Lol, interesting observations considering this is the FIRST time I have ever mentioned dropping wifi connections anywhere in this forum.
Maybe the fact you are using a prehistoric DSL connection is the reason yours does not drop? It acts like packet loss to me rather than actual connection drop. Since the dataflow on a cable connection is so much faster than snail DSL it would make sense that you would not be experiencing problems while someone with a modern system like myself does.
Sorry, bad assumption on my part. Just figured it had to be part of your repertoire.
As to my "prehistoric DSL," it's kinda like the old joke about "bad luck." If I didn't have prehistoric DSL, I wouldn't have no DSL at all. I'm a little bit rural here, and the "prehistoric DSL" is the only connected option I have. Cable TV doesn't come down here, so that's out. Comcast offered to provide me with cable for a mere $10K up-front fee. I was so giddy with excitement that I didn't get around to accepting their generous offer. I can sorta live with the download speed (<3Meg), but it's the upload "speed" that is a problem for me. It is 384K nominal, but never really close to that. I often need to upload some large files and collections thereof, so sometimes it's easier to just drive to my Ladyfriend's place (45 min) and use her system. Plus, I even get a free dinner occasionally.
The thunderstorms are a real issue for me -- not only for the DSL interruptions, but occasional damage from lightning strikes. The last bad one I had was when lightning struck two different trees on two different sides of my house on the same night. That little experience cost me three motherboards, all of my wired network gear, my garage door opener and some outside security lights and a good bit of my time repairing and replacing. Lightning can be fun.
You might be right about my wi-fi being so slow that it is not as subject to interruption. I am sensitive to interruptions, so I would have noticed had it been happening.