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Ive got an active internet connection, and my browsers can access it. However, none of the metro apps are able to connect. They all indicate that the system is offline.

I'm quite sure it's because my network and sharing center says "No Internet Access" next to the "Access Type" and I have an exclamation mark next to the network icon in the system tray.

I've tried changing my IP address from static to auto and vice-versa, but the problem still persists.

Any idea how I can remove that exclamation mark?

System: Windows 8, Dell Studio 15.

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Are you behind a proxy server? – pratnala Nov 12 '12 at 11:06
If it says No Internet Access, Metro won't work – pratnala Nov 12 '12 at 11:07
I am behind a proxy, however, I'm avoiding the whole proxy problem by using a cascading proxy (using CCproxy). – Urban Nov 12 '12 at 11:40
I'm using CCProxy too. So if you are on ethernet, once you run CCProxy, disconnect and reconnect the cable. Don't know why but this works. For Wi-Fi, turn on Flight mode and then turn it off – pratnala Nov 12 '12 at 12:10
What's your proxy server type? – pratnala Nov 12 '12 at 12:11

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