Here I was up in the spare bedroom trying to set up a new iPad that I plan to give to my wife on Christmas and I can't get the WiFi to consistently operate. The MacBook is sitting right beside me working like a charm. I called Apple Care and I am sitting there thinking I can't remember the WiFi password and the Apple tech tells me that I need to find another WiFi source and see if that works or take it to an Apple store. Fortunately my wife goes to sleep and I move to a room closer to my router and everything works fine. After joining this forum, I read in the first thread that I am supposed to read that this is a common problem. Now why doesn't all Apple Care representative know about this and give proper instructions? Better yet, why doesn't Apple repair the problem?