I have tried this several times. Not really helping! Ugg! I also decided to clear my cache and history wondering if something there was the trigger. My ipad is still searching for Internet, but not as frequently. Can't tell if there is a place in the settings where I can regulate how often it will search for signal. I am sitting a foot away from my router too. Seems to me I should not be having this issue here!
Thanks for your comments.