When the iPad hit the streets, the first complaint was a weak Wi-Fi signal. This was confirmed, even by myself, and Apple initially said it had more to do with the router and less to do with the iPad. That may indeed be the case but according to MacRumors, Apple has now updated a support doc with a statement that it will be fixing remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues.
"A very small number of iPad users have experienced issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. This article outlines workarounds for these issues. Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update."
If you haven't tried to remedy your iPad Wi-Fi connectivity issues, Apple offers up these suggestions:
- Updating Wi-Fi router firmware
- Using WPA or WPA2 wireless security
- Adjusting screen brightness
- Renewing IP address
I also recommend putting your iPad in a case, as I've found the signal to go weaker when I'm actually holding the iPad in my hands without it being in a case. Perhaps it has to do with the placement of the antenna inside of the iPad? At least Apple is going to fix this problem now.