Downloads will take time depending on your internet speed and the size of the download. Physical discs offers much quicker installs, however, the disc needs to be in the DVD drive. And its just easier for me to have all my games in a list on steam where i can just download a game i want to play. I try and get disks as much as i can.

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Steam freezes all the time. I start it up, and if I click on anything (say, the link to a new game) it loads for 1-2 seconds and then stops responding and I have to ctrl-alt-del to shut it down. The only thing that doesn't cause it to crash all the time is just launching games from the desktop. Since launching games sort of works, I've not bothered trying to fix it... Until now
So I finally decided to try and fix this crap yesterday and started googling. What I have tried:
- (Re)installed Steam the 'correct way' using instructions from valve.
- Updated my graphics drivers (removed the old drivers correctly using driver sweeper)
- Tried 3 different Antivirus programs since Steam reportedly doesn't run well with some. The problem persists even with no antivirus program installed...
- Reinstalled Internet explorer (read this is some thread I found through google, apparently Steam uses IE when browsing through the store?)
- Defragmented the disc Steam is installed on
No luck yet, it still freezes whenever I click on anything. My system is fairly new (4gig ram, HD4850, intel 9550) and doesn't have problems running any other programs than Steam. This really sucks... Anyone got any idea how to fix it?

Hi MarcinSeptim,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

A wireless network router has a limited broadcast range. The farther the computer is from the router, the weaker the broadcast signal. Solid objects, such as walls, metal furniture, and electrical appliances might interfere with the signal and decrease the usable range.

For testing purposes, move the computer closer to the router and minimize interference from electrical devices. If testing the connection with the computer near to the router proves that the wireless connection does not disconnect at a significant interval, you can move the computer to determine the range of the connection.

Try the below mentioned methods and see if it works for you.

Method 1:

Try to run in build troubleshooter (Network adapter troubleshooter) and check if it helps.

  1. Press Windows + W key on the keyboard.

  2. Type troubleshooting in the search tab and press Enter.

  3. Click View all on left panel.

  4. Click Network Adapter, new window will popup.

  5. Follow the on screen instructions.

Method 2:

Try to enable Wireless service.

  1. Press Windows key + R and type services.msc in the search field or runwindow and press ENTER.

  2. Scroll down to find “WLAN AutoConfig '.

  3. Right-click “WLAN AutoConfig “, and then click Start.

  4. Check if the issue persists.

Method 3:

If issue persists I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned in the link provided below:

Why can't I find a wireless network?


You may also refer to the following link for additional information.

Wired and wireless network problems

Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestions, we will be happy to assist you.

Internet Crawls When Steam Tries To Download Game Play