Incepted in 2005, Roblox is an online platform that allows users to create their own games and play games created by other users. The games on the platform cover a wide range of genres from racing, role-playing, obstacles to simulations, and more. This is a fun place on the web if you want to have a good time. It was announced in Aug 2019 that the platform has 100 million active users making it one of the busiest platforms on the internet. A common error when users try to connect to the server is the Roblox error code 279.
The error code 279 is due to a faulty connection between the host and the server attributing to a wide range of reasons such as the Windows firewall, third-party antivirus software, slow bandwidth, and bad game codes.
This error is displayed along with the message “Failed to connect to the Game. (ID=17: Connection attempt failed.) (Error Code: 279.” Sometimes the ID can also be ID = 146. So, let’s have a look at the causes in detail and then to the solutions you can try.
Why the Error Code can arise?
All through there can be several reasons, our online investigation reveals three primary culprits. Here the top reasons why you are unable to connect to the server and play the game.
- Firewall: The most common cause of this error is the firewall. Maybe you have not provided permission to Roblox and the firewall is blocking the game.
- Slow Bandwidth: If your internet connection is unstable and can become slow at times, the probable cause of this error is your slow bandwidth. Due to the slow speed, the objects of the game take longer than usual to load showing the error message. This problem becomes more real when the game is relatively large.
- Empty or Corrupted Game: If the creator of the game did not build any element in the map, then the map has loaded but due to being devoid of stuff, the error can arise. Whereas a corrupted or badly scripted game with too many objects can also cause the error message to appear.
The fix for this type of problem is simple. Follow the various methods we have explained and you will be back in Roblox in no time.
Solutions to Resolve 279 Error in Roblox
Fix 1: Ensure the internet browser is supported
Check the browser for updates and ensure you are running the most updated version of the browser. Although the game supports Internet Explorer, a lot of players face the problem with the browser, so try using different browsers such as Firefox or Chrome.
Fix 2: Resetting the Internet Option for Windows Users
As the problem is closely related to your internet connection, a simple reset can fix the problem. To perform this step, you should have access to Internet Explorer; however, after you have performed the step, even if you use other browsers, it may fix your problem. Follow the steps:
Go to Settings in Explorer > Advanced tab > click Reset > close the browser and try running the game once again.
Press Windows key + I to open the Windows Settings > select Network & Internet > Locate Network reset and click on it. Select Reset now. You system will restart. Check if the Roblox error code 279 still appears.
Fix 3: Shift to Wired Internet Connection
Wi-Fi can cause a blip in the connection that can cause the error, shifting to a wired connection will not only ensure you do not face any problems in the future but it’s will also eliminate the wireless a possible cause. So, shift to a wired internet connection.
Fix 4: Remove Add-blocks on the Browser
Sometimes ad-blocks enabled on the browser prevent the game from leading, so make sure that the ad-blocks are disabled. Add-ons and extensions can also cause the problem, so if you have installed an add-on recently after which the problem started, remove the add-on or extension.
Fix 5: Disable Firewall or Antivirus
After you have tried the above steps and nothing worked, it’s time you tried a more serious solution that is turning off the Windows firewall or any third-party antivirus software. This solution has been the most effective solution for the 279 error. Doing this is simple enough. Follow the steps to turn off the Windows Firewall.
- In the start menu, type Control Panel.
- Click on Systems and Security > Windows Defender Firewall.
- Locate Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off and click on it.
- Toggle both options with the Red Cross mark and click ok.
- Now try running the game.
If you have a third-party antivirus such as Avast, Kaspersky, AVG Antivirus, or others, turn them off as well. Simply open the application and the option to turn then off would be on the home screen or in the settings.
Fix 6: Port Forwarding
Depending on the operating system you are using the ports used by Roblox can vary, so ensure that you have the right ports open or perform port forwarding so the game can connect. Follow the steps to do this:
- Log-in to your router using the Gateway IP.
- Go to the port forwarding option.
- Enter the IP address of your computer and set the port range 49152–65535.
- Set the protocol to UDP.
- Restart the router and try running the game to check if the Roblox error code 279 still appears.
Fix 7: Reinstall the Client
If nothing has worked, reinstalling the game will do the trick. Uninstall the game and follow the same steps you did to initially install the game.
Let us know in the comment what worked and what did not, so we can recommend better fixes for Roblox error code 279.
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