Xbox Live in Malaysia


While I have only tested this with my ISP, Telekom’s Streamyx, this method works pretty much everywhere. I have entered the configuration below into my router and voila, my NAT’s open.

Port Forwarding

Xbox Live! requires the following ports to be forwarded in order to operate correctly:

  • UDP 88
  • TCP 3074
  • UDP 3074

If you have no idea on port forwarding, you can check out There are step by step instructions for tons of routers, with step by step instructions on how to enable port forwarding.

Too Lazy?

If you’re too lazy to do all the above, just add set your Xbox 360’s IP as the DMZ and you’re done. :)


  1. Hey I’m having such a hard time to set up XBOX Live acc here. I’m from Malaysia and the locale is not supported here. You said you could so I was wondering if you could help me out here. Did you use the Singapore locale? How did you set up windows live account?

  2. It’s not launched officially in Malaysia yet. You need to set the locale to Singapore.

    First, you need to get a Live/Hotmail Account, which you can do so by going to

    If you want the free 1 month Xbox Live Gold Trial, you NEED to sign up via your Xbox itself.

    If you don’t need the free Gold Trial, you can register directly at

  3. extremely easy for tm connection just check your diagnostic tool(on the tm dial up) and then connection setting the ip,dns,subnet mask and username and password are required)then just say you are in singapore and fin

  4. I do not know how to set my xbox live. I do not know which ip address and dns server to use. I m confused. When i point my mouse to the internet lan icon in toolbar, should i get the ip address and dns server from the unidentified network or streamyx. So i tried both, during the connection settings in the xbox troubleshoot, my cables are connected and my ip addresses are configured. Next the dns server got error. I do not know what to do, can anyone help me? Plz….

  5. Benedict,

    How are you connecting the Xbox to the internet? Via a router or direct to your modem?

    If you’re connecting it via a router, set your Xbox IP to DHCP.

    If you’re connecting directly to the modem, you can configure your modem to dial to your ISP automatically via PPPOE.

  6. guys,

    my ps3 connected to my laptop and my laptop connected to the internet using a data card (celcom boradband). i’m having problem to connect to psn nowadays. last time was no problem i can play COD for hours.
    any ideas? pls help

  7. It IS possible, I signed up under the United States, with a 300kbps(YEP, thats like SLOW) modem with TMNet Streamyx as my ISP.

    At first I signed up at I got Silver membership FREE.

    Then I signed up AGAIN, under a different Gamertag on my Xbox 360 itself, and I got Gold, FREE for 1 month, and I am gonna go buy a Xbox LIVE 12 month prepaid card, at Silver X, Summit USJ, Selangor. It costs RM220.

    So there you have it, and to all the PS3 fanboys and haters, just get lost; doesnt mean that Sony officially launched PS3 here, you PS3 owners get special rights or some crap. It makes no difference, except you get to paste the red, white, blue and yellow flag on your PSN ID.

    Take note : Users with flashed, or ‘hacked’ Xbox 360s (the Xbox 360s that you get from the tauke that can play RM8 pirated DVDs) will NOT COMPLY with Xbox LIVE’s terms and conditions. Sign-up at your OWN RISK. Dont come crying to me if Microsoft sends you a ‘You have been banned’ note the next day.


    Feel free to add me, my Gamertag is AeroRazgriz

    Peace and love(at least, to the Xbox brand) :D

  8. Jesse u sux to the max. Kinda retarded arent you? Stop condemn other console which you dont like! You have no rights to come here and do that

  9. i hve a bit of prob in my xbox360…….just now i want to connect my xbox via ethernet cable but usualy i test the connection n it cant work…… kinda usin router with wifi together does it work with it? secondly,im usin pirated exept of ori cuz its cheaper, when i play online can they ban me for usin xbox live?n can i use xbox live in malaysia and buy xbox live membership card in malaysia? im kind of in a confusion moment please help!!!i need instruction on this….

  10. WARNING :
    My console xbox360 has been banned from XBOX LIVE because i live in Malaysia ( IP ADRESS ) and the account set in Singapore .

    New policy banned all console ( with no come back possible ) that doesn’t have the IP ADRESS in the country they set up their account in .

    MEANING i you don’t want your console xbox360 to be banned for life from connecting xboxlive ( CONSOLE ID ) you better wait malaysian xboxlive .

    You can find all info on the forum of look for my gamertag ” Dreamriser ” and read .


  11. ok i buy all original games. i wanna play xbox live. can any1 tell me where to get the xbox gold card? i live near KL. and will there be a problem if i sign up with like singapore acc but live in malaysia?

  12. can someone pls give a definitive answer? can a Malaysian play xbox live by registering under Singapore, safely(meaning I won’t get barred from xbox live) say … using tm’s unify? assuming d console has not been mod.

  13. hi,I’m new to xbox live…just bought black ops cd then also bought a 1600 ms points,wanted to purchase the escalation map pack 2 in market place…after i agree to purchase and download it,then it says the item isn’t available in your location….need help please…thanks

  14. Hie Thaweesak!

    Really interesting post you have here, thanks alot for it as it helped me alot!

    I finally decided to inch away from piracy, and got me an original Xbox 360 S Kinect(yay!). I am a Free Xbox LIVE user, and my Xbox 360 is registered under Singapore….

    Problem is this.. I am having the same problem as alfianbeckham (the guy who commented above me). Although Im a Free user, I noticed that I am not entitled to view certain videos, let alone download game extras if I was even a LIVE Gold member.
    For example, I recently bought a Gears of War Triple Pack which requires Xbox Live to download an extra game patch. According to the shopkeeper, I cannot download it because I am in Malaysia….

    Likewise, when I download videos frm Xbox Live, some of the videos cannot be downloaded. I get msgs like “isn’t available in your location.”

    I have been going around finding solutions, but havent found any. Please help and thank you!

    Any Malaysian Xbox 360 Live users…Add me!!! My gamertag is Sudhan88. hehe~ =P

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  16. I’m from malaysia and would like to play xbox live… do i have to register my email account (hotmail) under Singapore region or just have to set my console locale to Singapore? how can i purchase gold membership? through i did try to purchase but my billing information is set to US and i can’t change it… need helps… thanks a lot…

    • It doesn’t matter what your email is originally registered at. You will need to select the correct region when you’re registering for your Xbox Live account. Last I checked, Malaysia’s credit card works with the singaporean account.

      However, if you have created the american account and you intend to keep it, you can purchase Xbox Live points cards. You can find them from forum or playasia.

  17. Thanks for your prompt replied thaweesak… Can i check back what region i registered for my Xbox Live account? If yes, where can I check it? I’m quite new to Xbox Live account… Once again thanks for your information,..

    • Here’s a video that someone have posted on youtube that can help you determine the region of your registered account.

      They’ve redesigned the site recently, but I don’t think you will have any problem finding your region. Good luck!

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  19. dear carlos,
    1. i’ve got problem during updating software for my x-box 360, i’ve already followed the instruction was given from the x-box official web site,download update software to my flash drive, but when i try to install the software to my x-box, error 3080-xxx-xxx-xx occurred on my screen.. can anybody help me to solve this problem.

    2. can anybody told me, how can i update my software manually after i fix this problem..

  20. i’m a new xbox user…

    just would like to know what should i do if i want to play live?

    how can i check what region does my xbox live account attached to? – if i’m not mistaken through the tutorial from the above youtube video, my account was set to US region and i can’t change it…

    can i change the region setting? if yes then where should i change it?

    as for your info, my xbox NTSC-J and software was made in Singapore, so what type of live card should i buy in order to play live?

    really need help coz i’m quite blur of what to do to play live…

    Thanks a lot…

    • You can’t change region once you created your account.

      1 easy way to make sure you’re registered to the right region is by registering for a new account on your console itself. You will have to crete a new account for this though.

      If you’re on SG’s machine, which most of us here do anyways, get the card either from, playasia or get any of your friends to purchase it from SIngapore.

  21. i also am planning to get gold, i am using us locale right now but if i get gold should i use singapore’s locale? and is it safe to get it?
    (my xbox is original)

    • It depends on the region of Xbox Live you’re registered to.

      Let’s say you’re playing via Xbox Live SG, you will then have to get the Singapore’s Live cards.

      Same goes to US.

      • Like an idiot i set me locale to spain for some weird reason -_-…now if i want to buy live, cant i do it online through my xbox using maybank credit card??

        • Last I checked, you can’t change your account’s region once you’ve set it.

          The only option you have now is to register another account with Singapore as the region OR you can buy Microsoft Points for that specific region. I’d recommend you to stick with the more popular region though, like US or SG.

          All the best!

  22. hi guys….
    I bought Xbox360 Xbox360 in 2010 .. Its kind of arcade and not the slim .. my hard drive is original because shopkeepers were told that the Xbox360 slim hard drive is fake … but I can play pirated games for Xbox360 arcade not change the hard drive which is fake only a series of numbers on-cracked … so I’m going online via xboxlive is it safe? help me, I would like online xboxlive and now I support the original purchase due to online gaming but I am still in doubt .. please tells me the information that is useful for this ..can be anyone can tell this?????

    • If you can play pirated games on your Xbox, that means your console is modded.

      I’d advised you to stay away from Xbox Live if you don’t wanna be hit by the banhammer.

      Your option now is limited. Get a new unmodded Xbox if you if you really wanna play online.

  23. hey , i’m currently living in the uk and planning to go back to malaysia in a few months time for good . I’m also bringing my original xbox arcade (unmodded) along with me . The trouble is I have heard they dont support xbox live in malaysia . But i have friends on xbox live from johor , I wonder hw they do it ??

    • Your Xbox will work fine here. You should be able to connect to Live with the local ISPs without any trouble.

      However, you will have trouble finding games that work with your console here. Xbox games are region locked.

  24. Is there a way to buy a games on demand which has an error message that says ‘the games is not available in your location (country)’?

    I use SG account and I’m kinda pissed that the game that I wanna buy with MS Points is blocked due to unavailable in the location. They should not put the game in the list then or at least need to state which country is able to download the game.

    Does it have to do with changing IP address or DNS to Singapore location so I can buy the game?

  25. hai im having problem purchasing the microsoft point . where else in msia that i can purchase the point. tried the online purchase but failure!!!!

  26. Hi guys.. Where i can buy the xbox live prepaid card? I live in malaysia.. Can someone help me? Call me 012-6493603 hafiz.

  27. So relieved to find other xbox users here in Malaysia. Lately I’ve been trying to play online and yet there’s never been any available session. It’s like I’m all alone (which I possitively think I am). I hope it’s not because of my IP or location because I’m on local internet under Singapore location. I hope I’m just playing a not so popular game (NFS Hot Pursuit, Street Fighter 4 (just bought my xbox)). So please do add my gamertag, livesnextd00r :) 0 as in zero.

  28. So I registered my Xbox under SG but I live in Malaysia. And the games aren’t original. I may be banned for it. So if I am banned from it, can I play online and with original games or?

    • If you’re banned, they will block your console from connecting to live.

      Your Gamertag will be fine though. You will need to get another Xbox if you still wanna play online.

  29. I’m new to Xbox. I tried to play online but my gamer profile didn’t have the access for it. Why is that so? Are they any points I have to buy or something?

  30. Can I make a US account and use a Malaysian PayPal to buy items? US account got more features. Exm : movie,music. Singapore account got no voice command. Now Singapore account only got Home,Social,Games & Apps and Settings.

  31. haha, help…? I was playing around with the region changing, and I set it on “other”. now it wont let me change back. T^T how do I make my xbox go back to where it use to be.?

  32. I purchased this for $40 and I couldn’t have been more
    pleased. Since XBL decided to become pricks and increase the
    yearly price to $60, I didn’t want to bother dealing with
    playing online games anymore. But, I was lucky enough to
    notice that Amazon was selling the 12 Month Gold Card for
    $40 and the code worked as well. Happy days.

  33. Hi, I cannot connect to xbox live since purchase. I also see the guide how to repair the problem but still can’t. It is not i didn’t subscribe to live, but when i choose to update my xbox it keeps telling error.

  34. Hi Thaweesak,

    I’m a new user to XBOX. just bought xbox one. not yet play anything. original. unmod.

    using UNIFI line. Have a Malaysian hotmail account.
    1- if i register xbox live Singapore or US, do i need Spore or US hotmail account?
    2- let say i choose US account, then, i just but XLgold from US and can start download and enjoy all the contents right? because i read about Ip address, VPN. i dont have to change that right?
    3- i just need US address and set region to US and i can enjoy all the US contents right?

    if anyone ( else have info) can help me.

  35. TQ Thaweesak. so just to double confirm. i will xbox gold 12 months US version. i can download all contents from US store right. games, movies, games upgrade ( even thought my hotmail account is Malaysia-based) Will microsoft detect that my console not from US?
    (my console was set to US region).
    tqvm for the help

  36. hi, i am from malaysia. I use Xbox 360s. I try to connect to xbox live but he wrote dns error. my xbox connect directly to the modem … Plz help me ….

  37. hi, i am from malaysia. I use Xbox 360s. I try to connect to xbox live but he wrote dns error.saya my xbox connect directly to the modem. I use TM stremyx .. Plz help me …..

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