You can use TELNET or any other socket client to connect and control your Media Center. To see all available commands type "help" in your console.


The network server runs on port 40500. this is the default port for the local Media Center. Every Extender is connected by adding the extender user numeration to the default port.

Every extender creates a unique user account on your Media Center machine. e.g. Mcx1-MachineName. For this extender the port will be 40501.
You can take a look at C:\Users to see which extender users are available.
  • Standard port: 40500
  • Extender port: 40500 + Extender User (e.g. 40501)

Last edited Oct 21, 2009 at 12:04 PM by pantarhei, version 3


HamishAhern Oct 15, 2011 at 8:18 PM 
The latest sourcecode appears to have changed the default port to 40510

HamishAhern Oct 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM 
Telnet isn't installed by default on Vista or Windows 7, go to control panel and then to Programs & features and click on "Turn Windows Features on or off" to add TELNET.