But there is so little detail to your post that I can't guess what it is. I've encountered too many firewalls that block even when turned off. Keep writing, keep adding details.
For about a week and a half I have not been able to access Steam (online) or League of Legends. I don't use any other games or gaming applications that need to access the internet but I imagine that they would do the same. When I attempt to access steam I am shown a window of it trying to update. after a few seconds of the loading bar not moving I am given this message http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/uploads/monthly_10_2012/post-801925-0-38580800-1351548142_thumb.png On League of Legends I was able to update for whatever reason but after I log in it attempts to connect to server then I receive this message http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/uploads/monthly_10_2012/post-801925-0-62168300-1351548121_thumb.png I have checked each respective website of each program for solutions to the problem and I have checked other websites for solutions. My firewall is off, I have re installed both programs, I have restarted my computer, I have tried launching them with admin privileges, updated graphic drivers, copied all the files from another computer (where they worked) onto my current computer. I have tried many other things that I cannot remember and so far I have yeilded no positive results.
I have my date and time matched with my internet and just in case the firewall was still giving me trouble I have created exceptions in it for both programs. I have tried everything on the link you provided still nothing is working. I don't really have much more detail I can provide. I start the programs, they attempt to connect to their servers and i receive the error messages that I posted. Even though league of legends cant connect to its servers after entering my logon credentials it can still update so it can receive information from the servers but wont allow me to log on
Such as it worked until Hurricane Sandy hit. Or my antivirus updated or more.
And again, I dropped a big hint about firewall issues. Since your router is a natural firewall, for testing why didn't you rip out the firewall?
I know it sounds terrible but to solve this without reloading the OS and more will take clues. Keep them coming.
Its been 1.5 to 2 weeks since they last worked. I am in a dorm room where we don't have a router. I am using the wireless internet. It worked 1.5 to 2 weeks ago but suddenly both stopped working. What do these programs have in common that allows them to connect to their servers is what I've been trying to think of and attempt different repairs as I go. Later today I will be trying the programs in virtual box to see if they work there. When I get results from that I will post them here
My bet now is tethering will not work. And I would not have offered that idea.
Unless I hear more clues, and uninstalling the UN-NAMED FIREWALL doesn't work, I have to ask you scan the machine with Grif's list of scanners at the next link.
The virtual box uses the host's networking and if there is any error on the host, the virtual machine fails too.
Sorry but I'd rather not debate such things and ask you keep writing as a clue may show up.
For example, I can't find the name of the firewall, if it was removed, etc. It would be a shame to learn it's the one I caught redhanded still blocking when it was clearly disabled in its control panel.
Also, some run Torrents and Peer Guards and more so that is a mess.
I have seen the date/time issue, blocked ports in firewalls but you have set that, uninstalled the firewall so I'm left to guess it's another issue such as a torrent user, DNS hijacker or other. Those scans by Grif if we could see what was found might offer a clue but here's what many forget so I'll write it again.
Finding and removing those virus, trojans and such is good but it never assures us the damage is undone.
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