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I use a VPN provider for all my internet surfing and was hoping to use it for gaming as well. The problem I have is that Steam will not connect at all.

Has anyone got any thoughts as to a suitable fix? Steam works when VPN is disconnected, but the whole purpose of my VPN is so I can use it/7.
    
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Milamber,

I would check with your VPN provider. AFAIK, VPN services block alot of ports, especially ones needed for gaming.

Here are the ports needed to play Steam games. Again, if you can speak with your provider and give them these ports maybe, and they should seeing your paying them for their service, they will open them up for you.

http://www.resoo.org/docs/counterstrike/steam_ports.html
Edited by JoeC - 2/28/11 at 6:34pm
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Originally Posted by JoeC;12562425 
Milamber,
I would check with your VPN provider. AFAIK, VPN services block alot of ports, especially ones needed for gaming.

Ok thanks, I have tried to open the ports on my router that steam uses with no luck.
    
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In case you missed it, look above. I added some more info.
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In case you missed it, look above. I added some more info.

Ahh thanks smile.gif

I opened all ports and still nothing, so I enabled DMZ and still wouldnt connect, so I think its the ports on the VPN service.
    
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You do not need to open ports on a VPN service.
Most general browsing ones will only support a few ports on TCP.
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