Let me get this straight, you have to turn up the brightness and turn auto connect off? Every other WiFi computer/iPhone work great in my home. Other people that visit join my network with absolutely no problems. There is a problem and I hope Apple will release a fix soon. It will be 2 months since they acknowledged the problem. Adjust the brightness, that kind of sounds like hold the iPad over your head, turn three times and say Steve Jobs 5 times!