How to solve problems with your Xbox Live Connection if you get a error codes status report on creation of a Live account:
After you hooked everything up to go live, checked the network settings and did the test, there should not be a blank screen.
Xbox Live is normally not experiencing errors or even down.
Use the Xbox Live Compatible networking equipment and a Xbox Live Compatible Internet service provider. There should no trouble configuring this equipment and accessing Xbox Live.
To check the status of your Xbox Live connection go to the the Xbox Dashboard
Click the System area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Network Settings, there you should select Test Xbox Live Connection.
After the test in the More Info section you can Edit Settings like: IP Settings, DNS Settings, PPPoE Settings and Advanced Settings. Set it up properly.
When you try to ‘join xbox live’ it should not show failed anymore