Every server times out/all favourite servers just show ip's

I’ve just tried to connect to my usual server to find the connection times out, infact it times out on every single server even ones I know for a fact are up. No servers show up in internet search. Is this a new bug or have i been banned?

(User was banned for this post ("help & support" - Orkel))

Have you checked any software firewalls or anti-virus software on your computer? This has happened to me be before, turns out that for some reason my firewall was blocking Garry’s Mod.

You might be able to determine if this issue is only in Garry’s Mod by using Steam’s server browser. Right click on your Steam icon tray and view your favorite servers in the server list there.

I changed the VPN server and it seems to be working ok now.