again,

Giuseppe

This seems to be a Vista 64-bit problem as I experimented with another Vista
box (32-bit) and it did not encounter this problem.
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

Giuseppe

Ms. Bowman,

Here is the output you requested:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Giuseppe>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : joey
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : buffalo.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : buffalo.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-61-4D-D7-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.161(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:38:56 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 02, 2144 5:07:29 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : buffalo.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.buffalo.rr.com
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.10.161%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bd5f:deeb:2a0d:2822%9(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Giuseppe>

-------------------------------------------------------------
As far as your question to me goes, I have static IPs set on my router. So,
on my router config page, I enter the MAC address of each device using my
network and assign it an IP address.

When I configure the network on the devices themselves (Such as Internet
Protocol TCP/IP Properties Window) I set that to automatic, as well as DHCP
and DNS.

Please let me know if you have any further questions
 
B

Barb Bowman

that is called DHCP reservation which is not the same as a static IP
address.

are there any firewalls on the Vista box? have you tried connecting
the xbox to the computer (bypassing the router) in order to
determine whether it IS a router problem?

Ms. Bowman,

Here is the output you requested:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Giuseppe>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : joey
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : buffalo.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : buffalo.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-61-4D-D7-02
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.161(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:38:56 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 02, 2144 5:07:29 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : buffalo.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.buffalo.rr.com
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.10.161%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.214
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bd5f:deeb:2a0d:2822%9(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Giuseppe>

-------------------------------------------------------------
As far as your question to me goes, I have static IPs set on my router. So,
on my router config page, I enter the MAC address of each device using my
network and assign it an IP address.

When I configure the network on the devices themselves (Such as Internet
Protocol TCP/IP Properties Window) I set that to automatic, as well as DHCP
and DNS.

Please let me know if you have any further questions
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
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Giuseppe

Ms. Bowman,

The only firewall I run is the Windows Firewall. I have the appropriate
exceptions set up for Media Center and Media Center extender. The only odd
thing I find with the firewall is that when I open the window from control
panel for my firewall, it lists my network location as being public. Whereas
in the Network and Sharing center, my network location is set to private.
Using a crossover cable and connecting the Xbox 360 to my PC did not resolve
the issue. I have reason to believe the router is not the problem as this
computer is set up for multi-boot and when I use Vista 32-bit on it,
everything works fine. However in vista 64-bit, I get the sharing is disabled
error in my media sharing settings. This is a Vista-64 problem.
 
G

Giuseppe

Ms. Bowman,

I wanted to add to my last post that I tried disabling Windows Firewall
already and that had no effect on the problem.

Giuseppe
 
B

Barb Bowman

1. in network and sharing center, is the network private or public?
2. do you see the 360 in the network map?
3. do you see any entries in Event Viewer that correspond to the
time you tried to use sharing?

Ms. Bowman,

The only firewall I run is the Windows Firewall. I have the appropriate
exceptions set up for Media Center and Media Center extender. The only odd
thing I find with the firewall is that when I open the window from control
panel for my firewall, it lists my network location as being public. Whereas
in the Network and Sharing center, my network location is set to private.
Using a crossover cable and connecting the Xbox 360 to my PC did not resolve
the issue. I have reason to believe the router is not the problem as this
computer is set up for multi-boot and when I use Vista 32-bit on it,
everything works fine. However in vista 64-bit, I get the sharing is disabled
error in my media sharing settings. This is a Vista-64 problem.
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

Giuseppe

Ms. Bowman,

As stated in my very first post, in the Network and Sharing center, my
network location says "Private" however, on the Windows Firewall window, it
says "Public".

I do see the Xbox 360 in my Network Map and there are no entires
regarding it in my Event Viewer.
 
B

Barb Bowman

sorry, you are using the forum web interface while I use a
newsreader. the bad forum interface turned this into two threads.

are you using simple file sharing or password protected file sharing
or ?

I did find
http://dannydouglass.com/post/2007/12/Media-Sharing-Bug-Fix-for-Windows-Vista.aspx

I also found this thread
http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=568363



Ms. Bowman,

As stated in my very first post, in the Network and Sharing center, my
network location says "Private" however, on the Windows Firewall window, it
says "Public".

I do see the Xbox 360 in my Network Map and there are no entires
regarding it in my Event Viewer.
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
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Giuseppe

Ms. Bowman

I am using Simple File Sharing, I disabled password protected sharing as
a step to resolve this issue, it had no effect. I just left it that way
though.

I previously tried the suggestions outlined the Danny Douglass article
and it yielded no change. I tried it again just to be sure, still no effect.

The problem outlined in the Team Xbox article related to a seperate
problem that I had in Windows Vista 32-bit with the Server Execution error
message, where the network was not recognized.

For kicks, I reformatted the drive (I am trying to break my own speed
records for reformatting apparently). This error still came up before and
after Windows Updates.


Giuseppe
 
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Barb Bowman

Sorry, I don't have any other recommendations other than to contact
official Microsoft Support.
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx


Ms. Bowman

I am using Simple File Sharing, I disabled password protected sharing as
a step to resolve this issue, it had no effect. I just left it that way
though.

I previously tried the suggestions outlined the Danny Douglass article
and it yielded no change. I tried it again just to be sure, still no effect.

The problem outlined in the Team Xbox article related to a seperate
problem that I had in Windows Vista 32-bit with the Server Execution error
message, where the network was not recognized.

For kicks, I reformatted the drive (I am trying to break my own speed
records for reformatting apparently). This error still came up before and
after Windows Updates.


Giuseppe
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 

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