Steam error: Could not connect to a network on Windows 10
As above, error occurs randomly and prevents you from logging in to your Steam account.
Here the catch; I already found (sketchy) solution that works – therefore, following Stack Overflow customs I’m going to post it and accept it. Others are free to contribute.
Following solutions does not work:
- Rebooting computer.
- Removing any .blob files from Steam folder.
- Disabling/removing antivirus software.
- Reinstalling Steam.
One Solution collect form web for “Steam error: Could not connect to a network on Windows 10”
- Disable Steam startup on boot.
Add -tcp to the Steam link pointing to Steam starting location – it should look like this:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe” -tcp
Start Steam using said link. It will fail to connect to Steam network.
- Ignore it and press retry option. After a few seconds you’ll be logged in normally.
A: Ask Valve.
Q: Is it safe?
A: I do not guarantee anything but it works for me. Source (https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/2vaf5h/could_not_connect_to_steam_network/) says that:
It just launches steam with TCP protocols instead UCP.
It uses TCP as apposed to UDP. You can google if you are interested. There is no concerns about security.