How To Fix Roblox Error 279

A guide covering several methods for fixing error 279 in Roblox.

Roblox has its fair share of flumps and errors, like every game in the world. These games are made by real people, after all. When an error does rear its ugly head in Roblox, there’s almost always an error code that follows; in this case, Error 279 is linked to a connection problem. If you’re dealing with this problem now, here’s how to fix Roblox Error 279.

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How To Fix Roblox Error 279

Check Roblox’s Server Status

Before making drastic changes to Roblox, your browser, or your PC settings, you should double-check that the game is up and running using our guide. It isn’t uncommon for games like Roblox to be unavailable briefly for maintenance. For a quicker two-step check:

  1. Visit Roblox’s official Roblox Status page.
  2. Under User, Player, and Creator are separate serves. If it says anything other than “Operational,” there will be connection issues.

Reset Your Modem/Router

But what if you check Roblox’s server status and everything is operational? In that case, the problem possibly stems from your modem’s corrupted temporary files disrupting your internet connection.

  1. Get permission from your parents.
  2. Locate the power cable. Unplug it from the back of the modem/router or pull the power cord from the outlet. Some router models also feature a handy switch on the back that can be used for a quick reboot.
  3. Give it at least a minute wait before plugging it back in or flipping the switch back.

Disable Your Browser’s AdBlock Extension

Your browser’s AdBlock extension is beneficial for blocking scripts. Typically, it targets those linked to advertisements. On very rare occasions, however, it may also block scripts running on Roblox’s website that are essential for staying connected to the website.

  1. Open your browser’s settings.
  2. Locate a tab referring to browser extensions.
  3. Find AdBlock and disable it.
  4. Launch Roblox and test your connection. If you continue to get Error 279, then enable AdBlock again.

Reset Your Browser’s Cache and Update

Similar to how your modem and router can accumulate one too many temporary files over time, your browser can do the same. And, like your modem and router, it can cause unwanted connection errors.

  1. Open your browser’s settings.
  2. Locate a tab referring to browser history.
  3. Select the option to clear your browser history.
  4. You’ll be given options to choose which data should be deleted. Be sure to mark the cache data.

Allow Roblox Through Your Firewall or Antivirus

It’s also possible that your PC’s firewall or antivirus is blocking Roblox. That doesn’t mean Roblox is a virus; even benign software needs permission to access your PC. If Roblox is blocked this way, a connection won’t be made, and you’ll receive Error 279.

  1. Open your PC’s firewall and or antivirus settings.
  2. Locate a tab referring to allowed software, typically called a “whitelist.”
  3. Find Roblox and give it permission.

An Error Occurred While Starting Roblox Error Fix

You are likely getting the ‘An Error Occurred While Starting Roblox’ error if the servers are experiencing difficulty. However, if the servers are fine and you still see this, any of the above fixes should do the trick.

With that, we close the book on how to fix Roblox Error 279. You can now reconnect and return to the world of Adopt Me. Alternatively, you can always find out if the old “oof” sound is back. For more of our Roblox coverage, check out our links below. We have an extensive list of guides covering codes for various games.

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Cameron Waldrop
Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has been lucky enough to review many really great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.
Brady Klinger-Meyers
Brady is a Freelance Writer at Twinfinite. Though he's been at the site for only a year, Brady has been covering video games, and the industry itself, for the past three years. He focuses on new releases, Diablo 4, Roblox, and every RPG he can get his hands on. When Brady isn't focused on gaming, he's toiling away on another short story.