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    steam refusing to connect to internet

    when i was in the house everything was working brilliantly.

    just as soon as i got to my uni (york) steam no longer wants to load up. It just gets to updating steam at the start and gives me you must be connected to internet error so far i have tried with unsuccessful results:

    1) Re-install...loosing all my games and gave saves
    2) Deleting the blob file few times
    3) restoring system to while back

    i re booted the pc during those attempts to

    any ideas?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
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    Re: steam refusing to connect to internet

    Is it possible they block steam? Might make sense, I wouldnt want every student coming back to uni and downloading all the bargains from the steam sale
    Might be worth contacting IT and asking?

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    Re: steam refusing to connect to internet

    er no they havent since i installed steam on my flat mates laptop and i got in to steam and downloaded osmos and played it off my account so its something with my pc
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: steam refusing to connect to internet

    Uni could be blocking the ports needed for steam.



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    Re: steam refusing to connect to internet

    i firgured it out, it was my pc not authenticating with the network so it just let me have the basic internet...i soon as i got someone to do that business (not sure what he did) it worked
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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