how to system link?

#1Kia123AminiPosted 12/16/2012 7:53:17 PM
My friends and I are trying to get a system link going. The wire is connected, and the dashboard network is listed as "system link". However, the system won't put us in the same game/lobby. Has anyone come across this problem/ any solutions? Google and Microsoft support didn't help.

Also, we aren't connected to live, if that helps.
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#2BurningNovaFirePosted 12/16/2012 7:57:06 PM
Try changing the network settings in the Halo 4 menu. There should be on for system link.
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#3halorecon87Posted 12/16/2012 8:00:04 PM
Are you using a router or direct cable connection? Have both systems been updated to the most recent software? How many people in the party?
#4VeluxierPosted 12/16/2012 8:05:01 PM
To join a player in System Link, you have to press X to open the roster, select said player with the A button, then select Join Player.

This is after setting the Network to System Link.
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#5Kia123Amini(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2012 9:04:58 PM
halorecon87 posted...
Are you using a router or direct cable connection? Have both systems been updated to the most recent software? How many people in the party?


Big thanks to those who replied. The system link is on in the dashboard; is there a separate option to activate it in halo 4?

We're using a direct connection (a wire that connects the two systems two systems directly). And they are updated. We have 3 people on one console, 4 people on another.
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#6MoukaryuuPosted 12/16/2012 9:13:34 PM
Can you do a crossover connection? I thought you had to use a switch at this point.
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#7halorecon87Posted 12/16/2012 9:19:00 PM
OK it is unlikely the connection, on the start menu under the network settings in the game you should be able to see 3 or 4 options: local, system link, Xbox live, xbl party. As long as the indicator is on system link you should be good, then exit out of the start menu and press "x" you should be able to join your friends by selecting their gamer tag. If it states "not joinable" you may need to connect each console to live and start the game to get the latest halo 4 updates.
#8Kia123Amini(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2012 9:30:33 PM
^We tried that, it didn't work. The "join" option is locked. Both consoles are on the most recent firmwares.

Moukaryuu posted...
Can you do a crossover connection? I thought you had to use a switch at this point.


Pardon my naivety, but what is a crossover connection, and how do I establish one?
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#9halorecon87Posted 12/16/2012 9:37:37 PM
Just found this on the boards credit goes out to the poster:


"kilbirnieman
Posted 11/6/2012 12:20:23 PM

I've been having some trouble with a friend joining parties, and I've found a system link solution.

Go to dashboard, and go to network settings.

From there, go to advanced settings.

Select "Create Ad-hoc network".

Choose a name for it.

Now get any other player to connect to it by going into network settings and advanced settings, and choosing "connect to unspecified network". Type in the chosen network name.

Now go into Halo 4, and set network in game to system link. All players who did this should appear in the list!

Hope this helps anyone with the same problem!

Enjoy!"
#10halorecon87Posted 12/16/2012 9:40:01 PM
I've been able to play without a router/switch on reach but never tried on halo 4, so far ive always used a router.