08-09-2012 12:15 PM
I recently did a steam update and since i did it broke it and now all i get when i go to login is: 'You Must Be Online When Logging In For The First Time'
I am connected to the internet with no proxy, no vpn and firewall is disabled to test it.
I have tried the cmd winsock reset command and i have tried restarting and even re-installing and i still get the same problem.
(Having just brought some more games this is really frustrating, at least steam still works)
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08-09-2012 12:27 PM - edited 08-09-2012 12:31 PM
There seems to be an issue with the new Origin: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Origin/CAN-NOT-LOGIN-WITH
The same issue probably applies to Steam
09-22-2012 10:14 PM
Check your system time and date - If they are out, it will result in a "Must Be Online" error, even if your compter is speaking to the server just fine...
Hope this helps
03-10-2013 11:49 AM
After trying loads of things (time/date, host files, uninstalling, switching off firewalls and antivirus etc etc etc..) my final call was to uninstall my antivirus (under extreme duress), ESET 5, and whamo! it worked. this can't be the final solution.. I want to put it back on again asap! EA, please fix this bug, it has been going on for sooooo long now, it's starting to get ridiculous
03-11-2013 04:15 PM
Try this link, it didn't work for me, but it may work for you guys.
The problem was my ESET 5 software. What I had to do was:
The second option probably isn't the ideal solution, but I've had no problems logging in since. I'd recommend you try the first option before the second.