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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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Re: PS2 online gaming with Madden 08

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

Re: PS2 online gaming with Madden 08

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

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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Re: PS2 online gaming with Madden 08

Same prob!

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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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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