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#1 cho


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:58 AM

I am getting the following error when trying to access the Workgroup (SMB) bookmark on XB Media Center:

Error - 1073741772: Share not available

I am able to access everyone's computer on the network if I manually enter in bookmarks into the xml file like this:


However, when I go to acess the workgroup bookmark it comes up with the above error. The bookmark for workgroup is default as follows:

<name>WORKGROUP (SMB) Network</name>

Manually entering everyone's computer on the network isn't too bad a workaround, but it's rather annoying, particularly if someone joins onto the network and I want to stream from their pc.

Our network setup is fairly simple, just a router/modem accessing ADSL and running a DHCP server to all the computers on the network. The xbox is set to static IP on, however it makes no difference if I don't use static IP, I still get the problem.

Xbox OS: Evox +3935
Kernel: 1.00.5101.01
XBMC version: XBMC 2005-06-04-PIMPED
I think my modchip is an Alladin.

I have had this problem with all versions of XBMC, doesn't seem to make any difference.

I think that's about all the information I can provide about the network/problem. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

#2 MameManiac


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:10 AM


thats how your smb should look like, you need to put in your network cards ip not your xbox's ip.

#3 DJ_Phatic


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:04 PM

I too was having this problem, i seem to have fixed the problem, hopefully this will work for you as well.

in the xboxmediacenter.xml file I have setup the Samba settings as follows

<smbsharename>(SMB) Network</smbsharename>

After transferring the file over, I deleted the following folders:

E:/UDATA/0face008/ and E:/TDATA/0face008/

Now XBMC fines the workgroup correctly and i am able to get stuff from the network.

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