netflix error n8106-106

What the hell is wrong with Netflix?

I’m really sick of this error popping up. There’s not a damn thing wrong with my internet connection, yet they try and tell me there is. That’s BS.

They’re raising the rates on us for a product that doesn’t even work part of the time.

I’ve posted about this fix before on here. So let’s recap.

I’ve done all my own fixes already, and they worked until today. Then it spits out the error right in the middle of watching something.

The quick fix I’ve got is just open your browser with ‘run as administrator’, right now that fixed the problem for me. Why though should I have to run as admin to watch Netflix?


Here’s links to the other two posts with the other fixes I‘ve used that worked for a while anyway.

UPDATED: another part of the fix here:

  21 comments for “netflix error n8106-106

  1. Age
    September 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Same here! This has been happening for about 2 months now. The message pops up IN THE MIDDLE OF WATCHING a movie. How is that possible? I can watch other streaming videos on Hulu or YouTube or ANYWHERE else on the web, but NOT on Netflix?? When you type this code into their database it simply says the code doesn’t exist and to try again. When I call customer service, they give me these lame ‘fixes’ that DO NOT fix the problem! At a RANDOM moment of the day, my Netflix works, but not FOREVER, only for a little while. This is SO frustrating!! You’re absolutely right: They upped the price and then hosed us with a crap product.

  2. vio
    September 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve likewise been dealing with this same error for the past couple of weeks now. However, I get it upon buffering, never in the middle of streaming a movie/show. After Silverlight loads up, it stalls at loading at 7% for 10-30 seconds or so then this error pops up. Over and over and over and over again. I’ve done every troubleshooting step you can possible think of, even bypassing my router entirely and running the cable modem straight into the computer. It no longer works on my Wii either. The Netflix apps loads up, then a “Connecting to Netflix…” message appears at the bottom of the screen. Then it goes to “Retrieving titles…” where it eventually fails and brings up the error “Unable to connect to Netflix. Try again.” Just like my computer, you can try over and over again with no success. What’s odd is that sometimes it does work, although I’ve had no success at all for the past couple of days now. *sigh* It’s driving me nuts. Originally I thought maybe my ISP(us cable) was somehow blocking Netflix, but why would it ocassionally work at random if that was the case? Not to mention what would they gain in pissing me off when I pay them $45 a month for internet service? I’ll try your tricks, but I’m not going to get my hopes up. I love Watch Instantly when it works, but this is getting to be too much. What’s the point of paying monthly for this when I’m lucky if I can get it to work once or twice a week?

    I’ve called Netflix multiple times and all they do is have me perform lame ass troubleshooting steps(reset router, clear cookies, etc.) when I’ve already done all the troubleshooting that can be possibly done(i do technical support for a living and damn sure know how to do basic network troubleshooting) and verified beyond a shadow of a doubt it’s not my computer, Wii, wireless router or internet connection. Then they toss the blame on my ISP and say “Sorry. We have no reports of outages in your area and there’s nothing else we can do.” Whether the problem is on Netflix’s side or my ISP’s side, this needs to be fixed immediately. I’m paying good money for a completely legit, legal service rather than downloading illegal bit torrents and crap like so many people do these days.

  3. Mushu
    November 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    My comp was doing the same thing, I use chrome so I had it delete all the history, cookies, etc. and now it plays netflix fine.

  4. Kristopher
    December 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm


    I was having this problem, I tried everything under the sun:
    – different browsers
    – different versions of silverlight
    – resetting router
    – restarting computer

    The one thing that worked… Make sure your computer’s date and time are set correctly for your time zone. my date and time were incorrect, i corrected it for my time zone and netflix suddenly started working. This came from netflix help line.

  5. December 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    this sucks i done every thing to fix these shit and it just wont work

  6. CaptainNeatoman
    December 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Holy crap I can’t believe that worked. What in the blue sky of Eternia is that about?

  7. ken
    December 4, 2011 at 7:20 am

    My netflix would not run it got stuck at 7% every movie I tried to watch. I tried many of the fixes listed here, different browser, reloading silverlight etc.

    The soulution was setting my clock to the correct day and time on the computer ! somehow the date and time were a month off. Once the correct day and time were set, netflix worked again. Try re-setting your date and time.

  8. wes
    December 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    just fixed the time and date and netflix is working again

  9. zodojoco
    December 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Kristopher… All I can say is thanks. This error occurs on my sons computer all the time to the point I want to ban him from using netflix so he will stop asking me to troubleshoot this stupid error. My 8 year old can set the time and fix his own problem.

  10. somebody
    December 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    i fixed the date and time too. now it works. 🙂

  11. Curtis
    January 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Holy crap! I’ve been having issues for weeks. I read on here to update the date and time. I updated it, restarted the computer and works like a charm. I’m still pissed, but glad it works. Thanks!

  12. jared d
    February 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Ah… I changed my system time today. Forgot it was 2012 not 2011. Thank you!

    Seems that when the system time is way off (year) I experience SSL certificate failures because the activation date had not be reached and I got the Netflix error n8106-106. Once the time was closer (month) it gave me a different error that suggested I correct my system time.

  13. Pam
    March 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I had this error and after doing everything from clearing cookies, cache, uninstalling silverlight, restarting router (Everything Netflix said to do) they finally said, “Try it on Firefox” and it worked.

  14. Amohar
    March 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Perfect, the date fix for the error code netflix error n8106-106 worked like a magic thank you

  15. joe
    April 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    wow setting the time and date fixed mine to thank you guys so much, what is up with netflix support they are useless tryed to say my internet was bad lol anyway thanks much.

  16. Tiffany
    May 31, 2012 at 5:06 am

    There’s nothing wrong with my date and time , any other fixes?

    I’ve done everything under the sun I can think of. Netflix will stream just fine on my kindle but for some reason it has stopped streaming on my PC, no matter what browser I use.

  17. Rachael
    May 31, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I took the date and time off of “automatic” and my netflix works again! Thank you

  18. Stuart
    December 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

    My computer and internet speed is above the rest. It’s awsome. I get very slow loading and sometimes I get the error code above. My computer clock is perfect. I did everything that everybody told me to do, and nothing changed. I even reinstalled windows and got all the newest updates and drivers. I found out that netflix don’t like it when you watch lots of instant streaming. It’s a big load on there servers. The other problem is, your firewall or other security software can tell others that you live in a different area, so it might not tell them the right timezone. Good luck fixing the difficult problems like mine.

  19. December 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    OK, I have read every recomendation the internet on how to fix the N8106-106 error on Netflex streaming. I have tried every recomendation. Nothing has worked for me. I can not believe a large company like Netflex can allow this error to go on for months for it’s viewers. Is there anything new on how to fix this issue? I have a Win 7 64 bit OS. Netflex streaming worked well in the past, but something changed and I believe it is on the Netflex side.

  20. January 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I have been chasing this for over a year..FIXED IT!!

    IE and chrome have the problem, Firefox was OK, I also had problems downloading adobi products.. had to go to the direct download.

    I went to the microsoft website and downloaded the “root certificates update” and that did the job.. I’ll bet it fixes all the problems I see with certificates at websites that should be OK..

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