Why should I sign up?
Earn real money for making videos.
Achievement Guide
The Lord of the Rings War...
"War-hardened"

Achieve at least 1 rank in a...
 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Steam - Unable to connect to the Steam network  (Read 7885 times)
Semi-Expert


Posts: 1,936
Videos: 3,043
Guides: 105

128,251 credits
Give Credits

View Profile
on: June 27, 2011, 08:32:11 PM

I had this problem show up a couple of days ago and it does not appear to be going away. I've tried to doing a repair install as well as going into Offline Mode and changing my region to see if that would fix it. None of this has worked. After Reinstalling my error changed slightly to:

Unable to connect to the Steam network. 'Offline Mode' is unavailable because there is no Steam login information stored on this computer. You will not be able to use Steam until you can connect to the Steam network again.

I am not running through a router at the moment, I have my modem plugged straight into the computer. So it's not a port issue. I've tried both through my router and hooked in directly and neither work.

Any other suggestions?
Logged

Twitter.com/TehNevs
Semi-Expert


Posts: 1,936
Videos: 3,043
Guides: 105

128,251 credits
Give Credits

View Profile
Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 08:41:20 PM

wow I'm dumb. It was peerblocker. Someone lock this please.
Logged

Twitter.com/TehNevs
Tech Admin
True Gamer


Posts: 10,000
Videos: 2,504
Guides: 90

8,459,732 credits
Give Credits

View Profile WWW
Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 09:19:28 PM

You can add Steam to your whitelist in Peerblocker... but Steam uses lots of IPs, so you might have to add a new one once in a while. Lots of games also get blocked, for example you can't login to EA games with Peerblocker on. I usually just disable it when I play games.
Logged

Semi-Expert


Posts: 1,936
Videos: 3,043
Guides: 105

128,251 credits
Give Credits

View Profile
Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 07:34:29 AM

You can add Steam to your whitelist in Peerblocker... but Steam uses lots of IPs, so you might have to add a new one once in a while. Lots of games also get blocked, for example you can't login to EA games with Peerblocker on. I usually just disable it when I play games.
thats what I will do, just disable it during that time.
Logged

Twitter.com/TehNevs
Use Your F*cking Brain!
Ultimate Gaming Machine


Posts: 4,355
Videos: 0
Guides: 0

295 credits
Give Credits
I play it for fun and entertainment!


View Profile WWW
Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 11:29:15 AM

I have an idea... you can NOT steal shit... but hey, just an idea.
Logged




Join the GameAnyone Team

How To Add Your Videos

Official Forum Rules


Quote from: Darius320
My dream job that I've been dreamed of the most is become an comedian actress and advanced gamer.
Semi-Expert


Posts: 1,936
Videos: 3,043
Guides: 105

128,251 credits
Give Credits

View Profile
Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 05:27:19 AM

I have an idea... you can NOT steal shit... but hey, just an idea.
peerblock is nice to have regardless of what you do online.
Logged

Twitter.com/TehNevs
Use Your F*cking Brain!
Ultimate Gaming Machine


Posts: 4,355
Videos: 0
Guides: 0

295 credits
Give Credits
I play it for fun and entertainment!


View Profile WWW
Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 10:30:47 AM

I beg to differ... that's what your firewall is for.

The only reason random IP's would have any reason to connect to your machine via the web (HTTP port 80) is if you're actively doing something that would warrant more than just a firewall.
In most (read, not all) cases, normal web surfing does not constitute that. Filesharing and torrenting does. It actively opens a port to your PC so you can stream file chunks to other people. Thus, opening your PC to whomever connects to that port.

If you don't open the port to the world, you have no problems. To each their own I guess.
Logged




Join the GameAnyone Team

How To Add Your Videos

Official Forum Rules


Quote from: Darius320
My dream job that I've been dreamed of the most is become an comedian actress and advanced gamer.
Semi-Expert


Posts: 1,936
Videos: 3,043
Guides: 105

128,251 credits
Give Credits

View Profile
Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 07:00:14 AM

I beg to differ... that's what your firewall is for.

The only reason random IP's would have any reason to connect to your machine via the web (HTTP port 80) is if you're actively doing something that would warrant more than just a firewall.
In most (read, not all) cases, normal web surfing does not constitute that. Filesharing and torrenting does. It actively opens a port to your PC so you can stream file chunks to other people. Thus, opening your PC to whomever connects to that port.

If you don't open the port to the world, you have no problems. To each their own I guess.
True, torrenting is overrated though, I never use it.
Logged

Twitter.com/TehNevs
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.043 seconds with 17 queries.
Back To Top