Halo 1 & 2 for PC
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Subject: I need some help...
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So for some reason, when I try to log in to Windows Live using my XBL account, it gives me an error. When I check the network settings, it says that my internet ip address is not signed in, my system link address is not active, and my UPnP is not signed in.

I'm a derp when it comes to computers, and I ultimately have no idea what I'm even doing. I tried to look for help on xbox.com, but I ended up switching my priority from Ethernet to Wi-Fi, or something... I don't even know if that was necessary... It did nothing.

I have heard talks of opening specific ports, but what would that do with my ip address? Keep in mind that...

Also, I'm using Windows 8 on a Pavilion g6, so the way this computer accesses menus is completely new to me. This is my first laptop. My computer is horrible, as it runs on XP and it is so terribly slow I can hardly run CE on it. Thus, I am using this so go easy on my nooby approach to computers.

I'm under the obvious impression that this forum is dead, but I'm not going to the Flood about this. If anyone helps me, thank you for your time.

[Edited on 11.27.2012 8:28 PM PST]

  • 11.27.2012 8:26 PM PDT

First of all, are you trying to play Halo 1 or Halo 2 online? I can't understand.
Secondly, can you surf the internet with your laptop?

  • 11.28.2012 3:17 AM PDT


Posted by: NickIsBest
So for some reason, when I try to log in to Windows Live using my XBL account, it gives me an error. When I check the network settings, it says that my internet ip address is not signed in, my system link address is not active, and my UPnP is not signed in.

I'm a derp when it comes to computers, and I ultimately have no idea what I'm even doing. I tried to look for help on xbox.com, but I ended up switching my priority from Ethernet to Wi-Fi, or something... I don't even know if that was necessary... It did nothing.

I have heard talks of opening specific ports, but what would that do with my ip address? Keep in mind that...

Also, I'm using Windows 8 on a Pavilion g6, so the way this computer accesses menus is completely new to me. This is my first laptop. My computer is horrible, as it runs on XP and it is so terribly slow I can hardly run CE on it. Thus, I am using this so go easy on my nooby approach to computers.

I'm under the obvious impression that this forum is dead, but I'm not going to the Flood about this. If anyone helps me, thank you for your time.

2 things to try. If Halo 2 is saying you DON'T have an internet connection (an error i used to have), it could well be because of Xfire. Whenever i had Xfire running, Halo 2 would refuse to sign into LIVE and claimed i had no network connection. Note that this may not be the case for all users as i'm sure people still use Xfire with Halo 2 but from past experience, that was my issue with it however, Xfire may have patched this since or released another patch that broke it again etc. YOU MUST END THE PROCESS for this to work. Xfire can't be minimised etc, it must not be running at all.

Secondly, firewalls. Disable your firewalls for the time that you're playing the game, then re-start them afterwards. That may be blocking it and is common with a few games such as BF3 Co-op too.

And heck, for a thirdly, try updating the GFWL client separately. That sometimes fixes GFWL errors.

Try these and hopefully it will fix it for you. If not then we'll think of something else.

  • 11.28.2012 4:10 AM PDT
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If I like you enough, I'll mail you a Subway Sandwich. If I hate you, expect a -blam!- nuke.


Posted by: NeverStop91
First of all, are you trying to play Halo 1 or Halo 2 online? I can't understand.
Secondly, can you surf the internet with your laptop?


Halo 2. I'm sorry that I didn't make that clear, but I thought that by including the Windows Live aspect in my post, it would make that clear because only Halo 2 requires Windows live.

Yes, I typed up the OP using wi-fi on my laptop while trying to sign into Halo 2.

Posted by: Wilis_kid
2 things to try. If Halo 2 is saying you DON'T have an internet connection (an error i used to have), it could well be because of Xfire. Whenever i had Xfire running, Halo 2 would refuse to sign into LIVE and claimed i had no network connection. Note that this may not be the case for all users as i'm sure people still use Xfire with Halo 2 but from past experience, that was my issue with it however, Xfire may have patched this since or released another patch that broke it again etc. YOU MUST END THE PROCESS for this to work. Xfire can't be minimised etc, it must not be running at all.

Secondly, firewalls. Disable your firewalls for the time that you're playing the game, then re-start them afterwards. That may be blocking it and is common with a few games such as BF3 Co-op too.

And heck, for a thirdly, try updating the GFWL client separately. That sometimes fixes GFWL errors.

Try these and hopefully it will fix it for you. If not then we'll think of something else.


I will definitely keep this in mind. It is absolutely strange, but for some reason it just worked all of a sudden. I typed up this thread, and then right after that it allowed me to sign in as if nothing was wrong.

Could this have happened due to some sort of interference? I don't remember using xfire at all, and I am completely unfamiliar with the program. I'm sorry if that is something associated with Windows 8, I am oblivious to all of these things lol.

I'm not so sure if it was my Norton thing... Because I changed nothing within that program and Windows Live just decided to work out of nowhere.

I really wish I understood networking.

So, it works now, but I'm certain this problem will return in the future. I don't know if it could possibly be due to other wireless devices. If anyone can confirm this form me, then I have an idea as to what could have happened.

Thanks for all of the assistance!

  • 11.28.2012 10:46 AM PDT


Posted by: NickIsBest

Posted by: NeverStop91
First of all, are you trying to play Halo 1 or Halo 2 online? I can't understand.
Secondly, can you surf the internet with your laptop?


Halo 2. I'm sorry that I didn't make that clear, but I thought that by including the Windows Live aspect in my post, it would make that clear because only Halo 2 requires Windows live.

Yes, I typed up the OP using wi-fi on my laptop while trying to sign into Halo 2.

Posted by: Wilis_kid
2 things to try. If Halo 2 is saying you DON'T have an internet connection (an error i used to have), it could well be because of Xfire. Whenever i had Xfire running, Halo 2 would refuse to sign into LIVE and claimed i had no network connection. Note that this may not be the case for all users as i'm sure people still use Xfire with Halo 2 but from past experience, that was my issue with it however, Xfire may have patched this since or released another patch that broke it again etc. YOU MUST END THE PROCESS for this to work. Xfire can't be minimised etc, it must not be running at all.

Secondly, firewalls. Disable your firewalls for the time that you're playing the game, then re-start them afterwards. That may be blocking it and is common with a few games such as BF3 Co-op too.

And heck, for a thirdly, try updating the GFWL client separately. That sometimes fixes GFWL errors.

Try these and hopefully it will fix it for you. If not then we'll think of something else.


I will definitely keep this in mind. It is absolutely strange, but for some reason it just worked all of a sudden. I typed up this thread, and then right after that it allowed me to sign in as if nothing was wrong.

Could this have happened due to some sort of interference? I don't remember using xfire at all, and I am completely unfamiliar with the program. I'm sorry if that is something associated with Windows 8, I am oblivious to all of these things lol.

I'm not so sure if it was my Norton thing... Because I changed nothing within that program and Windows Live just decided to work out of nowhere.

I really wish I understood networking.

So, it works now, but I'm certain this problem will return in the future. I don't know if it could possibly be due to other wireless devices. If anyone can confirm this form me, then I have an idea as to what could have happened.

Thanks for all of the assistance!

It could well be something to do with Windows 8 however i've not encountered any issues with H2V when using Windows 8 yet. Mine were all Xfire/GWFL conflicts which i sorted years ago.

I'm glad you got it sorted OP. Hopefully you won't encounter these issues again. As a final warning in case you weren't aware, H2V has a 5 CD key install limit so bear that in mind too if you need to reinstall OS etc.

  • 11.28.2012 11:48 AM PDT
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Music Enthusiast. I adore all genres of music, even the ones you don't like, Subway is -blam!- amazing, and this is the greatest song ever created by one man IMO.
If I like you enough, I'll mail you a Subway Sandwich. If I hate you, expect a -blam!- nuke.

Alright, no problem. Thank you :)!

  • 11.29.2012 12:12 AM PDT