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Windows 7: weather widget not connecting

06 Feb 2009   #21
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

clearing the cache didn't help.

i've tried a dozen different weather widgets, none work. the sidebar simply isn't connecting, and i cannot figure out why.


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06 Feb 2009   #22
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like some problem with your network connection and not the gadgets.
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06 Feb 2009   #23
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

..or firewall.
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06 Feb 2009   #24
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just to test, temporarily turn off your firewall and AV completely.
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06 Feb 2009   #25
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i've done that too - i disabled nod32, restarted, and it still wouldn't connect.

i would be more inclined to call it a network problem if i were having other problems, but everything else is working fine...
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06 Feb 2009   #26
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What about windows defender too? Kind of sounds like there is an exception in your gadgets establishing a connection from something. Have you checked out something like process explorer or autoruns and see under the tcp/ip tab if it connected.
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06 Feb 2009   #27
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i thought windows defender was just spyware? i have windows firewall disabled...

here's what system explorer says:

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06 Feb 2009   #28
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, you never know. Sometimes it blocks things.
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06 Feb 2009   #29
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

You are using some sort of firewall I hope?
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06 Feb 2009   #30
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Just a minute here...how did you get Windows Defender Software Explorer in Windows 7?

MSFT wrote it out, or so I thought.
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