Can’t Connect to Friends on PSN MW2

October 17, 2010 in Modern Warfare 2, NEWS

NetGear-WNR2000v2Sometimes when we’d have a friend that would be host of the “Party” when getting a team together for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, occasionally somebody was unable to join the party. I was usually asked to host, or “deathbyme_75″, since we always were able to connect to all friends. I had Verizon DSL with Westell Modem/Router, DBM75 had cable (not sure what). Well it finally came that time to switch to higher bandwidth for me, so I switched to Charter Cable 16Meg Down, 2Meg Up. When I made the switch I decided to purchase a “nice” router and went with the Netgear WNR2000v2. All seemed good until I invited Fierce……HE COULD NOT JOIN! I couldn’t believe it! I am an Ace at networking (I’m an Electronics Engineer for Major Defense Contractor) its stuff I do to make a living, LOL. I always assumed it was those Linksys-WRT160N“other” people that did not now how to set up their equipment. So the troubleshooting begins: I of course used some GREAT resources in my endeavor, (which I highly recommend you follow and ask for assistance when needed) was Twitter ATVI_Mikey and CharterGeorge, THEY WERE GREAT! Customer service “like the good ole days” :) I personally wanted to point the finger at Charter or my Motorola Surfboard 5100. When I connected straight to it (bypassing the Netgear router) all worked perfect. Researched to see if there was a firmware update for router, there was none. I did have it set to DMZ for my PS3. But tried CharterGeorge and ATVI_Mikey’s suggestions, and port forwarded these ports: (for MW2) “This game uses ports 2005, 3074, 3075, 3478(UDP) and ports 80, 443, 5223, 3074(TCP).” This still did not work. I included Netgear in a tweet and nothing, so I decided to take back the Netgear WNR2000v2 and purchased a LinkSys WRRT310N. I set up my SSID, and security, and without even “DMZ’n or Port Fwd’n” right out of box, NAT=Open and problem solved. I now connect to ANYBODY I want. Moral of the story is DO NOT BUY Netgear WNR2000v2 for gaming on the PS3. If some of you are out there that needs help with such an issue post a comment, I’ll help best I can, but ATVI_Mikey is great and if you are on Charter so is CharterGeorge!



4 responses to Can’t Connect to Friends on PSN MW2

  1. Hey, I use the Netgear WNR2000V2 and I play all day all night!
    Although I have a scratched disc and it freezes at the final score screen (grrr)

  2. yes but my nat type is open on every cod and no one can connect to me only i can connect to them why ??

  3. Ben,
    IDK, that sounds weird, you may have corrupt data in your game files saved on your machine (POSSIBLY) but my suggestion is to sign up for twitter acct and send tweet to @ATVI_Amber or @ATVI_Mikey (of course you could follow @codbunker as well :) ) they are Activision support and are GREAT!

  4. I have a belkinG WIRELESS modem and I play call of duty and we like to get parties going but one of my friends is always the host because me and another friend can’t connect to each other. It used to work with our host friend hosting but now we can’t connect at all. He is the only one I can’t play with because we can’t connect at all. Do u know what’s wrong

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