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problem connecting MW3 PLEASE HELP

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Hi there, Just bought mw3 it will not connect to online services:  keeps coming up with error the call of duty modern warfare 3 server is not available at this time please try later...   Our laptops are working fine and our son is connected to his x box and playing multiplayer on mw3 in other room. checked our network settings and everything working but it will NOT connect to server to play Multiplayer on mw3. Please can anyone help. driving me mad thankyou

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Perhaps the MW3 server has gone down,it happens:manindifferent:

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Hey, have you tried following the suggestions listed on the official support page?

- Check server status.
- Restart your console.
- Disable firewall/router security.
- Enable port forwarding.

(I'm a little surprised they don't offer any kind of warning when suggesting disabling all router security, but I guess if you're just testing it's ok)

If none of those work, there are console specific options and contact details in the link below.

http://activision.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/activision.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=77715
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Could be the servers being crushed by so many people trying to get a game online.

 

Haven't tried multiplayer yet still playing through campaign.

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thankyou for your reply been on the server and its saying its all working. can you tell me how to change the firewall on ps3 and also check change the port settings. new to all this thankyou for your help

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Its your routers firewall m8 not the PS3,s it aint got one.

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You'd need to change the firewall settings/port settings through your router menu, which you can access through a browser.

If you don't know how to access your router menu, take your Default Gateway (find it under "details" in windows network settings/type ipconfig into the command prompt on your PC and it'll list it) and put it into the URL bar in your browser.

Port forwarding differs on most routers, but the site below has guides for pretty much all of them - the ports you'll need to forward are listed on the link I posted previously and on the portforward site too.

http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm
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thankyou just been in my settings and on outbound inbound firewall rules from router settings. my config says 192.168.01 so do i add this too the out and in bound and also it says on above boxes always allow always block  thankyou for your help everyone from t

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Hold up a sec, is it a Netgear router?
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yes mate. it is a netgear router. like i said my sons x box working fine and our laptops but i am playing ps3 on basic now but it wont let me play on multiplayer pn mw3. just tried old black ops and i can play against the public. when i have put mw3 back in the same error comes up! strange  thankyou

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Do you have the model of the router?

Because it sounds like you were confusing the port numbers (used by the MW3 traffic) with the Default Gateway address. The Inbound/Outbound firewall rules on the Netgear setup are where you'll want to be putting the port numbers.

As I said though, it's worth just following the guide that portforwarding offers, as it'll give you a step by step guide on what to do :Thumbs:
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my router is netgear Dgn1000. thankyou.

thankyou for your help ill have another look at the portforwarding guide tommorrow thanks all i want is a game of mw3 lol

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Hehe good luck! I'm not seeing that router on the list, but a quick Google search not only suggests the 2000 is relatively similar, but also provides a few other guides too :)

As I said though, it could well be down to another issue!
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