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Q: Trying to configure mcafee firewall to stream music from laptop (vista) to xbox 360.

I'am using the following 2 guides to help me with the process:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/extender/setup/firewall/mcafee.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-media-center/learn-more/extenders/help/extenders-firewalls.aspx#Find


So far I have found that turning off the firewall completely allows me to stream music ok.  However I don't want to have to do this each time I use my xbox.  Also I don't want to set up media centre on my xbox.  I just want to stream music on the simple player found on the menu when pressing the guide button.

Referring to those guides:

I have allowed all services on Mcafee except:

Mcrdsvc.exe
Mcxnettw.exe

I cannot find these on my computer!

I have looked in the c/windows/ehome folder as suggested but they are not there. 

The other guide suggests some different applications - system is the only one I can't find (it doesn't mean anything to me).  I have tried entering the ports into the firewall configuration to no avail.

Please help!

Using:

Windows Vista Home Premium
Mcafee Security Centre v 9.15
with Mcafee Personal Firewall 10.15

Regards,



Hi Jpd27,

Welcome to Microsoft Answers.

Looks like MacAfee is blocking Xbox 360, since you are able to use when it is turned OFF.

So I would suggest you to contact MacAfee for more information.

Also check the link “Which ports are required to be open for Xbox LIVE on your router or firewall’ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874

Diana
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Hello,

Thanks for your reply.

Can you tell me where to find:

Mcrdsvc.exe
Mcxnettw.exe

as  these are the 2 windows services that I need to unblock. 

Jp27

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I know I'm a few months late, but those files can be found at

c:\windows\ehome

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I think the settings for Vista are slightly different. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911728

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