SOLVED: PS4 Error CE-34861-2 “The connection to the server has been lost”

We all love to play a little PlayStation every now and again, because no matter what the age, a little bit of gaming never killed anybody, did it? The love transforms to rage and then slowly to hatred when we can no longer connect to the internet and play our favorite games on our PS4. Yes, we are referring to the “CE-34861-2 Connection to Server failed error” that can be a real nuisance at times.


No matter how many times you might try restarting your PlayStation or removing the disk and entering it again, this problem just won’t go…because it’s a little more serious.

There are two possible causes for this error to occur. The first one is the more prevalent one when the servers aren’t available for some reason and the second one has to do with the SSL in your internet connection. Read on to know more:

If you are able to connect to the internet on your other devices and have been able to connect with the internet via your PS4 previously, then this is most probably caused by server unavailability. It’s possible that the PlayStation servers might be down altogether for maintenance purposes or it’s also possible that the servers of the game that you are playing might be down. There’s not much you can do about the problem in this situation. For most of the games, the social network pages provide the time frame during which the maintenance is to occur so you should stay connected to them. If you want to check the status of the PlayStation Network, then you can visit this website, select the country/region you belong to and check the status.

The second possibility can be that your network environment might not have SSL implemented or that it just might not be available. Most of the games require you to have a secure socket layer protocol deployed on your network for the to and fro communication. In order to confirm and/or resolve this, you should ideally call your internet service provider. Also, make sure that you have forwarded the proper ports for your game.

Kevin Arrows
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