Wondering how to get rid of Roblox error code 279? This online platform enables players to design games, as well as play a myriad of different multiplayer games others have created.
Dating back some 15 years, Roblox has become ever more popular, and has many fans all over the world.
You can play on Windows, Xbox, iOS and Android – in fact most platforms with the exception of macOS.
However, sometimes gamers might run into a problem when they are unable to connect to a server. They will see error code 279 on the screen, and this error code typically means there is a connection issue.
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Reasons for Error Code 279 on Roblox
This error code can be caused by an issue with the game you are trying to connect to, your Windows Firewall, or something else.
Error code 279 means something on your device is blocking or interfering with your connection to the game. Let’s take a look at some of the culprits:
Slow Internet Connection
Do you have a slow connection? A good way to tell is to see whether any objects in the game take longer than normal to load.
This type of poor connection can result in error code 279 or in error code 277.
Sometimes only a few game servers experience a glitch. Maybe there are scripting errors or too many items in the game for it to handle.
If only a few game servers have this issue, it is worth reporting it to the creators so they can figure out how to fix it.
The configuration of your Windows Firewall can sometimes cause an error. The correct connections for Roblox must be enabled via the Windows Firewall or else access to the game will be blocked and you will see the error.
5 Ways To Fix Roblox Error Code 279
Let’s take a look at some of the solutions for error code 279:
Fix #1: Configure Your Windows Firewall
The first step is to turn off your Windows Firewall temporarily, then reconnect to Roblox and see whether you are still getting the error.
If you can now play fine, the problem was likely your Windows Firewall, so you will have to manually allow Roblox.
Here is how to do that:
- Open the Start menu.
- Type in Windows Defender Firewall.
- Click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off, on the left hand side.
- Ensure Turn off Windows Defender Firewall is checked under the private and public sections, then click OK.
Fix #2: Are You Using a Supported Browser?
You need a supported browser to run the game, unless you are connected via the app on your system or device. Not all browsers will run Roblox.
Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera can all work with Roblox, although some users report issues when trying to play on Microsoft Edge because it is quite minimalistic.
Ensure your chosen browser is up to date, since out of date versions can cause bugs.
Also read: How To Fix Roblox Error Code 267
Fix #3: Disable Browser Add-ons from Third Parties
It has been known for browser add-ons to cause problems with Roblox. In fact, some ad-blocking add-ons can mean the game not even loading.
Disable any third party add-ons then restart your browser and try the game again.
Fix #4: Required Ports Should be Open
It will be necessary to port forward the required range of ports for Roblox if they are not already open on your network. This will let Roblox connect and should stop error code 279 from occurring. This is how to do that:
- Log in on your router control panel as an administrator.
- Go to the port forwarding category.
- Enter your system’s IP address.
- Enter 49152–65535 port range.
- Choose UDP as your protocol.
- Restart the router, and see if Roblox works now.
Also read: How to Fix Roblox Error Code 524
Fix #5: Try Disabling Your Antivirus
Some third-party antivirus programs can cause Roblox connection issues, meaning you cannot connect. Try disabling your antivirus temporarily then reconnecting to Roblox.
If this works, you will need to add a Roblox exception so you can run both the antivirus and play Roblox at the same time.
Hopefully one of these solutions works for you, to fix Roblox error code 279.