I'm trying to install Drupal 8 on my laptop (localhost on a WAMP server), and I always get the following error in the first steps:
The translation server is offline.
The installer requires to contact the translation server to download a translation file. Check your internet connection and verify that your website can reach the translation server at http://ftp.drupal.org. Check the messages and try again.
That step is mandatory, and I can't continue the installation process. Opening http://ftp.drupal.org, I can see the website with no problem.
I've disabled anti-virus and firewall, and I have tried the process from different locations (different Internet access) on the same computer, with the same result. I'm using EasyPHP WAMP on Windows 8.1, with versions that meet the requirements of PHP, MySQL.
What can be blocking the access to the translation server? Is there any way to omit this step?