This guide is written to explain to current and potential Xbox live users around the world that it is not necessary to buy the “Startup Kit” just to use your Xbox 360 on Xbox live. Read below to find out how you can get free Xbox live without the purchase of a startup kit.

The first thing you will need to do is get your FREE 2 month Xbox live trial. To get the trial visit the link below. You will need this trial in order to proceed.


Once you have acquired your free 2 month Xbox live trial you can move on to the next step. The next step is to get a standard Ethernet cable and connect one end to an open port in your router and the other end into the Ethernet port on your Xbox 360.


Once connecting the cable you will then need to download and install the “xbconnect” software onto your computer. You can download the software from the link below:


Once you have downloaded the above software you just need to install it as you would with any other software on Microsoft Windows. Also you will need to register a new “xbconnect” account. You can register a new account through the software, which should prompt you to enter your login details or create a new account.


Next sign into by visiting the link below and sign into your .NET passport and create a profile for Xbox Live.


The last step is to test your new creation! To finally test and ultimately use your FREE Xbox live is to put an Xbox live compatible game disc into the Xbox 360 drive and load it up just as you usually would. Once your game loads up you need to select the appropriate option which would let you play over normal Xbox live e.g. “Play On Xbox Live”. Once you have selected the appropriate menu object you can then proceed to setup your Xbox live account just like any other paying Xbox live user would. Once you have done this you officially have free Xbox live.

Be sure to follow the guide above precisely to make certain that your new free Xbox live account functions just as every other paying user’s account does. Enjoy your newfound Xbox knowledge.