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Old 08-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy I can't activate steam key..

Hello,

I want to activate a steam key. But when I activate this error appears:

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Steam-server not available

Your PC currently can't connect with the servers of steam or the service is currently disabled. Try it later again.
I translated dutch to english.



Maybe It's because I'm on holiday.. I already tried changing download region. It didn't work..

It's not that I'm gonna game while I'm on holiday, but just had a rainy day and it kinda pi-ssd me off.

Hope you guys can help.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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why don't you "Try it later again"?
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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why don't you "Try it later again"?
Ah stop it. :P

I'm already trying 3/4 days.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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but just had a rainy day and it kinda pi-ssd me off.
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I'm already trying 3/4 days.
So it's been more of a rainy week?
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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Are you using the hotel network? Maybe they have the ports blocked.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Are you using the hotel network? Maybe they have the ports blocked.
When did he say he was at a hotel? O_o
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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When did he say he was at a hotel? O_o
OP said he was on holiday. I was asking.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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When did he say he was at a hotel? O_o
He didn't, but:
  • He did say he's on holiday
  • We can infer he has internet
  • That regular internet works but the steam client is neutered

Which adds up to common problem encountered on hotel internet service. It's a Sherlock Holmes level of deduction, worthy of rep. Which I would have given, but it told me to spread some around a bit first.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #9
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Arrow more info

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So it's been more of a rainy week?
Hah, good one. Activating keys doesn't mean playing the activated games. Activating takes normally 1 minute.


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Are you using the hotel network? Maybe they have the ports blocked.
It's a park. Every house in the park has the same internet connection, but you need a different log-in. So you connect, and after you connect you try to visit a website (ex. google.com) and it redirects you to the log-in page. There you need to log-in. Without being log'd in, you cannot visit any website.

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