Connecting to my xbox through a wireless router

vbimport

#1

OK just to let everyone know, I am a web programmer (newbee) and the last time i did any type of networking was with novel and windows 3.1.1 . I am wondering if I can see files on the xbox just using my wireless router. I figure if I have devices all hooked together through the router I should be able to share files. What do you think?
Thanks
Gavster


#2

You’ll need to clarify whether you are attempting to see files on your PC’s screen via the Network, coming from the Xbox, or vice versa - the way you wrote it, it could be taken either way.

Xbox or Xbox360?

If it doesn’t have wireless inbuilt, you can buy a proper Wifi Access point and configure it in bridge mode.

I’m not familiar with box/xbox360 software availability, but I’d expect that it would have some sort of UPNP/DLNA software for networked video/music player capability.

Windows Media Player can be configured to share media in it’s library.
You can also download a whole bunch of (free) UPNP media servers which can do it.
Most media servers can easily do MP3’s & avi’s, but if your hardware doesn’t do MKV natively, you might need to setup a mediaserver that will TRANSCODE like ps3mediaserver or Serviio.

Mediaservers (stolen from Wikipedi) :slight_smile: