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FIX for Oculus Setup error "Cannot connect to server"

Level 2

I ran into an issue will trying to install oculus on my new computer. No matter what I tried it would error out with "cannot connect to server" after I agreed to terms and conditions. I had seen other posts that said adding it to your desktop and running it from CMD line and adding /bypasshotfix but this did not work either. What worked for me is as follows:

  • Edit the host file located in C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\etc
    • Add the following hosts
      • Note: Please follow the instructions in your host file. Start with the IP address, once you're done hit tab and it will take you to the start of the next column where you need to add the site name. It should look like the following:
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    • After saving the changes the setup should now connect to the oculus server.

Level 3

THANK YOU!!! you are a lifesaver.

side not to anyone confused copy and paste 

  • to the bottom of the host file not the top