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Hi,

I have installed Connect 360 and it doesn't seem to work. Despite my Xbox being powered on and sharing enabled my Mac can't see my Xbox.

I have my Xbox plugged into a router downstairs and the iMAc set up via Aiport. My iMac can connect fine to the same router for the internet.

I used to stream movies, music to the Xbox via a similar set up using a Windows PC. And it is (was) a real cool feature.

Any advice? Are there any other programmes I can use to do this? I am tempted to just use Bootcamp and go into Windows when I need to stream but I'd like to leave that OS behind.
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This is likely to be a firewall issue. Make sure you have the port that Connect360 uses open.

According to the Connect 360 site you'll need to open TCP port 9335 and UDP port 1900.

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Cheers. Er how do I open the ports? Do I need to go into my router settings or is it through the Mac OS?
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Cheers. Er how do I open the ports? Do I need to go into my router settings or is it through the Mac OS?
For the Mac. Go to System Preferences-Network-Sharing-Firewall
From there you can add new ports. It should say "new" or "add".
There will ne a drop down menu to select specific ports or "other" if its not listed.

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I don't think Connect 360 works with mixed networks. Both the Mac and Xbox need to be either connected by ethernet cable, or wirelessly. This is why I use Rivet instead.

http://cynicalpeak.com/rivet/
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Connect360 DOES work with mixed networks but it does rely on your router handling the network traffic correctly. Most modern upnp compatible routers should be fine.

You can always try connecting both the mac and xbox by cable while you debug. This will help prove it either way or email Nullriver with the details of your router and see if there are any known issues with it.

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I'll try those things when I get home. Is Rivet any better than Connect 360? I have yet to buy Connect 360.
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I'll try those things when I get home. Is Rivet any better than Connect 360? I have yet to buy Connect 360.
Give the Rivet demo a try, see if it works for you. I'm going to try connect360 tonight, thanks to mrplow (I'm assuming the latest version has fixed a lot of stuff from when I originally tried it out).

They both have folder support now, however Rivet's advantage is that it preserves folder structures. (http://www.versiontracker.com/php/fe...80515134514809)
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It's a pity there is no free programme like Tversity.
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was working just great but after a break of a couple of weeks; i found the same problem.
The connect 360 pane doesnt show the xbox and on the xbox if i try to select the computer in the 'select source' section; it says ' no computers found'.
if i 'test connection', the pc selected comes up as 'failed'. if i request more info there; it actually says'' Media sharing software includes Windows Media Player, Zune and windows media connect. you can only connect using one of these programs''.
:-(
someone please help!!
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I got it working but I am using an older version.
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I just installed connect 360 on my mac and I have to say, the process was WAY easier than connecting my windows comp to my 360... ironic, isn't it?
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Anyone know if the new update solves the issue with Leopard's firewall?
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help! unable to connect360 to xbox360/mac & vice versa

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can someone please help me with this, its drivin me nuts!

ok so all forums lead to how good connect360 is & what it does, but there are no real tips on how to troubleshoot.

i am unable to see my xbox with connect360

i have installed it, its in the prefpane, loads but does not connect to xbox...

i have a linksys WAG160N wireless router, i have connected the xbox to this via ethernet, & run xbox live with no problems..

i have connected thru ethernet to xbox, & to my mac wirelessly thru airport, i have also tried turning off airport & connecting directly to my laptop thru ethernet via another port....

my xbox, can not detect mac, it fails on pc connections, & the mac can not see the xbox, on connect360...

can someone tell me what i am doing wrong?
can someone please give me a detailed description of what i need to do, i have tried everything, including messing with ip addresses, & firewalls etc... but no luck, i really want this to work.. HELP!!!

everyone else seems to be able to connect without problems, why cant i?
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Anyone having trouble playing mp3s since the NXE update?
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