I did a Google Search and found this forum, well, this thread
I followed the tips suggested by the member that posted in that thread, but I'm still having issues (routers were different so I'm guessing that would have been obvious but I'm no expert :\ ) :
hat HW version is your router?
What FW version is currently loaded?
Ensure DNS IP addresses are being filled in under Setup/Internet/Manual?
Turn off QoS options.
Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option.
Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking.
Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router.
Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP.
What wireless modes are you using?
Try single mode G or mixed G and N?
What security mode are you using? WEP, WPA or WPA2? Preferred is WPA2. Auto TPIK and AES.
What wireless devices do you have connected?
Any cordless house phones?
Any other WiFi routers in the area?
Turn off all anti virus and firewall programs on PC while testing.
Turn off all devices accept for one wired PC while testing.
You'll need to get the port information that "Steam" applications use to input into the Port Forwarding section of the router. Contact the Mfr of the Sw for this information.
I have a dLink dir-601 wireless router. I purchased Call of Duty MW3 and I'm required to install and upgrade Steam before I can download/install the game on my laptop. I get the error message, "Steam.exe (main exception): To Run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet" after Steam loads up and says, "upgrading Steam".
I've done port forwarding but just incase, can someone confirm that I'm doing it right to upgrade Steam (or something) :
Control Panel (dLink dir-601) -> Advanced -> Port Forwarding ->
IP Address: My IP that I found from CMD command
TCP: 27030-27039 [Schedule: Always]
UDP: 1200,27000-27015 [Inbound Filter: Allow all]
My Anti-Virus/Internet Security is BitDefender 2012 (1yr license) and I've disabled it like the tips stated when testing (I disabled everything from Anti-virus to FireWall). Also, Windows FireWall is also disabled on my laptop after BitDefender was installed.
Does anyone have any ides how I can fix my issue (Steam error message when upgrading) so that I can play the game?