Could Not Connect to Steam Network – How to Fix

March 22, 2018

If you are a gamer and play online games on steam, then this article is useful for you. After installing new Windows 10 update, so many steam users are facing this issue with could not connect to steam network message. When you open the Steam client, you may experience an error that says that it could not connect to the Steam network. When you try to connect to the steam network with your username and password, it displays a message that says steam could not connect to a steam network or steam account not connecting. Here are some possible solutions to fix the issue.

One of the quick solutions is to check your Internet Connection. Make sure that Internet is working fine.

Also Read: How to find Control Panel in Windows 10

Could Not Connect to Steam Network – Fix

Sometimes it failed to connect to the steam network even though I’ve got a normal internet connection. In that case, try to reinstall steam client on your Windows PC/Laptop.

There is a problem with your steam client (Could not connect to a steam network). You will face the error even after deleting everything and reinstalling.

Could Not Connect to Steam Network

Method 1: Reinstall Stream Client

Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and then uninstall Steam Client. Reboot your PC and then download and install the latest version of Steam Client.

Step 2: Install all the Windows Updates

Step 3: Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. Check for all the available Windows updates and make sure that all updates are installed.

Method 3: Change the Internet protocol

Steam uses an Internet protocol called UDP but sometimes changes it to TCP can fix the issue.

Right click the Steam shortcut > Properties.

This will open a Target text box, add “-TCP” to the end > OK.


Now launch Steam again and see if it is working fine or not.

Method 4: Troubleshoot network

Open cmd with admin rights and type following commands one by one and press Enter.

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /all
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /renew
  • netsh int ip set dns
  • netsh winsock reset

Reboot the computer and launch Steam client.

Method 3: Reinstall Steam Client

Download and install latest steam drivers for Windows 10.

You can also use Driver Easy driver tool to automatically download and update required Drivers for Windows.

If you need any further help then comment below.


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