Testing my iPad down by the pool... I could not find my home network upstairs. However I never have a problem accessing my home network on my iPhone in the same location. So it is true (at least in my case) that the iPad has a harder time detecting and latching on to signals. I've even got my router signal boosted (had to do that so it could reach my phone down by the pool). So I had to resort to wirelessly tethering it to my iPhone which worked fine. It would be nice to not have to do that down by the pool though... to save juice on my phone when I don't really need to be using it.