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#1 delite


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:57 PM

Hello everyone,

Lately iv'e been having problems on my chrome when trying to connect to specific websites (steamcommunity.com, steampowered.com)

Any page on those sites instantly times out and says 

This webpage is not available

I haven't recently changed anything and any other website works fine. I tried connecting with a VPN and it worked fine.

Tried incognito browsing on chrome, tried accessing it from firefox and IE, doesnt help.

Checked the windows HOSTS file, its not  listed here.

Any ideas why it is blocked? 




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#2 Agouti


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:02 PM

Your IP address might be blocked.  This can happen when your ISP rotates its pool of IP addresses.  If someone did something to caused them to be banned from Steam, when your ISP rotates addresses you might be unlucky enough to get that address assigned to you.  Thing you might try are:

  • Call your ISP and explain the situation.  You might convince them to change your IP.
  • Disconnect your modem for a period of time, e.g. 1 day.  That may sometimes cause your IP address to change.
  • Find a way to contact steam (e.g. email) and explain the situation.  You might be able to convince them to stop blocking your IP address.

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