Tip & How-To about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

How to set up Xbox LIVE for beginners.

First of all, you need either a valid credit card, or a prepaid Xbox LIVE card.

Alright, now you need high speed internet that uses an Ethernet cord to bridge your connection. Plug into the back of your console. (There is a gray Ethernet cord supplied with most Xbox's.)

Plug it into where the "Ethernet cable" arrow is pointing, the bottom port. The top one is an USB port.

Now, go to your dashboard and go to your setting. (All the way to the right on your main dashboard channel) Run a connection test to verify that you have a connection to Xbox LIVE. If everything good, then let's move on.

Press the center guide button on your controller and choose "Join Xbox LIVE". Have your valid credit card and/or your prepaid Xbox LIVE card ready. Put in all of your personal details. Once you have all of your personal details and preferences filled out, then you're done!

!!!IMPORTANT!!! IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CHILD OR WHOEVER IS USING THIS TO CHARGE A LOT OF MONEY TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BUYING MICROSOFT POINTS, WHICH IS MICROSOFT CURRENCY ON THE XBOX FOR THE MARKETPLACE, THEN DON'T INSERT YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER, JUST USE A PREPAID CARD!

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how do you get xbox live


First you would have to connect your Xbox to the internet. Steps for this can be seen on xbox.com. Assuming you have already connected it to the internet, you can either purchase an Xbox live gold membership with a credit card on xbox.com, or use a prepaid subscription card and enter the code on the xbox live marketplace. Good luck!

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What do I need for my sons xbox to play "live"?


internet connetion hook it throgh wireless adapter of cat-5 cable hit join xbox live it will tell you how to hook it up and you will get a free trial its really simple all you need at first is a valid email after that trial you can but cards or use a credit card but that takes aditional info

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How Can You Get On Xbox Live?


For you to get on xbox live please follow these steps:
1.create an email or associate your existing email thru www.live.com
2.click sign up
3.If you are using a hotmail,MSN,or live email account you dont need to create a new one
4.If you have a existing email please click " Or use your own email " but if you dont have existing email please use the form to create a new one
5. please enter the information needed,what i suggest please enter your real information and not a bogus one and please do remember your email address that you have created or use and also the password and please make sure when you selected a secret question you have to enter the secret answer and you need to remember it

Now,the requirements for xbox live are as follows:
1.you must need a internet service with DSL or cable internet with one of the internet service provider
2.please use the compatible network devices for xbox console
-cisco (linksys)
- belkin
-ASUS
-buffalo technology
-D-link
-netgear
-SMX networks
-tenda
-sweex
-zyxel

Now if you have the requirements and your done with creating a Windows Live ID please follow the steps:
1.go to the xbox dashboard
2. go to my xbox
3.select join xbox live
4.it will prompt you that you need to enter tour email address and password (email address that you associated with Windows Live ID )
5.it will ask you to create a gamertag ( i suggest create a gamertag that doesnt contain any malicious,profane,distriminating and foul words)
6.it will prompted you that you need to choose a Gold subcription in order for you go play online (note: you need to have a credit card)
* now if you dont have a credit card please select " no"
Note:there are 2 ways to subcribe for xbox live gold subscription (1) using a credit card (2) thru prepaid card,you can buy prepaid card xbox live Gold subcription thru any stores

7. now once you have completed the request it will ask you to create a avatar or the mini self in your xbox
8.it will prompt you that you need to test xbox live connect select yes and then another prompt will ask you to sent a copy of xbox test connection result when prompted select yes

thanks and have blessed day

Just follow the steps

Jun 21, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade

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i need to know how i can get xbox live with the ethernet cable


1.Simply connect your xbox 360 to the internet with the Ethernet cable. Go from the xbox 360 to a router or directly to your internet source; internet modem or internet cable if you have fiber optic internet connection.
2. Turn on your xbox 360 and go to the xbox live tab.
3. Go wher it says Join and follow instructions.
You can put your credit card info. or buy a prepaid xbox live card

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