Windows 8 Metro Apps not working - No internet connection error

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by superspatial, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. superspatial

    superspatial MDL Novice

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    All my stock metro apps are not working anymore. I get a no internet connection error but on Desktop my internet works fine. Anyone experiencing this?
     
  2. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    What version of Win8 are you using (RP, RTM, Etc) & x86 or x64?
     
  3. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    I had the same problem with RP, if I connected my LAN connection then connected my wifi sometimes it would bitch about no internet connection. This usually happened at work where we have a web filter.
     
  4. netizencz

    netizencz MDL Novice

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    #4 netizencz, Aug 14, 2012
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    same problem here, i can't use STORE because "YOUR PC ISN'T CONNECTED TO INTERNET"


    Win8 Enterprise x64, activated
     
  5. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    store works fine here Win8 64bit Pro activated. I was even able to update Evernote. maybe regional? wild guess
     
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  6. netizencz

    netizencz MDL Novice

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    I don't think so, my location is "US"
    But when i turn automatic update on, STORE works fine.
     
  7. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    I have seen this reported before. Also when turning off the firewall the store will not work I believe.
     
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  8. adrog

    adrog MDL Novice

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    had same issue found out it was my antivirus had to turn on share local network in settings in antivirus
    give that a go and see how you go
     
  9. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah, disabling Firewall service will break the ability to download and install apps :\
     
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  10. dreamss

    dreamss MDL Junior Member

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    my weather/store apps wont get that far now they just exit to start menu, but this started when weather was timing out
     
  11. dastallmanu

    dastallmanu MDL Novice

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    The golden solution:

    Unplug or disconnect your internet and reconnect after a minute.
     
  12. superspatial

    superspatial MDL Novice

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    Windows 8 RTM - x64 - Activated, firewall is on, UAC is on, they worked for a day or so but now non of them are working anymore - no internet connection error. I also noticed that News, Weather and Stocks apps are updating the icons for Live Title but after I click on them I get the same No internet connection error. I am on WiFi, no PPPoE here... Anyone has find a fix for this?
     
  13. superspatial

    superspatial MDL Novice

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    RTM x64 activated, firewall on, uac on, no antivirus, internet over wifi (no pppoe)[/QUOTE]
     
  14. Kai7os

    Kai7os MDL Novice

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    I get a different error when trying to update apps.. I get an error stating "Something happened and this app could not be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x80073cf9"
    I've got Win8 64x pro Activated with windows firewall on uac on (but doesnt dim) and nod32.. anyone else encounter this issue? does download new apps either...
     
  15. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    I got this error, but my problem was that I was using VPN software like Hotspot/Expat Shield etc.

    I just turned them off if I needed to use any Metro apps, like the Store.
     
  16. randomguy1

    randomguy1 MDL Novice

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    If you are using things like vpn, proxifier etc, there's a way to have metro apps working. It's detailed here:
    https: // bit .ly /NhgwVf (remove spaces)
     
  17. ozky

    ozky MDL Novice

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    Same problem i set my network location to private metro apps can't connect to internet but if i set it to public all metro apps connecting to internet without problems,i have huawei e169 3g network connection.
     
  18. fastman112

    fastman112 MDL Novice

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    I also have huawei 3G internet connection and Metro apps can not connect to internet But when I use regular wireless connection they work just fine
    please can you tell me how to set my network location to public or is there anything to do to make my apps work with 3G
     
  19. AlenRusso1976

    AlenRusso1976 MDL Novice

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    windows 8 apps problem solved

    hi i am using windows pro with media center recently i got problem with metro apps not working or can not connect with internet.i am using avast internet security, windows defender disable uac disable windows smart screen enabled these i configure on my own.just go to this address adf.ly/EZ1vC and install it run this application and click on left corner win8 config click refresh now click exempt all save it.close it, and minimized to try or ctrl+m add it on windows startup thats it all apps workin like charm with mention above config.
     
  20. razanahi

    razanahi MDL Novice

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    solution for metro application does not work is here


    metro application net issue.jpg hope this solve the issue. Tks