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Metro apps can not connect to internet !!

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    Posts : 7
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    Metro apps can not connect to internet !!


    hello
    My weather, news, finance, travel and maps tiles can never connect to internet even though I can, at the same time, browse and download. I tried to figure it out in many ways but failed eventually . When I click any of those tiles, it opens and a message pops up and says the app cannot connect to the internet. The network indicator on top-right side of the tile also shows 'Offline'. The tiles show sample data only. My computer gets
    automatically connected to internet after log in. So the tiles should have got connected. I'm really frustrated now
    I have windows 8 pro and I searched many forums and tried many methods to fix this problem but it did not work. Please give me a solution ..


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    Hi,
    Try a Refresh using this tutorial:Refresh Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi,
    Try a Refresh using this tutorial:Refresh Windows 8
    thank you for your respond
    I did what you said and I lost all my apps on PC beside some drivers .
    but unfortunately the problem still exists
    I don not know why these apps won't connect to internet
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    Have you tried signing in with Microsoft account?
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    Posts : 7
    win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Have you tried signing in with Microsoft account?
    after many tries I find that when I am connecting to wireless networks and use "freegate" all apps work just fine
    But mostly I use my 3g network .. I think there are some settings with proxy or internet options causing this problem
    any ideas?
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  6. #6


    Sorry, no idea, wait for someone else to help you.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Sorry, no idea, wait for someone else to help you.
    OK thank u anyway
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    Posts : 7
    win 8


    I figured it out myself
    with mobile partner settings I changed 3g connection type from NDIS to RAS and all metro apps were able to connect to internet
    I use hauwei e173
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    Glad to hear that you have found a solution and thanks for posting it.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Perhaps the setting "Sync over metered connections" would be relevant in your case.
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