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    stmsxblz is offline Newbie
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    Default exhausted search for steam problem

    "riven" and "bladerunner" are the only games i ever played.
    by chance i stumbled over "anno 2070" and found it appealing. had nothing to do this weekend so i thought i buy this game. instead of running into town and buy the game on cd i thought i look for an option to download it. found steam and gave them $49.99 USD. big mistake.... when trying to get the cd key or hitting "play", i keep getting the "failed to contact key server" error.
    after googling this error i make sure that all the required ports are open and renamed the "ClientRegistry.blob" to "ClientRegistryOld.blob". no success. google further and did the deleting thing as suggested here forums.steampowered DOT com/forums/showthread.php?p=28300813#post28300813 and the game cache thing as described support.steampowered DOT com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335
    still: "failed to contact key server".
    of course i contacted steam support and of course i haven't heard anything from them.
    now i read about router issues. i'm on a wireless public network and i have no access to the router (averaging 180kbps). can it be i get this error because i'm on a wifi network? if so, why doesn't state steam so before they let me give them my money?

    thanks for any help

    (win 7 64)

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    Default Re: exhausted search for steam problem

    That could be, security (firewall) set up on that network ESPECIALLY because you say it's a public one. Just to be sure open up windows firewall and make sure it's not blocking anything from steam on your computer. Could also be a problem with an antivirus, can either turn it off for a few minutes to test (i know Avast has that option) or add an exception much like you'd do with your firewall.

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    stmsxblz is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: exhausted search for steam problem

    hi Jybwee,
    thanks for your reply.
    it's working now - they were out of keys. they were selling stuff they could not deliver. can you imagine?
    i

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    Default Re: exhausted search for steam problem

    yikes, that's pretty shady ><
    Good to hear it's working now tho.

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