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Xbox live I am trying to put in my new gold card. But, it wont let me sign into Xbox Market place. When i press test conection, it say my DNS ins wrong. But, my brother looked up are internet connection info the other day. it's right. I had live befor so i dont know why it wont work. thanks

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Re: xbox live

Live goes down randomly everyday now after christmas. You can check the status of Xbox live on They usually will post a report when they are having problems. I guess all the new Xbox owners after christmas are clogging up the Live system and it can't handle everyone. Very aggrevating. They need to get their servers upgraded... fast. Nothing like paying monthly for something and not being able to use it because a ton of other people are using the free one month trial that comes with the system.

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How do i set up live

In order to set up an xbox live account you need a few things. First is an internet connection to the Xbox itself. Secondly is an email account, as you need this to set up the live account. Third is an Xbox live subscription for gold if you intend to play games online. When you set up your account, you will be allotted 1 month free of gold subscription, after that, you can buy gold subscription cards at walmart, or kmart, or radio shack. An Xbox live silver subscription is free and allows you to download game content and movies and such, but not play games online. When you connect your box to the internet, you sign in with your profile and your then already on an xbox live silver subscription. You can upgrade to gold again buy either buying a gold card, and entering the code, by redeeming your code through, there is a tab after you push the dashboard button. Or you can choose to put in your credit card information, and have it charge you monthly, three months, or even yearly!

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Xbox Live: Creating an Xbox Live Profile

To create an Xbox LIVE enabled gamer profile from your Xbox 360 console, follow these steps: 1. Make sure that the Internet connection is correctly configured on the Xbox 360 console. For more information about how to connect to Xbox Live, visit the following Microsoft Web site: ( 2. If you are signed in to a gamer profile, move to the Xbox Live section of the Xbox Dashboard, and then select the Yes, Sign out option. 3. In the Xbox Live section, select the Join Xbox Live option, and then press the A button. 4. Press the A button again. 5. Follow the directions on the screen.

You are prompted to provide information and select preferences for the following items during the account creation process: • Gamer picture
Select the image to associate with the gamer profile. • Xbox Live Gamer Zone
Select one of the following zones that matches the style of gameplay that you prefer: • Pro • Recreation • Family • Underground • Information sharing with MicrosoftInformation sharing with third-parties Membership type
Select a Silver or Gold Xbox Live membership. • Payment instrument
If you have a paid membership, the instrument may be a credit card, Microsoft Points, or a subscription code number.You can start creating a gamer profile in several ways: • During the initial setup of the Xbox 360 console, select the Create New Profile option.

Note You can also run setup from the System section of the Xbox Dashboard. • In the Games section of the Xbox Dashboard, select the Create New Profile option. • In the Xbox Live section of the Xbox Dashboard, select the Create New Profile option.

Note If you are signed in to an existing gamer profile, press the X button, sign out of the current gamer profile, and then select the Create New Profile option. • In the Xbox Guide, select the Create New Profile option when you are not signed in to an existing gamer profile. • Create a gamer profile on the Web site.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 908628 ( How to create a gamer profile by using the Web site After you create a gamer profile, you can access or sign in to the profile in two different ways: • In the Media, Games, Xbox Live or Marketplace sections of the Xbox Dashboard. Select the Sign In option, and then press the A button. Select the appropriate gamer profile. • In the Xbox Guide, select the Sign In option when you are not signed in to an existing gamer profile, and select the gamer profile that you want.

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I bought a xbox live card cant fine were to put the numbers to get xbox live

Those features that you cant use are the access. Go to anything that requires xbox live in the main menu and press it. It should then give you a option to connect to xbox live. then you simply follow the on screen instructions and its done!

Dec 29, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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When I put in my account info then it says creating it fails

did you create am account to their website if you do
please follow these steps:

1.test xbox live connection,to test the xbox live connection you need to press the guide button,then go to the settings blade,select system settings,then network settings,then select test xbox live connection.once you have the result that XBOX Live is up and running then proceed to the next step
2.the next step is recovering of the gamertag,press the guide button,select recover gamertag,it will ask for your gamertag that you have created from the xbox website,then it will ask for the email and password (Note:this is the email that you register from the live website which,once you enter this information it will says:Downloading,once the download is complete,it will ask if you wanna join the xbox live gold subscription,you have 2 options you can purchase the subscription using a credit card and the second is thru a prepaid card if you choose to you use the prepaid card please select im not interested or i dont want to join xbox live,then it will ask to create a avatar,the avater is the animated character of you,and once your done with creating the avatar,and it is done

NOTE:for those who would like to use a prepaid card please follow these steps: the guide button
2.go to the marketplace blade redeem code
4.please enter the code from the peel off card ,it will ask for the email and password associated with the gamertag
NOTE:every country has it's own domination,make sure that your address will be the same where you bought the prepaid card

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and after redeeming code you can play the matching game with other gamers

Jun 15, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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Ok i have xbox live but i dont have the full xbox live like i can go on the but it wont let me get demos or just get to the market place

Right. You have a "silver" account. In order to get demos or play against anyone you need to upgrade to a "gold" account. You can either use a debit card or buy a 3 month, or 12 months card at most retail shops.

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Can't connect to Xbox Live

mtu is not working cant hook up xbox live

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Wahat do you do at actiaviton.

Your free trial subscription code is located at the bottom of the 48-Hour Gold Trial Card included in specially marked Xbox Live-enabled games

Activate Your Account
  1. Connect your Xbox 360™ to a broadband Internet connection.
  2. Press the Xbox Guide button and, in the Xbox 360 Dashboard, select Xbox Live.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your Xbox Live Silver account.
  4. Sign in to Xbox Live from the Xbox 360 Dashboard.
  5. Select Xbox Live Marketplace.
  6. Select Redeem Prepaid Card or Promotional Code; when prompted, enter your code, and you are all set to go!

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My xbox 360 says its connected to the internet, but it wont sign in on xbox live

To troubleshoot your Xbox Live connection from the Xbox Dashboard:
  1. Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Test Xbox Live Connection.
  4. After the system has completed its tests, select More Info to learn more about your network, paying close attention to any test that failed.

    In each case, the More Info section will offer tips for correcting the conditions preventing you from accessing Xbox Live.
  5. Select Edit Settings to adjust your:
    • IP Settings (including IP address, subnet mask, and gateway)
    • DNS Settings (including primary and secondary DNS servers)
    • PPPoE Settings (including user name, password, and service name)
    • Advanced Settings (including host name and altern

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When you get to the Market place scroll down with your D-pad and stop on Redeem Code, insert the code info from your new card, select the profile you want to associate it with and that should update your account with your new paid subscription.

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You need to go to and sign up for xbox live before you can sign in.

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