Hueneme – Negev Error In MW3 [FIXED]

Solve the MW3 Huenme - Negev Error by Using a VPN, Switching Networks, or by using a Static IP.

During my time with the MW3, the game repeatedly threw the Hueneme – Negev Error: A problem I had even back in Warzone 2. It’s a network-related problem caused by a soft IP lock in which the servers block your device when it appears to have multiple IP addresses. Thankfully, however, I found a few solutions that helped me fix the problem.

Other MW3 Issues:

The Hueneme – Negev Error reads, “Connection Failed. Networking failed to start [Reason: HUENEME – NEGEV].”
Huenme - Negev Error
Huenme – Negev Error in MW3 (Image by eXputer)
Key Takeaways

The following solutions can help you fix the Hueneme – Negev error:

  • Using a VPN.
  • Setting a Static IP Address.
  • Network Switching using a Hotspot.


While testing, I found that changing my Network ID completely fixed the issue. So, any IP consists of 2 parts: A Network ID and a Host ID. What happens is that servers cache your last used IP.

However, each time your system reconnects, it receives a new Host ID while the Network ID remains constant. As a result, the servers see a similar Network ID and assume they can use the cached one to skip routing, which throws the error.

Knowing this, I used a VPN to alter my network ID, and it fixed the Hueneme-Negev error for me.

Below are a few VPNs I have personally used and recommend:

Using a VPN To fix Huenme-Negev Error
Using a VPN to IP Switch (Image by eXputer)
Tip: You can turn your VPN off once in-game.

Use Hotspot To Switch Networks

So, from the previous method, I knew that making the server think this is a new network location is the solution. Another way you can achieve the results is by using a hotspot connection on your PC.

A hotspot will act as a repeater and have a different network ID than the original wifi connection. This means it will create a separate new network, assigning different IP addresses.

Switching IP using Hotspot
Switching IP using Hotspot (Image Captured by eXputer)

You can check out below how to exactly do this workaround:

  1. Click on Start Button > Search for “Mobile Hotspot” > Press Enter.
  2. Toggle the “Share my internet connection with other devices” button.
    creating a hotspot on windows
    Creating a Hotspot on Windows (Image Captured by eXputer)

Once done, go to your main computer and use the password in the same window to connect to the hotspot.

Set A Static IP Address

If you aren’t really a technical person, the previous solutions might get a bit tedious. 

So, you can achieve the same results using a Static IP address. In my previous troubleshooting experience, tinkering with your IP can fix these network connections. 

And it also appears to be working for other players.

To follow suit, go through the following steps:

  1. Click on Start Button > Search for ‘Command Prompt’ > Hit Enter.
  2. Here, type in ‘ipconfig /all’ > Press Enter.
  3. Note your IPv4 address, Default Gateway, and Subnet Mask.
    using ipconfig to get connection details
    Using ipconfig on Command Prompt (Image Captured by eXputer)
  4. Click on Start Button > Search for ‘Network Connections‘ > Hit Enter.
  5. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using > Click on Properties.
  6. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 > Click the “Use the following IP address” checkbox.
  7. Now, write your previously noted fields along with the following DNS:
    • Preferred DNS Server:
    • Alternate DNS Server:
      Setting a static ip to solve hueneme negev error
      Setting a Static IP
  8. When done, click on OK, and you are good to go.

Even though the error itself is easy to get past, it should have been patched ages ago. It has persisted because they just repurpose the servers, never updating the protocols. 

Did you fix the error? Check out our Best Modern Warfare 3 Settings guide to get the most out of your experience.


How do I fix Hueneme Negev Error on PS5?

You can use a static IP address or restart your Modem and the PS5.

Is using a Static IP Address safe?

Yes, using one is completely safe. All it does is give your device a specific address that never changes.

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Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes, and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PlayStation 1. He has a software engineering background and loves to play games from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. You can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile.

Experience: 7+ years || Worked For VeryAli Gaming and IGN || Education: B.S Software Engineering, Google IT Professional Certificate, Editing Mastery from Udemy, and Digital Journalism.

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