I finally got rid of my piece of crap wireless connection and replaced it with a standard cable connection. My internet is finally staying connected, however, there seems to be a strange issue with streaming videos. I take a couple of courses online (you can watch the courses) and the stream "times out" after about 1 or 2 minutes. This never happened with the wireless network. Also, for places such as youtube, I can't download the movies, it freezes after about 10 seconds, and you cannot 'stream ahead' like it does. I have no clue why it does this - is it something to do with my internet connection?
All other sites work fine, and I have been streaming these courses and other vids online for years. I really don't think that a change from wireless to LAN connection should have an affect on this , but it was working fine earlier today.
I know its not the sites, because I've tried many sites and same thing happens everywhere.