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Serious Internet Connection Problem.......

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by dougal79, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. dougal79

    dougal79 Regular member

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    OK i bought The Orange Box yesterday & couldnt wait to get it home.

    I installed Steam & the games & everything was fine for an hour or 2.
    I played a couple of games of Team Fortress 2
    & then my sound started to stutter.

    Then i started getting problems connecting to servers.
    Eventually i was left with no net for about 16 hours.

    Im with BT & have the home hub & usually its just a case of turning the hub off & then on again.
    But that hasnt been working either.
    Ive also tried resetting the hub but with no joy.
    The broadband light would go on but the internet light wouldnt.

    I turned the hub off this morning & went shopping.
    When i came back in today i tried it & it still wouldnt work.
    Then, i reset the hub & it started no problem.

    Anyone any ideas cos im puzzled.
    Do i have to open ports for Steam,
    even though it worked fine at the start?

    Thanks
     
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  3. dougal79

    dougal79 Regular member

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    OK, my internet connection was fine until i installed Steam.
    After installing Steam & playing TF2 for a couple of hours,
    i ended up with no internet for 16 hours.
    It seems to be fine now, but everytime i start a game on The Orange Box, my sound stutters & doesnt do this with any other games i own.
    It makes a flickering noise,
    & it goes very fast until the game starts.
    This is really annoying as i have to keep adjusting the sound.
    Is it possible to download Viruses etc through Steam?
    Cheers
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    moved to correct forum as not a windows issue.
    dougal, edit your sig to conform to forum specs ASAP. yours is 75,370 bytes, 760x475 pixels
    2. An image-only signature should be less than 50kb in size, and be at most 500 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall.
     
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