Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me nobody has an answer to this.
I'll clarify my situation. I can change the network type in Vista to Private,
after which I can stream files on my 360. If I reboot my PC, the settings
remain as I left them. When I turn on my 360 and attempt to stream a file,
the settings revert to public and file sharing is turned back off.
In another thread a tech told me I could make exceptions in windows firewall
to solve the issue, but he didn't give specifics and won't reply to my
queries now. It would be nice to see someone post a detailed solution.
Apparently the fact that I have 2 network connections on my mobo has
something to do with it. My 360 is connected to the internet through ICS.
I would really appreciate it if someone could reply to this post. If you
don't know the solution, a simple "we're working on it" would suffice. Thank
you for your time.
"Wessel Troost" wrote:
> We've got this simple setup with internet connection sharing:
> ADSL Modem -> PC1 -> PC2
> Both PC's run Vista. PC1 shares the internet connection using ICS.
> The connection between PC1 and PC2 is marked "Private" on both PC's,
> but sometimes Vista forgets this, and marks the network as "Public"
> again. This stops PC2 from accessing the internet, or PC1 from reading
> shares on PC2, and so on.
> Solving this requires a reboot or "ipconfig /renew" on PC2, and then
> marking the network as private again on both computers. The issue is
> reproducable by booting PC2 before PC1. I've explained the users how
> to do that, but they are not happy about it.
> Is there a way to tell Vista that the network is really private?
> Is there a way to turn off the private/public "smart" behaviour