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Solved Strange connection issues for certain Programmes/Games only

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Parish87, Jul 22, 2016.

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  1. Parish87

    Parish87 Thread Starter

    Jul 22, 2016
    Hi guys

    I'm having some strange connection issues. Firstly, my PC is connected to the internet just fine, i'm here typing this now through my PC. I can browse websites perfectly and download files perfectly fine.

    The issue comes with connection to a few things that i've noticed and i'm sure they're all intertwined to something but i'm not sure what.

    I can't connect to the steam store. I can't use audio voice chat in Overwatch. I can't connect to the World of Warcraft servers.

    Now I can play multiplayer games just fine, I can actually play Overwatch and type and do everything else, but it won't connect me to the voice chat in game.

    I downloaded the new patch for WoW the other day and from when I hit the play button in battle.net I get the following error:

    http://EU.patch.battle.net:1119/wow/cdns: World of Warcraft was not able to connect to the network data source. For help fixing this issue, please see: https://battle.net/support/article/7411

    I have tried all their basic steps in that article to no avail.

    Finally, the steam store simply shows:

    Error Code: -130

    Failed to load web page (unknown error).

    I've completely uninstalled battle.net and WoW and reinstalled which hasnt helped, i've reset my router (it's wireless and a wired connection isn't an option). I did a pathping to the WoW servers which gave me this:

    Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

    0 PC1.Home [] 1 SkyRouter.Home [] 2 * * *
    Computing statistics for 25 seconds... Source to Here This Node/Link Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address 0 PC1.Home [] 0/ 100 = 0% | 1 2ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% SkyRouter.Home []

    Trace complete.

    Some system information from my DxDiag:
    Time of this report: 7/21/2016, 21:18:54
    Machine name: PC1
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160630-1736) Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. S
    ystem Model: Z97X-SLI
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/13/14 11:23:59 Ver: 04.06.05
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
    Memory: 16384MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 16286MB RAM
    Page File: 5408MB used, 13309MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: 12
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    Miracast: Available, with HDCP
    Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported DxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode

    Steps I have taken so far:

    Reset router and Restarted PC

    Command prompt in admin using the following commands:
    netsh winsock reset
    netsh int ip reset
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /registerdns
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    Disabling firewall and antivirus, checking permissions in both for battlenet, wow, steam etc.

    I have been able to connect to the steam store on my mobile using the same wifi as my PC. I have then tethered the phone connection to the PC and still couldn't load the steam store.

    It's driving me crazy now, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Do you have a Proxy enabled under the Connections tab of Internet Options under the Control Panel? If so disable, uncheck everything there and try again.

  3. Parish87

    Parish87 Thread Starter

    Jul 22, 2016
    This has resolved the issue! Thank you very much kind sir! :)

    I have no idea why that would have happened though? I haven't changed any settings at all.
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Sometimes those get set if you use a Proxy/VPN/anoymous service, or if you get a virus or malware, or content filtering software. Was there a configuration script or proxy address set? If so do you remember what it was?
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