Steam issue - Fatal error unable to connect

Problem with Steam updating.

Get the following error:

“Steam needs to be online to update. Please confirm your network connection and try again.”

Tried Game Mode, disabling firewall/antivirus/behaviour blocker, added every steam exe to Allow Application whitelist. Nothing helps.

Suggestions? Other than Steam has always been a piece of junk?

If Comodo Firewall is disabled can Steam connect? I ask this because it’s possible that the issue is with Steam and not Comodo Firewall.

The application does begin to download the update, then after a random amount of time terminates with the error

In that case perhaps the problem is with Steam. Maybe reinstalling Steam would fix this. I’m not sure if there is a simpler solution.

I’m sure someone else will be able to chime in on this.