How do I update my Firewall to reconnect to Steam?


I have been told in the troubleshooting department in Steam that I need to update my firewall every time Steam updates itself.  The error message I keep getting from Steam is that  I cannot connect to the Steam network and that I should go to www.steampowered.com for more info.

Well, I went  there, and it told me to up date my firewall, ergo, here I am.


What do I do now? All I want to do is play Civilization V.


                                                                                            Sincerely yours always,

                                                                                             Indy.
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If your firewall isn't letting you connect to the steam network, then all you have to do is add steam to the exceptions list. Go to start > control panel > system and security > allow a program through windows firewall.

You should get a screen like this

Then just find steam, and make sure the check mark box is checked, and then it will be let through your firewall. If it's already checked, you might have an antivirus firewall preventing it, in which case you'll have to find the firewall settings for the antivirus and allow it through there.

That should work, if it doesn't, reply and we'll figure out why it's not.

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Hi,
  • Which firewall are you using?
  • Was this game working fine before?
  • What were the changes made before the issue occurred?
I would suggest you to disable the firewall and try playing the game. To do so follow below link:
 
Turn Windows Firewall on or off
Firewall: frequently asked questions

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