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Windows 8.1 Store seems confused about online status after upgrade.

Windows 8.1 Store seems confused about online status after upgrade.

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After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on one of my laptops, I noticed that even though I was connected to the internet (via hotel wireless), the Windows Store didn’t seem to think I had any internet connection at all.

Opening the Windows Store would result in this page.

store

No proxy information was necessary for the internet hotel connection, but I did have to accept the hotel EULA before the hotel network quarantine handed me a valid IP.  My assumption here, is that my poor little Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205 wireless card just got stressed out and confused in the process.  I decided to disable and re-enable the little guy to see if that would clear things up.

To do this open PowerShell as an Administrator

LaunchPS

First things first, I had to get the names of my wireless network adapter to make sure I was fixing the right problem.

To do this type ‘Get-NetAdapter –Name *’ in the PS window.

getnetadaptername

This returns a list of network adapter names.

getnetadapter

In my case, my wireless network adapter is named ‘Wi-Fi’.

So then I verified what command I needed to use to Disable and Enable my ‘Wi-Fi’ network adapter with the Get-Help NetAdapter command.

gethelpnetadapter

Combining the Disable-NetAdapter cmdlet with my wireless card’s name gives me this command.

‘Disable-NetAdapter –Name ‘Wi-Fi’’

disablenetadapter

And I then re-enable the adapter the same way.

‘Enable-NetAdapter –Name ‘Wi-Fi’’

EnableNetadapter

I verified my laptop was back on the internet by going to www.bing.com, and then tried opening the Windows Store again.

store2

Success.  My network card is no longer confused.

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  • That's all fine & dandy -- if your "readers' are also having the problem via a LAPTOP WIRELESS ..

    However .. our problem arrived on Desktop Acer Aspire Z3-605 pc's..

    After the "SEMI-AUTOMATIC (as in cannot decline it - just have to CLICK to accept it) UPDATE" to 8.1

    (re: That is a COMPULSORY "FIXED SCREEN" UPDATE NOTIFICATION .. allowing the user ONLY the one option .. as - you cannot close the update function .. & you cannot use your computer at all - UNTIL you "click" accept update)>>

    See.?

    Now here's another MAJOR PROBLEM ..

    We don't have the knowledge - that you have..

    WE ONLY KNOW - that command line activity is a critical ..

    HIGH KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED "area" of the PC's inner workings..

    WE - also know .. that we DO NOT KNOW .. enough about how "Command Line Prompts" work .. nor "how" to execute them correctly..

    THUS -- just showing a screenshot of a few lines of printing..

    THAT ACTUALLY JUST CONFUSES US .. more than doing nothing at all.!!

    Please "teach your readers' ..

    As if we were all - 5.yr old Kindergarten NEW entrants ..

    Because.. in "COMMAND LINE MODE" .. that's exactly what we are..

    NEWBIES.!!!

  • still not working

  • still not working

  • Not working !!!

  • Not working either. As far as i can see, it's not only the Windows Apps store, but several other apps from windows, like Maps, Contacts en sometimes Mail. What has worked for me so far, as a temporal solution is to download a program named Fiddler2. Once installed you have to totally stop the apps store from working using the task manager and then run Fiddler 2. Running the program there is a "Win8 Config" option, you click on it and a new window opens. There you choose "Excempt all" and then all the Windows apps will work. Since i don't really know what is happening, i don't know if there are any vulnerability issues. So after using the apps store i finish any Fiddler activity with the task manager.

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