How to Allow Valve & Steam Using PeerBlock

by Joshua Phillips ; Updated September 28, 2017

Steam, created and maintained by Valve Software, is a digital distribution client that allows users to purchase, download and play PC games from the Internet. Some firewall programs, such as PeerBlock, block access to Steam, preventing your computer from connecting to Steam's servers. This can make it impossible to use Steam or, if you have already purchased games from Steam, impossible to play them. To use Steam and PeerBlock together successfully, you must add Steam to the allow list on your PeerBlock software.

Launch the PeerBlock software from your computer.

Click "List Manager" followed by "Add."

Type "Steam" in the description field.

Click "Add URL." Enter the URL "http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=steam" (without the quotation marks).

Select "Allow" as the type and click "OK" to save all changes. PeerBlock will allow Steam access and you will be able to connect to Steam.

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Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.