And now, the cloud to go along with the silver lining:
Since its otherwise smashing debut last Saturday, sporadic reports have been trickling in of iPads failing to connect to a Wi-Fi signal, even when said signals are at a level the FCC would be aghast at. Luckily, Apple jumped right on the problem and posted the following solution on their support forum:
Under certain conditions, iPad may not automatically rejoin a known
Wi-Fi network after restart or waking from sleep. This can occur with
some third-party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable when:
- Using the same network name for each network
- Using different security settings for each network
If you encounter this issue, try the following:
- Create separate Wi-Fi network names to identify each band. This
can be done easily by appending one or more characters to the current
- Example: Add a G to the 802.11b/g network name and
an N to the 802.11n network name.
- Ensure that both networks use the same security type (WEP, WPA,
WPA2, and so on)
If the issue persists, reset your network settings using Settings
> General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
Note: Always ensure that your Wi-Fi router firmware
is up to date.