Okay. Well, I'm surrendering my efforts to the forums in hopes one of you will be able to solve my issue. Firstly, my source of internet is a broadband mobile hotspot device courtesy of Sprint, and yes, it works because last time I connected to live I used that as my internet source. Alright, the backstory: A few months ago through hours of trials a tribulations I finally managed to get Xbox live working. I used it for a week using up all of my free 2-day gold passes, six in total because at the time, I did not have a 12 month pass. Fast forward to now, I've obtained a 12 month gold pass. I cannot remember for the LIFE of me how I got the bloody thing to work. I don't remember if I connected my 360 directly to the computer and got it to work that way, or connected it through a netgear wireless router that I have. If someone could please give me step by step instructions on how to set things up both ways, I'd appreaciate it greatly :).
PS: I've already tried the microsoft support and they were pretty much useless. :/