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Cannot sign up for xbox live

I have a direct Ethernet inport connection for my xbox 360 and when i go to connect to xbox live it seems to work at first, i went to sign up, created a gamer tag, wrote in my email and then when i clicked on sign in, it says "cannot sign in, try again later" i have tried many times but this always happens, what can I do?

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This is probably because you need to open a port (port forwarding)for xbox live if you are using a router. The xbox should signal this when you are setting it up, as it needs to be given an ip address from your router and it will inform you of the port number it requires to connect so as you can allow the port to open against the ip address the xbox has been given this is usually found in the virtual servers menu or port forwarding.

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Have you tried running the troubleshooter (if so, wat did it say?)

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    Number 1 - If your ethernet cord is going from a modem straight to your 360, then get your modem replaced by your ISP.
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    Number 2 - If you have it going to a routerfrom a modem, then go to your 360 main screen, scroll to the far right 'System' blade, select the 4th choice 'Network Settings', and test your Xbox LIVE Connection. It will ask you to sign out. Select yes.

    Results should come up (for wired router)

    Network Adapter - Wired
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    MTU - Confirmed
    ICMP - Confirmed
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    NAT - (either moderate, opened, or strict)

    If all those are the same, the problem has nothing to do with the xbox itself and you need a new router, or modem.

    If results come out to be
    ''Network Adapter - Disconnected''
    After test is run (and your 360 is connected properly to your router AND modem then you have a hardware problem. Whether the problem is in the 360 or the router/modem is easy to test.

    Connect the modem directly to the 360 via ethernet. If this fixes the problem, the router is fail.

    If you can get on the internet wirelessly and grounded on a computer, the 360 is busted.

    Sorry it took me so long to explain that, but i hope it helps you.

    Best of luck

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    if you want to play online, with other people i am assuming? then what you would want is xbox live. you do have to setup a stable internet connection in order to connect to the internet*. and also you do have to pay a membership fee in order to stay in xbox live.

    * and if you want to connect xbox live, you need a cable or dsl connection, either you need an ethernet cable or a pre-tuned wireless usb that is made only for the xbox 360. and also, you would need a cable/dsl company that is accepted by xbox live. and then go to the xbox 360 dashboard, then, click "join membership",

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    setup an ethernet connection either directly, or with a router/hub, then go the system settings, and click, "computers" and then click connect. but this path way is only to create a connection to the computer.

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