Puzzling Apple iPad WiFi Workaround Recommendations: Adjust Screen Brightness Up?

If you have an iPad, you may have run into odd little WiFi related problems. I know I have. MacRumors mentioned a couple of workarounds including updating WiFi Router firmware, using WPA/WPA2 (this was puzzling at first), adjusting screen brightness (even more puzzling), and renewing the IP address.

iPad Wi-Fi Issues to be Addressed in Software Update

I found two Apple Support knowledge base articles related to iPad WiFi problems:

iPad: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks

The second support article has the most information though several suggested workarounds are puzzling. Some are understandable. The suggestion to use WPA/WPA2 encryption instead of WEP has nothing to do with fixing the problem. It is just a way to get around having to retype WEP keys after a disconnection. Adjusting screen brightness higher and turning off the auto-brightness setting is still puzzling. Apple offers no explanation why this might help with WiFi connectivity issues.

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