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cannot connect to steam servers

i dont know if anyone will help me here but its worth a shot. I tried to get into steam today and it would say "connecting to alexbeast418", this would stay on the screen forever so i reinstalled the game . when i clicked steam and put my info in it says "cannot connect to steam servers", i logged on the website fine and i dont know why this is happening if anyone could help me that would be great
ps. havnt installed anything or done anything to my pc
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    Have you allowed it through your firewall? Go to control panel>system and security>allow a program through firewall>allow another program, find and select steam. Make sure both boxes are ticked Home and public.

    Now go Go to control panel>system and security>windows firewall>advanced settings>inbound rules, scroll down and make sure the circles are ticked, if not right click and select enable rule.

    Now go Go to control panel>system and security>windows firewall>advanced settings>inbound rules>new rule>program, then browse and select steam>next and make sure allow connection is selected and make sure domain, private and public, then name it anything and click finish.

    Do the exact same but for outbound rules.

    Hope I helped, also make sure to allow it through your anti virus.
  2. IRyannHD said:
    Have you allowed it through your firewall? Go to control panel>system and security>allow a program through firewall>allow another program, find and select steam. Make sure both boxes are ticked Home and public.

    Now go Go to control panel>system and security>windows firewall>advanced settings>inbound rules, scroll down and make sure the circles are ticked, if not right click and select enable rule.

    Now go Go to control panel>system and security>windows firewall>advanced settings>inbound rules>new rule>program, then browse and select steam>next and make sure allow connection is selected and make sure domain, private and public, then name it anything and click finish.

    Do the exact same but for outbound rules.

    Hope I helped, also make sure to allow it through your anti virus.


    yes! it worked thank you so much i was frustrated and also do u know if my saved games will be lost? i.e day-z character ?
  3. Did you delete the steam files or uninstalled all steam components or game components, if so then maybe on solo games but if not then no, all that does is allow the connection going from you to steam and steam to you without it blocking it.
  4. IRyannHD said:
    Did you delete the steam files or uninstalled all steam components or game components, if so then maybe on solo games but if not then no, all that does is allow the connection going from you to steam and steam to you without it blocking it.


    i dont know but when i opened steam it showed how many hours iv played so im pretty sure the steam cloud saved it all ty for your help appreciate it
  5. Happy to help :)
  6. alexbeast said:
    IRyannHD said:
    Did you delete the steam files or uninstalled all steam components or game components, if so then maybe on solo games but if not then no, all that does is allow the connection going from you to steam and steam to you without it blocking it.


    i dont know but when i opened steam it showed how many hours iv played so im pretty sure the steam cloud saved it all ty for your help appreciate it


    I've never lost any solo player progress after reinstalling Windows, then Steam so my guess is that you should be fine
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