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PSN down again on Dec 27 with NW-31194-8

It is clear that PSN is down again on December 27 with a new NW-31194-8 error, which stands for maintenance and normally comes with the message “could not connect to the network”, or “the connection to the server has been terminated”. While Sony’s own support pages recommend checking server status, it looks like PSN is down again to fix the DDOS attack by Lizard Squad.

Following the problems on Christmas Day for PS4 and PS3 owners, we reported that PSN was undergoing further maintenance to deliver a more permanent DDOS fix. This article received almost 2,000 comments, but it seems the PlayStation Network is down today as well on Dec 27.

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We did notice everything working in games like GTA V and COD Advanced Warfare earlier today, although things have changed once again for millions of gamers. The outage seems to be global with reports in the UK, USA, and many other countries.

One Product Reviews reader said, “My PlayStation account still can’t sign-in and receives error code nw-31194-8”. Another added, “Getting error NW-31194-8 trying to log in from South Africa, I guess no one can sign in to PSN today”.

Is PSN down again for you on Dec 27 and if so, have you been able to play games online? Some PS4 and PS3 owners have a theory that Sony is taking longer to bring their services back up, especially when you consider Xbox Live came back online almost right away, so this could mean Sony is aiming for a long-term fix against DDOS attacks.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Matty Pee
Matty Pee

Update my end: I was able to log in via neighbours unlocked wifi and then switched over to my wifi. When I just tried to connect via my wifi I still got the 31198 BS. I didn’t have to change DNS or mtu

lukas
lukas

Changing MTU port is working !!!

RC996
RC996

Change mtu port from 1500 to 1473 then it worked for me!!! Back in business.

RC996
RC996

(NW-31194-8) error code all the time. I live in Denmark. Other friends in Denmark are able to sign in too PSN! What’s going on???

Homer Jay
Homer Jay

Prague, Czech Republic … PSN still down 🙁

Dwight
Dwight

Also understandable for english people

Dwight
Dwight

Everyone check the latest video on the yt channel ‘denniskuhh’ he explains everything.

b
b

Me thinks compestion by play station for taking too long

lukas
lukas

Germany Weeze also dead…

Raymond Zimmerman
Raymond Zimmerman

Netherlands near rotterdam 😴

Fellows5
Fellows5

Antwerp, belgium, still having problems!

jimmy
jimmy

I am in Melbourne, nearly 4 days tried any possible resolution but cant not login to PSN from PS4 console.

Matthew Clifton
Matthew Clifton

it is funny really sad but funny i wonder if they realise there looking at anything between 15-25 years inside as this is cyber terrorism it may look like a laugh for them but just wait until they start doing porridge (aka for those who don’t porridge is a british slang for prison).

Matty Pee
Matty Pee

Still unable to connect with 31194-8 error in Toronto. I know my other buddy in Toronto has been able to connect. Mtu tricks didn’t work possibly cos ps4 is brand new. Trusty old PS3 still rocking the joint

mike
mike

Cutom Internet settings change mtu to 1470

wmsmogul
wmsmogul

Ps4 still not working any idea how long

Ryan James
Ryan James

ps4 still down

Clark O'Brien
Clark O'Brien

Ps3 logs in fine but my new ps4 is still down.

paul
paul

Still can’t sing in to psn same error code. Hull

Fame
Fame

Go to set up Internet from your network click custom settings it should come up IP address click automatic then come up dhcp host name click don’t specify then will come up DNS settings click automatic then it will go mtu settings click manual and type 1450 then don’t use proxy test the Internet connection and see if it works then sign in

nathan
nathan

Down in savannah, georiga, usa.

Boom
Boom

This is a pile of wank.

andrew robinson
andrew robinson

Still down in manchester

Matt
Matt

Still down for me in Derby, England. Changing MTU settings didn’t work either. Getting rather annoyed now. I’m with Sky broadband if that helps anyone. I heard that they’re fixing routers and servers depending on what you’re using. Could be the reason we’re hearing reports of some people getting back online before others? I’m no techno-wiz so apologies if what I said doesn’t make sense

robin
robin

Tried new Mtu but still not working! I got my new ps4 today and just want to set it up with my user I’d! Why can’t I even do that!?!? God this is frustrating!

sum
sum

down for 5 days…soo annoying cant wait to play FUT Fifa 🙁

Dat sins guY
Dat sins guY

Thank u guys sooooo much I just screamed while my parents were having dinner

Josh
Josh

Okay guys it DOES work it didnt before but im on destiny now
mtu value 1472 and make sure to go to “log in”

you dont have to reset your system itll work imediately if it does
I live in the New England area and its been down for all of us but it works for me now.
Hope to see you all on again =]

Dat sins guY
Dat sins guY

Dammit so damn annoying I missed futmas on fifa well the best packs from futmas #fuckulizardsquad

Hiliemc
Hiliemc

So I managed to log in but I’ve been waiting 3 hours for the verification email.. Anyone else?

bruh
bruh

Py ps4 is back up if you change your MTU

Josh
Josh

Using MTU1472 got me connected to psn finally
however…i still cannot get on destiny…error code:cattle

Jsmith
Jsmith

My PS3 psn works but my ps4 psn does not work can any body help with that

sam
sam

So I just have a question I have 3 friends and we all lube in the same city small city out of Boston but they all have it but me why is that? If you guys can answer that would be great I’m going crazy here thank you

Guest
Guest

Same message in Washington DC. Down since Dec. 24th at 6pm.

isbenz
isbenz

Rome, Italy, still troubling with this network error. In addiction, the twitter account @AskPlaystation ignored me for two straight days. Dear Sony, if you are reading this, I’m not a very happy customer at the moment.

DT gollf nut
DT gollf nut

Same message in Rugby. Ouch

Whit3Wolf
Whit3Wolf

Thank you Nas, It Worked your a boss bro, been waiting 2days for it to work! Thanks Alot i don’t know how it would work without you!

Whit3Wolf
Whit3Wolf

same here, still comes up with the msg, in the UK, but is up for a friend in lincoln while im in Manchester

Nas
Nas

My PS4 works in the UK by setting the MTU to 1470. To do this go to Set Up internet and when asked to set up Easy or Custom select Custom. At one point you will be asked to change MTU.

Jeremy Freeman
Jeremy Freeman

Even if you get in by changing the MTU, you can’t do anything, barely get online. And things come up very slow, that’s not a solution when all your games are digital downloads, you can’t download!! I’ll give them one more day and it’s going back, I’m sick of this drama. Been playing my 360, it works fine. So much for next gen, also according to certain members of Sony it could take up to two months to get everything up and running “perfectly”. Ok, ummm no. Sorry, to everyone.

julily
julily

i found mtu i change it in 1473. it seems to be ok but i can just adjust some propreties and when i must have a mail i dont receive it! so i cant finish

MissMonica01 (SD)

connection to server has been terminated (NW-31194-8) Still down here in England, been waiting days!!!

Parkie
Parkie

Same here in uk. Still can’t sign in again!!! Starting to get out of hand knowing xbox1 is running again

Vince033
Vince033

Still down in holland. Cmon Sony!

Lee
Lee

What is mtu and how do u set it

julily
julily

what is the MTU?

julily
julily

same problem in france!!!!!!! since 2 days!!!

DirkDigglerRules
DirkDigglerRules

Same here, from France… The weird thing is that I can access PSN features (like PS Store, friends list, profiles, even download from PS Store) but when I try to play online or a connection test, it says PSN sign in failed!!!

Fung Tszyeung
Fung Tszyeung

Hong Kong nw-31194-8

Simone Pascuttini
Simone Pascuttini

Rome doesn’ t work… The stringe think is that my friend live in Roma too and his PlayStation works and he say that on the site is written that work… Sorry for my law english level and i hope this evening will work

tayzer
tayzer

Mtu 1470 worked for me aswell south africa

aydar1
aydar1

It;s 28th about 1 pm in Poland and it’s stildon’t working! How long will it take to repair PSN by our cost?! I just got the camera and I wish to test it, but I can’t couse Ican’t even sign in as many of you, so please fix this as soon as it only possible. ;(

ksibueno
ksibueno

I ve set the MTU to 1470 and it still doesn’t work

ksibueno
ksibueno

Here in Madrid is still DOWN. PS España is lost in combat

Ari
Ari

Set the MTU TO 1470 :)))

murt24
murt24

Australia nw-31194-8

FABIO
FABIO

BRAZIL NW-31194-8 12/28/14

aman
aman

hy guys dose work ps4 server ?

GrimReaperZA
GrimReaperZA

Set the MTU to 1470 and it worked! [South Africa]

SMITHAJ
SMITHAJ

Just set MTU to 1470… Seems to be working in LIVERPOOL UK… HURRAH…

FrequentAssassin
FrequentAssassin

Tryed the 1470 thing and it worked! Im in coventry BTW!

Anthony
Anthony

MTU 1473 works in uk, but only if you have had your PS4 before xmas and already verified your email when first time signing in to PS4 PSN, if you use this MTU 1473 after the xmas attack, only does who have been verified before xmas will be able to, if like me and you sign in after setting MTU 1473, it will say that you must verify your email, unfortunately, PSN are purely working on the Network side and wont be sending any verification emails untill network is sorted

Kaylyn Rajcoomar
Kaylyn Rajcoomar

My friends list is showing on the ps4 but it’s telling me sever has been lost

Markyy
Markyy

Getting fed up now still not working when I set mtu to 1470

Markyy
Markyy

I can sign in via the app but not on my console?! I’m uk any ideas

Hiliemc
Hiliemc

Set mtu to 1470 but didn’t work, still down in Manchester, UK

Mitch
Mitch

Changed mtu to 1470 it worked. Signed in but game play intermittent i am in uk

Jack
Jack

Still out in London

RELU
RELU

WE HAVE TO WAIT?

Dan
Dan

It’s Still down here in Stockholm, Sweden

Gibbigibbs96
Gibbigibbs96

MTU setting fixed my problem. Great shout!

Cameron
Cameron

Still down Wales,UK

Al
Al

Still down in Melbourne

Paul
Paul

Changed mtu to 1470 and it worked for me in Alberta

Dave
Dave

What is a mtu?

Wayne jones
Wayne jones

Doing a manual network setup for your PS4 and
Changing your MTU TO 1470 does work I have been down for the past two days but after doing this work straightaway im in wales,uk 🙂

Josh Rittenhouse
Josh Rittenhouse

everywhere I read says it’s online but I try to connect and NOTHING. WTF Sony… I didn’t spend 400$ on your system and 60$ on your network to NOT play.. Get your sh*t together or I’m going to Microsuck.

Vlad Valentin Popa
Vlad Valentin Popa

yup, still down in Germany, drives me crazy

gamerguy.
gamerguy.

Network down in Los Angeles for ps4 wow Sony sucks.

chad
chad

Still out in alabama

Michael Croslow
Michael Croslow

Network down in Indiana

Stefanie
Stefanie

Up and running in North Carolina

mike
mike

still down in Germany

ACE
ACE

Changing your MTU TO 1470 does work. I’m in Houston I tried it and I’m online now.

Adam
Adam

Still down in Australia…

bruh
bruh

still down in Alberta

Tom Lemley
Tom Lemley

ps3 is on psn, but no F’n go for PS4 near Pittsburgh, Pa

Matty Pee
Matty Pee

No dice in Toronto

Levent
Levent

still down in Quebec for ps4

tony
tony

NW- 31194-8 Still down in CA my PSN PHONE APP WORKS BUT system is still down….

Bthekillerb
Bthekillerb

What about New York

sTaTiiCz
sTaTiiCz

Psn store back up in Virginia

grumbled0re
grumbled0re

Changing MTU Setting to 1470 Works in Sydney too. Thx Valdahlerion.

brian
brian

Still down in CA

Truffles
Truffles

California is back online!

grumbled0re
grumbled0re

Still no movement in Sydney either. May you burn in hell Lizard Squad.

Kylie
Kylie

In LA it is back online it came back on like 12 minutes ago

giGidy
giGidy

Still down here in NZ. Have tryed the mtu setting change but still no luck

Valdahlerion
Valdahlerion

CHANGING MTU SETTING TO 1470 WORKS INDEED! ”Setup connection > Manual > set everything basic > no proxy > change MTU from 1500 to 1470! Guarenteed succes!

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