i posted a thread about this under hardware, thinking the problem was related to my PC, as i was experiencing some problems on my windows 7 media center PC, but its working fine now and my 360 media center interface remains slow, so i think there must be another problem. my hardware setup is as follows:
Shuttle SP35P2 PRO • Q6600 • 4GB(2 x 2GB) GSKILL DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) • Visiontek ATI
Radeon 3850 256MB • 22” Samsung 226BW • 160GB Maxtor HD (system drive)
• 500GB Samsung HD • 1.5TB Seagate HD (Recorded TV Drive) •Windows 7 64
Home Premium • HDHomerun Digital Cable Tuner • Ethernet connection to
Microsoft Xbox360 with HD-DVD Add-On (Media Center Extender) • 40" Sony
1080P LCD TV
i have verified that my hard drive and hdhomerun are not the problem, as ive disconnected both and the problem remains. so evidently this must be a network-related issue with windows 7 and my hardware. i experienced no problems with windows vista, so the issue is somehow windows7 related. windows7 tells me my network drivers are all current. the manufacturer of my NIC has a more recent update, but it somehow destroyed the bandwidth on my network, so i backed it off and am using the drivers that windows 7 selected. when i configure my network in the 360 media center, i have full HD bandwidth. however, there are 5-10 second delays every time i push a button on the remote. its extremely aggrivating. if anyone has suggestions on how to fix this, please let me know. thanks.
Try forcing your gigabit NIC to 100mbps full duplex... I seem to have negotiation problems between my gigabit net cards in the Media center and my 100mbps central switch. forcing MCE to a lower setting seems to speed up the menus a bit... the problem seems to be with my slow switch (and getting the wife/CFO funding needed to fix it).
thanks, i'll give that a shot. my gigabit nic is connected to a gigabit router and i currently have it set to 1000mbps full fuplex. ill see if slowing things down fixes things. i should probably have added that i have another windows7 PC and it is able to watch recorded programming that is stored on my other PC flawlessly, although that is over a wireless connection.
well that didnt work... but i got some interesting results.
after setting the NIC to 100mbps full duplex, i can connect to media center in the 360, however, whenever i try to start watching a recorded tv program, the media center interface on my 360 will freeze for about 10 seconds before telling me "connection terminated" and to contact microsoft. i restarted the 360 several times and this kept happening.
You might want to check out this thread http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/t/81309.aspx?PageIndex=12 I know it is a lot to read but, worth it. Seems that depending on the type of NIC your Win7 PC has and the switch you have can cause issue.
One of the suggestions is if you have a Internet Router with 100MB ports try plugging your XBOX into the router and put all your gigbit devices on the gig switch. There are other suggests for changing the advanced settings on the NIC. Also, if you have RealTek Network cards they can have issues which require modifying the advanced settings.
I have the RealTek network card in my PC but, have to get back with you on the advanced setting changes I made. What I did for my configuration which works for me is I have the Media Center PC and two Xbox 360s going to a D-Link DGS-2208 Gig Switch. I have my HDHomeRun going directly to a dedicated 100MB NIC in the PC.
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It's the NIC!!! I had been pulling my hair out with this for over a month! Then I read this forum. Basically logged into device manager and saw that my integrated motherboard/NIC was a RealTek. I tried everything else from router configurations with uPNP, to duplex, full-duplex, etc. I figured I would try throwing in an old Linksys NIC (especially keeping in mind that I have a Linksys router so I figured they should work well together) I had and giving it a go. Sure enough, it worked!!!
1) click "Start"2) right-click "My Computer"3) click "Properties"4) click "Device Manager"5) click the PLUS (+) sign next to "Network adapters"6) If you see anything that says "Realtek", either uninstall it and install something else (Linksys NIC worked for me), or if it is integrated into the motherboard then just install something else and use that.7) Do not forget to plug the Ethernet cable into the new NIC.