SharePoint 2013 Prerequisite Installer Failing – No Internet

I recently tried installing SharePoint 2013 and came across a weird issue which stopped the prerequisite installer from running to completion. It complained that it didn’t have access to the internet which was really odd.

I found a workaround for this which I found here was to change some of the settings in Internet Explorer. What I did can be followed below:

  1. Open IE and go to “” and uncheck the prompt which will continue to display pop-ups
  2. Go to the gear icon -> Internet Options -> Security and open the trusted sites
  3. now add “http://*” to the trusted site list
  4. save and close IE

Now you should be able to run the installer without an issue. Enjoy!