Apple Hints at Upcoming Fix for IPad Connectivity Issues
The article, which we initially
The new troubleshooting steps, on the other hand, seem to take the connectivity issues a bit more seriously, offering a number of different solutions--some definitely a little off the beaten path. First, Apple recommends making sure that your router has the latest firmware; if you use an AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme or Time Machine, you can use the AirPort Utility (found in /Application/Utilities) to determine whether you have the latest version of the Apple-provided firmware installed.
Other recommendations include using the more robust WPA or WPA-2 security scheme, renewing your IP address, and ensuring that your iPad is not operating at the lowest screen brightness level. We are unsure what the brightness level might have to do with Wi-Fi connectivity, but perhaps that's one reason Apple insists on calling the iPad a "magical" device.
Most interestingly, the article hints that a more comprehensive set of fixes is yet to come: "Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update." We'll be holding our breath.