As I've never had problems with WiFi connectivity on any of the 3 iPads I've owned (original, iPad 2, new iPad), no, I don't feel frustrated. Perhaps you should take yours into be looked at by the folks at the Apple Store. It sounds as if you have a hardware problem. What you're describing isn't normal.
A thread with a lot of responses, even with the "more that 1200" (how many from unique posters, by the way?) is hardly statistically significant given the number of iPads sold. And, if that thread is like a lot of threads, a significant number of the posts will be about things that can (and were) fixed.
Regardless of our divergent opinions on the worth of that thread, if you believe there is a problem with your iPad, you should take it to Apple. I would imagine they keep records of what problems come in reporting. So, even if they can't resolve your problem (which I suspect they can), you've added data that might actually be useful to Apple if, as you believe, there is some kind of systemic problem. Posting here doesn't accomplish that.
Best of luck.
At least yours reconnects when you turn the wifi back on. No such luck here. I guess I will have to return it today. I've been trying to avoid doing that as I've put an expensive "skin" on it and was hoping they would come out with a software fix (or, say, acknowledge the issue and tell us ~something~ about the plan).
Look at iOS Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398
iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3304
iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199
Additional things to try.
Try this first. Turn Off your iPad. Then turn Off (disconnect power cord) the wireless router & then back On. Now boot your iPad. Hopefully it will see the WiFi.
Change the channel on your wireless router. Instructions at http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-a-good-range-on-your-wireless-netw ork.html
Another thing to try - Go into your router security settings and change from WEP to WPA with AES.
How to Quickly Fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Problems
If none of the above suggestions work, look at this link.
iPad Wi-Fi Problems: Comprehensive List of Fixes
Fix iPad Wifi Connection and Signal Issues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwWtIG5jUxE
We've posted some tips related to WiFi matters on this link to Apple TV
The tips are located toward the bottom of the page.
The information likely won't help everyone but hopefully it will answer some questions.
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We hope you find the information and video(s) useful.
Yes Apple, we all know to go to settings and turn wifi off then on again to get wifi connectivity back, but when people pay that much money for these devices should they have to do that every time they pick up their device?
Isn't also a little disheartening to know that earlier versions of the device work better?
Yeah, they're giving the Out of the Box experience in my experience too...
Ummm...have you seen the forums with more than 1200 responses for any iPad wifi issues....this problem is extremely common. As a matter of fact it is so common a non-Apple software architect has a web page devoted to working around this issue until Apple fixes it.
Even if all 1200 responses were from users that all had this problem - and I mean 1200 different users - and that is not the case as some are repeat posters - compared to the total number of iPads sold (millions) that is a very tiny percentage of users with WiFi problems.
If the problem has been evident since day one, why didn't you just return the device and get another one?
Thank you, and I appreciate the fact that you are trying to help. I have seen some of these troubleshooting documents, and we can fix his problem without the documents. That is all basic troubleshooting. My issue is that any or all of those things should not have to be done almost every time you pick up your iPad to go on the Internet. My issue is with Apple not putting out a software fix when this is an obvious widespread issue.
That is why this troubleshooting document is frustrating. It is because these steps shouldn't have to be taken on a regular basis. I also hear some people recommending to take it in to an Apple Store. There isn't an Apple Store in every town, it's not that simple in all cases.