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PS2 online gaming with Madden 08

I am able to logon and connect to the EA server but at the time when im about to accept a challenge and start the game the screen says "connecting" but then it freezes the entire game. It also freezes my opponents console as well. I have tried to reinstall the network connection and it still doesn't work. I contacted my ISP but they have no clue what to do. Can you help

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    this happens 2 me 2 and then it has a loud beep noise

  • jaskip01 Nov 25, 2007

    i have the ps2 slim version. everytime i try to play madden 08 online my ps2 freezes up when i accept a challenge to play someone else. this just started happening all of a sudden. the disc does not have any scratches at all and i'm able to play other games online with no problems. Can someone please help me with this problem? Thank you in advance

  • jaskip01 Nov 26, 2007

    Nobody has a real solution for the problem apparently.

  • WEES12 Jan 01, 2008

    Same prob while i tried it with 2 different copies. it never used to do this. i got a new cable modem idk if that has anything to do with it we need help

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem all of a sudden also. I bought madden 08 on day 1 it went on sale, 2 months ago my copy started to freeze, i bought another copy and now i freeze a minute into my online games. People this is ridiculious can someone help us? Sony is ripping people off and it's no good.....

  • Kasdak Jan 06, 2008

    i have the same problem i tried using a different account and it still happened

  • lt191 Mar 23, 2008

    same exact problem. please help!



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Erase all madden data from your memory card including network configuration and download the latest rosters and try again. The error happens when the rosters (between the two people playing) dont match and you try to connect online. Download the rosters and dont mess with them! This worked for me and i was getting a buzzing sound every time i tried to connect to a game online, i even went out and rented a another copy of the game, so definately a memory card problem.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008


Same problem here to ive tried different coppies and different ps2s and it still freezes

Posted on Jan 17, 2008


I have the same problem!!!!!!!! WE NEED HELP

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Same prob!

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Hey Croton,

Simple fix. I'm guessing you have some kind of router in the mix there.

Update the firmware on that bad boy. I had the same issue with my xbox360. It's quite easy to do. Go to the manufacturers website of the router, and just do a search for, 'firmware'. Then, once you download the file, open up the console to your router.

It usually something typed in the browser like,, etc. Login, and update the firmware.

If that doesn't work. Get ahold of sony, maybe even checking their site. They may need some specific ports opened up on the router to allow specific packets to go through the network.

Hope this helps.


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