How to Set Up Norton Firewall for Streaming With an Xbox 360 and a PC

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How to Set Up Norton Firewall for Streaming With an Xbox 360 and a PC
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The Xbox 360 is compatible with two other Microsoft media player programs: Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. Configuring either program to stream content to the Xbox 360 is a well-documented, simple process. However, a personal firewall, such as the firewall in Norton, can block the Xbox 360's access to those media files. Customise access restrictions in Norton, allowing the console to stream music, photos and videos to your television through your Xbox 360.

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  1. 1

    Start the Norton Internet Security program.

  2. 2

    Select "Personal Firewall" from the "System Status" menu, located as the central panel in the program.

  3. 3

    Select the "Configure" button, located in the right panel. A new window will appear where you can set up your firewall settings.

  4. 4

    Click the "Programs" button from the top of the page. This will allow you to view and make changes to your firewall security.

  5. 5

    Add the following files by clicking the "Add" button then searching for and double-clicking the necessary files; they will all be listed under "WINDOWS\ehome":

    Ehexthost.exe Ehshell.exe Mcrdsvc.exe Mcrmgr.exe Mcxnettw.exe Svchost.exe

  6. 6

    Choose "Permit All" for each file that you add. Adding these files and permitting them will allow your PC to stream media to your Xbox 360.

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