Could Not Connect to the Network Data Source

Updated: 6 months ago
Article ID: 24186

Common Problems

World of Warcraft was not able to connect to the network data source.

This error appears when your computer was unable to connect to our servers. Follow the steps below to resolve the issue.

  1. Reset your network devices to make sure your router hasn't become flooded with data.
  3. Try closing background applications to resolve any software conflicts.
  4. Configure your security software's exception list to allow Blizzard applications to run.
Advanced Troubleshooting
  1. Make sure the connection between your network and the game server is clear by running a trace route.
  2. Release and renew your IP and flush your DNS to resolve any network conflicts.
  3. Disable any proxies that may interfere with the login module.

Tried everything here?

If you have tried these steps and still require assistance, please visit our Technical Support Forums or contact us.