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The Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) feature of Microsoft Windows allows you to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers connected to a small office/home office (SOHO) network. When using Media Streaming (or other third party DLNA services) in Windows, it is recommended that you disable ICS. Because ICS modifies the routing of some networking protocols on the host PC, it can interfere with UPnP and DLNA services such as Media Streaming. This can cause functionality to stop working and prevent other Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Xbox 360 clients, and other third party media players from streaming content from the Windows PC.
Third party DLNA servers will likely not work with Internet Connection Sharing and these scenarios are not supported by Microsoft. It may be possible to configure Media Streaming to function while ICS is enabled though this is also not recommended nor supported.
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The following guide provides information on how to enable Media streaming on Windows. If followed, this guide should allow you to stream media to other DLNA devices including the Xbox 360. Note that in all instances the Internet Connection Sharing service is disabled.
Part 1: Turn on required services.
Part 2: Check network and sharing settings. The network and sharing settings in Windows must be configured properly in order to share information with an Xbox 360 console. These settings vary, depending on the version of Windows that the customer is using.
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Article ID: 2708755 - Last Review: January 11, 2013 - Revision: 9.0