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Wifi Connection Keeps Dropping Out On It


My iPad can no longer sustain a wifi connection. It keeps fading in and out. When I try to reconnect it says cannot connect to my home network. I tried rebooting the iPad, resetting my cable modem etc. nothing works. My laptop and I touch connect just fine.


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