Re: connection to router
It just means that your wifi signal is not strong enough to connect to the internet. How many bars does it say you have (signal)?
also, are you using the built in wifi that comes with the laptop, or do you have an external card?
lastly, how far are you from your router when the internet starts connecting? avg wifi G goes about 100m (300ft) through open air, with no walls/trees/etc between the base and node. throw a couple walls in and that 300ft can drop down to 75ft (same issue here, i have a usb adapter on two usb extention cables and a usb hub hanging from the ceiling to get signal lol.)
maybe try and sit closer to your router when your outside? quick simple fix imo