How To Fix Roblox Error 279

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


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

How To Fix Roblox Error 279

Check Roblox’s Server Status

Before you start making any drastic changes to Roblox, your browser, or your PC settings, you should double check that the game is up and running. It isn’t uncommon for games like Roblox to be unavailable briefly for maintenance.

  1. Visit Roblox’s official Roblox Status page.
  2. Under User, Player, and Creator are separate serves. If it says anything other than “Operational,” then 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 is likely that your modem has one too many corrupted temporary files disrupting your internet connection.

  1. Get permission from your parents.
  2. Locate the power cable. Either unplug it from the back of the modem/router or pull the power cord from the outlet.
  3. Wait 60 seconds, then plug in the power cable.

Disable Your Browser’s AdBlock Extension

Your browser’s AdBlock extension is incredibly helpful for blocking scripts, typically those linked to advertisements. On very rare occasions, 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 possible that Roblox is being blocked by your PC’s firewall or antivirus. That doesn’t mean Roblox is a virus; even benign software needs permission to access your PC. If Roblox is being blocked, then 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 software that is allowed through.
  3. Find Roblox and give it permission.

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.

About the author

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.