Here's a question:
My computer is quite far from my router. However, the router is definitively powerful enough to reach up here-- I am connected right now. However, the internet still drops quite a lot which doesn't happen when I sit on the stairs right on top of the router, so it's obviously a distance issue. However, if I disconnect and then reconnect again, it tends to be fine for at least a short period before cutting out again--it just did. It then gives me a local only warning.
One thing that seems to help is a constant flow of information, e.g. streaming or a torrent. It's not perfect, but it's better.
Is there anything I can do to help my computer stay connected?