It seems that from time to time, Tor gets tied up and can go for a few hours with 3 or 4 connections. Then, when I restart bitcoin or restart Tor to refresh my connections, I can get 7,8, or even more (9 currently).
I haven't really been able to tell if coins generate slower or not with less connections, but I was curious if it does correlate. If not, how exactly will having more connections help me out compared to less?
If apart from the number of connections, then you will be disconnected with bitcoin. It will be helpful if you can set up automatic connection to the backup network as needed. so that no connection errors occur.