I have successfully got connection between the Xbox 360 and my Win XP Pro system. Xbox via wireless to Netgear router, XP wired to said router. (BTW the router is NOT on the Xbox Live qualified list, it's a WGR614v5)
I can do slide shows of my JPEGs OK. (And the Xbox gets onto Xbox live just fine).
I thought that I should be able to stream limited video (is it WMA only?) to the Xbox from the PC, but can't find how to do this. At some point I find a message which tells me that I'm using 811g and this could be a problem for streaming and I should switch to 811a (which I thought was the original REALLY slow one???)
But I just can't find a screen that would let me into the folders of the XP system to show a movie file. Any ideas?
Second question about installation. The Xbox gave me an 8 digit number and said I should go to pcsetup at the xbox website and it would ask me for this number at the PC end. It never did, but it finds the Xbox OK. Is this a problem (not asking for the number)? Back at the Xbox, it says I should leave the Xbox at this screen while I do the pcsetup. I did this, but even after pcsetup, this screen is a dead-end at the Xbox end. It can never go further (such as via the green button).
Finally, I tried doing the above setup on a second PC on my home LAN, but the Xbox can only see the first XP system. Should I be able to see both or is it limited to one only? The second PC can see the Xbox. I tried resetting the Win firewall on both by clicking that button.
PS I am well experienced with computers in general (over 40 years of computer experience), and Win XP in particular, but this is my first gaming console, so forgive me if I am asking naive questions!