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Counter Strike Server Connection Failed After 4 Retries

Are you seeing the error message "connection failed after 4 retries" when loading Counter Strike Source of Steam? This article will show you how to fix the common issue.



Description of the Issue

Each time you try to connect to a server the game crashes after 10 minutes, and then again upon reconnection. Then you see the message: Connection failed after 4 retries.

How to Fix the Issue

  • Start Steam
  • Go to "My Games"
  • Search CounterStrike: Source
  • Make a right click "Properties"
  • Go to "Set Launch Options ..."
  • Copy this line "+clientport xxxxx" and if you want to keep the game console too use this line "+clientport xxxxx -console" [without the quotes]
  • Select OK and Start the game
  • Replace "xxxxx" by a TCP port that you will open on your ADSL Router.

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