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Old 12-01-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
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How do I put a proxy server into Steam?

Long story short, one of the places I regularly use my laptop requires me to put a proxy server into any program I want to use to connect to the internet. I'm not particularly tech savvy so I don't know WHY I need to do this, I just know that I have to do it and HOW to do it :P

...Or more to the point, I know how to do it in firefox and Spotify, but I can't find the settings anywhere in Steam. I'd imagine I'm probably missing something obvious so... any help?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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steam and proxie do not mix , if you find a way to make it work valve will try to patch it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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Steam goes after the operating system's proxy settings, which is the Internet Explorer uses as well. But as kakkerlak said they do not mix.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:27 AM   #4
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What do you mean they 'dont mix' as in they don't work?

Why not, what's the benefit of restricting people from using it? :|
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:34 AM   #5
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Unable to connect to HTTP Proxy -or- Unable to connect to server (Link)
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:39 AM   #6
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Why not, what's the benefit of restricting people from using it? :|
Network administrators will use proxy servers to accomplish one or more of the following:

1) Cache browsing data to reduce internet connection load.

2) Restrict access to a specific set of services or even websites. This pretty effectively stops P2P filesharing which is the main concern since it can clog up public networks pretty quickly. Unfortunately this also makes programs like Steam unusable.

3) Inject advertisements and other material into people's browsers to gain profit from people using the public network.
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