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Internet access in Desktop but not in Start Screen.

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    Internet access in Desktop but not in Start Screen.

    I recently did a clean install of a full version of Windows 8 on my computer. Some of my Apps on the start screen, ie Weather, News, Maps, Travel, Skydrive and other Apps such as Slacker Radio and Weather Radar Pro will open but give me a "no connection to the internet" message. If I switch over to my Desktop I have an internet connection.
    I checked the charm bar/settings/Internet Access and it says "no connections available". The curious thing is the Live Tiles for the News and Travel will update and show the latest information, yet when I open them I get the "no connection available" message. I have no problem with the Store App, Explorer, Email or Music App. Those seem to work fine.

    I removed my Anti-virus software, re-installed the Apps and still get the same results. For my internet connection I'm using a Virgin Mobile OverDrivePro2E7 WiFi Hub. I'm not using the Wifi, it is plugged directly into my computer via a USB port. If I go into Control Panel/Network Connections it shows up as EtherNet2 with a strong connection.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Try going through the advice in the links below, this is a fairly common problem but with more than one solution.

    Windows 8 apps won't connect to the internet although the desktop - Microsoft Community

    Apps won't connect to the internet!! - Microsoft Community
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Internet access in Desktop but not in Start Screen.
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