I recently installed Windows 7 Professional.
To start with, its great when you compare it to Vista or even XP. In lay man’s term, Windows 7 is blend of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
But enough of talking about Win 7, this post is about connecting PS3 to windows 7 for Media Sharing.
For the folks who just managed to install windows 7 and then attempted to share their media on PS3, you would be getting an error which says
“Access to the Media server is not allowed. It is possible that the system name has not been registered. Check the settings for the media server”
You might have checked the Library sharing setting of Windows Media Player 12, but you ain’t got any Sharing support over there.
Here is the Solution -
Before we proceed I would request you to note down the MAC address of your PS3
You can find your PS3 MAC address in
1) System Setting > System Information
2) Network Settings. (Scroll towards bottom)
Once you note down the Mac address then on your PC go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Advance Sharing Settings.
Then you need to make sure:
- Network Discovery is ON
- File & Printer Sharing is ON
After that click on Media Streaming options.
Once you are done with it you would see a window of Media Sharing
On the Show devices drop bar, select All Networks
Then you would see some Unknown device / devices.
Double click each Unknown device to see the MAC address of the device. If the address matches your PS3 MAC address then allow that device for media sharing.
Tada.. You would now be able to share your media (If your firewall is not blocking media access)
Update : Thanks for vasistep
Here is an update. With the latest updates in Windows 7, you also need to make sure the following setting
Open “Services” (just type on the start search bar)
In that make sure you have set Windows Media Player Sharing Service on “Automatic”. Also set LogOn as “Local System”
Update – 03/15/2011