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Because I think I get it, but I'm not 100%.

I' talking about this article in specific:
http://store.steampowered.com/news/5856/

I know that Steam as of right now needs certain ports to be open for downloads to occur and other ports for the chat. At some universities, these ports are blocked, so students are out of luck. I'm not sure if this is going to be a problem for me (just starting my freshman year in a week), but the new Steam beta sounds like it can get along without these ports, since it uses HTTP downloads, sort of like downloading something off the Internet.

Am I totally wrong?
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You are right; they state themselves that the new system is more firewall friendly, so you will probably be able to use Steam without problems. But you will have to wait for the system to make the full transition to be able to use it without restrictions. They say it will be gradual, so some games will not download through that system at first.
 
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