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I'm connected via wifi to my ISP's router/modem. While Windows says that I'm always connected, I keep getting messages from Netgear Genie that I've lost contact to the Internet, and I cannot access webpages until it comes back.

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There are two other computers in the house, one connected to the router via ethernet, the other via wifi, both seem to have no such problems.

I've wondered if Netgear genie itself was the problem, but I am regularly disconnected even if I uninstall it. And I'd rather have it since it accurently tells me if I'm connected or not.

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I've removed the connection, recreated it, I've even copied the settings to a usb key from the computer that has wifi access. I've even reinstalled Windows 7 (it was time anyway) !

  1. Why does windows says I'm online if I can't access any online game, or website ?
  2. Is there a tool that can tell me which program, if any, is disconecting me ?
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closed as too localized by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Canadian Luke, Indrek, Nifle, Randolph West Sep 9 '12 at 16:57

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When it says you're disconnected, can you ping other machines on your network by name or IP address? Can you connect to web sites using their IP address? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 7 '12 at 21:02
No, pings are not responding – Manu Sep 7 '12 at 21:18
Your Wi-Fi connection might be the problem here. Have you checked the manufacturer's website for the latest drivers? – user3463 Sep 7 '12 at 23:28
Great. Disconnected while windows says otherwise is "too localized". Windows and Netgear must be seldom used brands I guess. – Manu Sep 9 '12 at 20:41
I have found the problem, reopen it so that I can add the answer please. – Manu Sep 10 '12 at 16:34