How do I configure my local network for media streaming?

By J0nny ·
Fix the following problems:

UPnP devices not visible in My Network Places

Shared folders not visible on other computers on local network


I want to stream media to my mobile (SE W705) via wi-fi. "Host" is Vaio S4XP with XP SP3, have been trying to setup network sharing / media streaming, alas with little success to date.

Running XP SP3 on Vaio laptop, started the services

computer browser
tcp/ip netbios helper
ssdp discovery
upnp host

Tried enabling upnp on the router, no affect. Read elsewhere this isn't required from streaming on local network, so disabled it again (on the router).

Enabled NetBios on wireless network (properties > tcp/ip properties > advanced), computer is on "workgroup" workgroup.

I've read that "If you run XP you can't play the media on other devices but they can play the content on XP.
In case of XP you probably have to enable UPnP first."

I have setup shared folders on my vaio, and can access them on the Vaio (\\vaio\shared) but not on other computers on the network. Also, I've set network sharing to "On" on my SE W705, but it is not visible in Workgroup / My network places.

I would like to stream music to my phone via wi-fi on my local network! My SE W705 is found when running upnptest.

I don't use WMP at all by the way (completely removed it) so any guidance please direct towards configuring winamp, if necessary.

I can ping my mobile ( from my Vaio (.100) but can't see Vaio on W705 or mobile in My Network Places.

Any ideas?!

Thanks guys

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